Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The British Society for the History of Mathematics exists:

  • to promote and encourage research in the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of such research;
  • to promote and develop for the public benefit, awareness, knowledge, study and teaching of the history of mathematics;
  • to promote the use of the history of mathematics at all levels in mathematics education in order to enhance the teaching of mathematics for the public benefit.

Upcoming Events

Wed 5th August 2015 to Sat 8th August 2015
Washington, DC, USA
Fri 18th September 2015 to Sun 20th September 2015
University of Birmingham

From our Twitter feed

July 1
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716) one inventor of the Calculus, invented the Stepped Reckoner, born 1 Jul http://t.co/tsBheiV5Rb
June 30
William Oughtred (1574-1660) invented early slide rule & many new symbols incl. X for multiplication, died 30 Jun http://t.co/SYQ2FSAJK9
June 29
Witold Hurewicz (1904-1956) made important contributions to algebraic topology, born 29 Jun http://t.co/6nX9XBOQtZ
June 28
Henri Leon Lebesgue (1875-1941) formulated the theory of measure, generalised Riemann integral, born 28 Jun http://t.co/uzTntlovG3
June 27
Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871)  1st LMS president, defined & introduced term 'mathematical induction', born 27 Jun http://t.co/w7vAFdsWdf