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2022

January 5–8, 2022:  Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, Washington
The Joint Mathematics Meetings have been postponed. This entry will be updated when more information is available.

         The “largest mathematics conference in the world" is being planned for the Washington State Convention Center. It 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.)
  • HOM SIGMAA Reception, Business Meeting, and Guest Lecture, co-organized by Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College), Amy Shell-Gellasch (Eastern Michigan Univ.), 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)


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 conference 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.


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 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.


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.


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

          Details to follow.


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.


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.


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 esu9.sa@gmail.com 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. Proposals for SIGMAA Sessions are due January 31, 2022. All other session proposals are due January 14, 2022. Abstract submissions for Contributed Paper and Poster Sessions are due May 21, 2022, and abstract submissions for Student Paper Sessions are due June 11, 2022.


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

          Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.



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