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2022

January 12, 2022:  HOM SIGMAA Guest Lecture
The talk will take place virtually. It was previously scheduled as the HOM SIGMAA JMM Guest Lecture in Seattle.

          Adrian Rice (Randolph-Macon College) will speak on “Beyond the strength of a woman’s physical power: Mathematics, Machines, and the Mind of Ada Lovelace.” Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


January 20, 2022:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. The January seminar talk will be presented by Marina Vulis, who will speak on “Sophia Yanovskaya (1896–1966) and Soviet Mathematical Logic.” All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


January 25– 26, 2022:  Research in Progress, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)

         This annual meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics provides an opportunity for research students in any area of the history of mathematics to present their work to a friendly and supportive audience.


January 28, 2022: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's online colloquium series will feature Robert Bradley, Professor of Mathematics at Adelphi University, who will speak on the topic "The Marquis' Beak'" beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Colloquium sessions are open to CSHPM  members as well as the broader scholarly community. Participants are encouraged to become members (for as little as $10-$30/year, depending on your employment status), but it is not required. The talk will last 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A. For Zoom meeting details, visit the society's public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cshpmschpm) or calendar page (http://www.cshpm.org/meeting/CSHPMOnlineColloquium.php).


February 2, 2022:  HOM SIGMAA First Wednesdays Spring Lecture Series
The talk will take place virtually.

          Clemency Montelle (University of Canterbury), Kim Plofker (Union College), and Glen Van Brummelen (Trinity Western University) will speak on “The sine of one degree and its history.” Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


February 2–6, 2022:  Twelfth ERME Congress, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
This conference will take place virtually.

         CERME-12, the Twelfth Biennial Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), is hosted this year by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


February 17, 2022:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. The February seminar talk will be presented by Julian Gould of the University of Pennsylvania, who will speak on the history of mathematics under the Third Reich. All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


February 25, 2022: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's online colloquium series will feature Gillman Payette, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, who will give a talk titled "A view of logic from applied mathematics" beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Colloquium sessions are open to CSHPM  members as well as the broader scholarly community. Participants are encouraged to become members (for as little as $10-$30/year, depending on your employment status), but it is not required. The talk will last 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A. For Zoom meeting details, visit the society's public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cshpmschpm) or calendar page (http://www.cshpm.org/meeting/CSHPMOnlineColloquium.php).


February 26, 2022:  Mathematics: Inclusive or Exclusive? Putting colour, culture and context into the curriculum, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
This conference will take place virtually.

         A joint meeting with the BSHM, LMS, IMA, ICMS, RSS, SIGMA, ORS. The goal of this meeting is to encourage discussion in the UKHE mathematics community on these topics, as well as to identify effective interventions.


March 2, 2022:  HOM SIGMAA First Wednesdays Spring Lecture Series
The talk will take place virtually.

          Edray Herber Goins (Pomona College) will speak on “MADDER: Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Database's Ensemble of Researchers.” Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


March 17, 2022:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. The March seminar talk will be presented by William Dunham, Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, of Muhlenberg College, who will speak on “The Math Matriarchs of Bryn Mawr's Mathematical History.” All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


April 1, 2022: Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Online Colloquium
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         This session of CSHPM's online colloquium series will feature Jeffrey Oaks, University of Indianapolis, who will speak on the topic “How to Think Like a Medieval Algebraist” beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Colloquium sessions are open to CSHPM  members as well as the broader scholarly community. Participants are encouraged to become members (for as little as $10-$30/year, depending on your employment status), but it is not required. The talk will last 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A. For Zoom meeting details, visit the society's public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cshpmschpm) or calendar page (http://www.cshpm.org/meeting/CSHPMOnlineColloquium.php).


April 6, 2022:  Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

          Scheduled at 4:00 pm in Room 233 Science Building and preceded by coffee at 3:45 pm in Room 410 Science Building, Adelphi Univ. Walter Meyer (Adelphi University) will speak on "The History of College Algebra, Part 1: 1894-1909, The Smooth and the Rough".
          This talk is a report of the work of the Cajori Two Group: Walter Meyer (Adelphi University), Tom Bannon (Adelphi University), Larry D’Antonio (Ramapo State College), Michael George (Borough of Manhattan Community College), Joseph Malkevitch (Columbia Teachers College), Howard Sporn (Queensborough Community College), Patrick Wallach (Queensborough Community College) and Rochelle W. Meyer (Nassau Community College).
          Contact Pat Allaire or Rob Bradley for details.


April 6–9, 2022:  Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, Washington
This conference will take place virtually.

         The “largest mathematics conference in the world" includes the following sessions relevant to the history of mathematics and its uses in teaching:

  • AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, co-organized by Sloan Despeaux (Western Carolina Univ.), Deborah Kent (St Andrews Univ.), Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College), and Daniel E. Otero (Xavier Univ.)
  • “Making Math more Accessible: Venturing into Public Arenas,” organized by Lauren Siegel (Math Happens Foundation)
  • Association for Women in Mathematics Special Session on Celebrating the Mathematical Contributions of the AWM, co-organized by Donatella Danielli (Arizona State Univ.), Kathryn Leonard (Occidental College), Michelle Manes (Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa), and Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College)


April 9, 2022:  Meeting in Memory of Peter Neumann, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), The Queen's College, Oxford

         A day of talks that either touch upon aspects of Peter Neumann's work, or that are on topics that would have interested him. Peter M. Neumann O.B.E., was a former President and longstanding contributor to the BSHM. The meeting is planned to start at 09.45 and finish with a drinks reception at 17.30.


