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2023


January 4–7, 2023:  AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA

          The program includes the following sessions relevant to the history of mathematics and its uses in teaching:

  • AMS Special Session, “History of Mathematics,” co-organized by Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College), Adrian Rice (Randolph Macon College), Deborah Kent (St Andrews Univ.), and Danny Otero (Xavier Univ.).
  • AMS Special Session, “Current Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” co-organized by Bonnie Gold (Monmouth Univ.) and Kevin Iga (Pepperdine Univ.).
  • AMS Special Session, “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Past, Present, and Future,” co-organized by Jacqueline M. Dewar (Loyola Marymount Univ.), Thomas Banchoff (Brown Univ.), Curtis D. Bennett (Cal State Univ., Long Beach), Brian Katz (Cal State Univ., Long Beach), Lewis Ludwig (Denison Univ.), and Larissa Schroeder (Univ. of Nebraska Omaha).
  • AWM Special Session, “Celebrating the Mathematical Contributions of the AWM,” co-organized by Michelle Manes (Univ. of Hawaii), Kathryn Leonard (AWM), Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College), and Donatella Danielli (Ariz. State Univ.).
  • POM SIGMAA Guest Lecture by Russell Marcus (Hamilton College).
  • JMM Panel, “Hidden Figures Revealed: Reflections from Research on Black Mathematicians,” co-organized by Ranthony A. C. Edmonds (Ohio State Univ.) and David Goldberg (Math Alliance/Purdue Univ.).
  • Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons for Black Mathematicians and Women Mathematicians.


January 9, 2023:  Atzlander Seminar 
This talk will take place virtually.

          The Atzlander group of archaeologists will host Ximena Catepillán, Professor Emerita, College of Science & Technology, Millersville University, for the talk “Maya Numbers and Computations” at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT. Access the presentation with this Zoom link.


January 19, 2023:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will be held in a hybrid format.

          The PASHoM seminar will meet both in person and virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. In the January talk Maryam Vulis, St John's University, Norwalk Community College and CCNY, will present Ukrainian Mathematicians in the Soviet Ukraine. All seminar talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for parking or Zoom details.


January 30, 2023:  Forum for the History of the Mathematical Sciences, History of Science Society
This discussion will take place virtually.

          This special interest group is launching a reading discussion group by considering “On a Collection of Geometrical Riddles and Their Role in the Shaping of Four to Six ‘Algebras,’” from Jens Höyrup's Selected Essays on Pre- and Early Modern Mathematical Practice (2019). People from different career levels and research interests are encouraged to attend. Contact Elizabeth Hunter for the reading and Zoom information.


February 16, 2023:  Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)
This talk will be held in a hybrid format.

          The PASHoM seminar will meet both in person and virtually on Zoom for the spring semester, with one speaker each month. In the February talk Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech, will present A tour of the birth and early development of finite geometries, combinatorial designs, and normed algebras. All seminar talks will begin at 6:30 pm ET. Contact Alan Gluchoff for parking or Zoom details.


February 17–18, 2023: How Ed Did It: A Celebration of the Legacy of Historian of Mathematics Ed Sandifer
This conference will take place virtually.

         A conference in honor of Ed Sandifer and his contributions to the history of mathematics. The sessions will run on Friday evening, 6:00–9:15 pm ET, and Saturday afternoon, 12:00–4 pm ET. Speakers include: Robert Bradley, Richard Cleary, Larwrence D’Antonio, Stacy Langton, Dominic Klyve, Erik Tou, Bill Dunham, M. W. Alexander, Niccoló Guicciardini, Kim Plofker, Craig Fraser, Chuck Rocca, and Jordan Bell. Contact Amy Shell-Gellasch or Lawrence D’Antonio for details, and Zoom information.


February 21, 2023:  HOM SIGMAA Virtual Speaker Series
The talk will take place virtually.

          Marjorie Senechal (Smith College) will speak on “Josephine Mehlberg (1905–1969), Mathematician,” at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET. Contact Jemma Lorenat for Zoom details.


February 25, 2023:  Research in ProgressBritish Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), Oxford, England

          Annual all-day meeting that provides an opportunity for research students in any area of the history of mathematics to present their work to a friendly and supportive audience. Isobel Falconer (St Andrews) will be the keynote speaker. The meeting will be held in person at The Queen's College, Oxford, England.


April 27, 2023:  Linda Hall Library After Hours 
This program will take place virtually.

          Margaret Landis (University of Colorado, 2022 Honey & Wax Prize winner) joins Jason W. Dean (Linda Hall Library) at 6:30 pm CT to explore Maria Mitchell’s print legacy and how it reflects issues that astronomers and space scientists are still dealing with today. Register here. Previous events in the After Hours series may be viewed here.


May 28–30, 2023:  Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada

          Featuring the Kenneth O. May Lecture and a special session on Underrepresented Mathematics, the conference also will include talks on a variety of subjects in history and philosophy of mathematics. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Feb. 1, 2023. The conference will be held at York University in conjunction with the Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


June 8–9, 2023:   The American Philosophical Society Conference in Philadelphia on Women in Science

          Inspired by its 2023 exhibition Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society is organizing two international conferences that will explore the history of women in science, the present state of science and society, and the opportunities to create a more inclusive and diverse practice of science. The program committee is now accepting proposals for the first conference on “Women in Science: Achievements and Barriers.” The conference will be held in-person at the Society in Philadelphia on June 8-9, 2023. The conference will also be livestreamed. Contact Adrianna Link for details.

 

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