April 21, 2022:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This colloquium will take place virtually.

         The PASHoM seminar will meet virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. The April seminar talk will be presented by David Derbes (retired), University of Chicago Lab School, who will speak on “Mark Kac’s First Publication, On a new way of solving equations of the third degree.” All talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for Zoom details.


May 4, 2022: Frederick V. Pohle Colloquium Series in the History of Mathematics, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

          Scheduled at 4:00 pm ET in Room 233 Science Building and preceded by coffee at 3:45 pm in Room 410 Science Building, Adelphi Univ. Dan Curtin of Northern Kentucky University will speak on “A minus times a minus is minus, says Cardano. Why?”. The presentation will be simulcast on Zoom. Contact Pat Allaire or Rob Bradley for further details about attending in person or virtually.


May 4, 2022:  HOM SIGMAA First Wednesdays Spring Lecture Series
The talk will take place virtually.

         Abe Edwards (Michigan State University) will speak on “The Italian Job: Bonaventura Cavalieri's Geometria Indivisibilibus and calculus in early 17th-century Italy.” The talk will begin at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


May 13–15, 2022:   Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Annual Meeting
This conference will take place virtually.

          The CSHPM will be holding its 2022 Annual Meeting online in conjunction with the 2022 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the special session will be “original sources in the history and philosophy of mathematics.” Additional information will be posted on the CSHPM website as it becomes available.


May 14, 2022:  History of Analysis, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), Birkbeck College, London  

          A one-day BSHM conference on the history of mathematical analysis, held at Birkbeck (University of London). The 2022 event will look at the history of mathematical analysis. There will be speakers on a range of topics from the "prehistory" of analysis through to the 20th century. Speakers include Jeremy Gray, Niccolò Guicciardini, Bridget Stenhouse, and Kenneth Falconer.


May 18–21, 2022:   Conference on History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics, Miskolc, Hungary
This conference will take place virtually.

         Hosted by the servers of the University of Miskolc, the aim of this conference is to present aspects of the History of Mathematics, including its impact on the Teaching of Mathematics, to provide a forum to meet each other, and to give an opportunity for young researchers to present their results on the history of mathematics. We invite our colleagues, students, graduate students, and other researchers to take part in the meeting. Each participant will be given the possibility of presenting his/her contribution as a short (15–20 minutes) talk. Refereed papers will be published in the post-conference volume. The deadline for submission is May 5, 2022. Contact Péter Körtesi for details.


June 18, 2022:  Sedleian Professors, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), Weston Library, Oxford

         A one-day meeting to commemorate 400 years of the Sedleian Professorship in Natural Philosophy.


June 19, 2022:  ‘Cosmic Harmonies’: A Symposium Celebrating the Life, Science, Music, and Legacy of William Herschel (1738–1822), University of York, England

         Commemorates the bicentennial of the musician and astronomer’s death with a focus on the ways that science and music interconnect. Includes a public keynote lecture by Tom McLeish, a panel discussion on Herschel’s legacies, and a concert of Herschel’s music.


July 2, 2022:  History of Mathematics and FlightBritish Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
Rescheduled from September 2020 and from September 2021.

          All day meeting at the Concorde Conference Center, Manchester Airport, Manchester, England. Includes an optional tour of the Concorde flight deck.


July 18–22, 2022:  Ninth European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education, Fisciano (SA), Italy

          Sponsored by the International Study Group on Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), this collection of intensive courses is scheduled at the University of Salerno. Read the first announcement here. Abstracts and proposals for all types of activities are due to [email protected] by November 30, 2021 (extended deadline).


August 3–6, 2022:  MAA MathFest, Philadelphia, PA

          MathFest is the annual Summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. Every summer, MAA MathFest presents the latest in mathematical research and education to diverse audiences across the nation. History of mathematics on this year’s program includes a contributed paper session on “Complex Analysis: History, Pedagogy, Innovation, and Research”; a panel on “The Art of Publishing in MAA Journals” (such as Convergence); and a HOM SIGMAA workshop on “Learning from History: Teaching with Primary Source Projects in Your Mathematics Classroom.”


September 9–10, 2022:  Tunstall 500, British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), University of Durham 

          A meeting to commemorate the 500th birthday of Cuthbert Tunstall's De arte supputandi libri quattuor (1522), the first printed work published in England devoted exclusively to mathematics. 


September 19–23, 2022:  ICHME-7 Seventh International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, University of Mainz, Germany

          The conference host is Prof. Dr. Ysette Weiss, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Institut für Mathematik, Mainz, Germany. We are calling for papers for this seventh Conference, presenting original research on the history of mathematics education. See the conference website at: https://ichme7.uni-mainz.de. The main thematic issues of the Conference will be:

  1.  to compare recent research on the history of mathematics education at the international level;
  2.  to highlight and analyse the interrelations between the history of mathematics and the history of mathematics education;
  3.  to explore new methods of research, interpretation, and evaluation of sources;
  4.  to enrich the history of education with a comparative approach to the mathematical contents taught;
  5.  to take into account the sociological context to analyse the educational and professional scope of mathematics education;
  6.  to analyse the dissemination of conceptions and reforms in mathematical education internationally.


November 17–20, 2022:  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

          The meeting theme is “Sustainability, Regeneration, and Resiliency,” and in-person and virtual options will be offered. The paper session sponsored by the Forum on the History of Mathematical Sciences is titled “Transmissions and Traditions of Mathematics” and features talks by Elizabeth Hunter, Julia Tomasson, and Alex Garnick.



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