Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference – a virtual conference hosted from Great Britain

Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference – a virtual conference hosted from Great Britain

Monday 26 October 2020 (All day) to Tuesday 27 October 2020 (All day)

The British Society for the History of Mathematics, The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, are holding a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics. Registration is free.

The Vision of the conference is “To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics”.

There will be a balance of technical talks by internationally renowned black speakers that include some detail of career paths and experience to provide a testimonial dimension. We plan to achieve a balance of career stage and gender. Our speakers include Professor Edray Goins [Pomona College], Professor Nkechi Agwu [CUNY], Professor Tannie Liverpool [University of Bristol] and Dr Angela Tabiri [AIMS Ghana] to name a few.

We plan two sessions 26 October 2020 [morning and afternoon] and two sessions on 27 October [afternoon and early evening] to suit our audience and our line-up of international speakers. The second session each day will be a questions and discussion session hosted by Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the IMA. We plan that pre-recorded talks will be available during the first session each day [these will be pre-released by a few hours]. The questions and discussion sessions each day will be hosted in real time.

We are requesting that all talks are accessible to the wide audience that we hope to attract.


To attend this virtual conference, please fill out the registration form here.

Invited Speakers:

Professor Nkechi Agwu (CUNY) Dr Spencer Becker-Kahn (University of Cambridge) Professor Edray Goins (Pomona College) Dr Howard Haughton (King’s College London) Professor Tannie Liverpool (University of Bristol) Dr Angela Tabiri (Aims Ghana)

Tentative Programme:

26th October 10:00am Welcome – Dr Nira Chamberlain 10:10am Dr Angela Tabiri 10:40am Break 10:50am Dr Howard Haughton 11:20am Break 11:30am Professor Tannie Liverpool 12:00pm Break 13:00pm Panel Discussion 14:30pm Finish

27th October 14:00pm Welcome – Dr Nira Chamberlain 14:10pm Dr Spencer Becker-Kahn 14:40pm Break 14:50pm Professor Nkechi Agwu 15:20pm Break 15:30pm Professor Edray Goins 16:00pm Break 18:00pm Panel Discussion 19:30pm Finish *Please note that times are subject to change

Further information

For general conference queries please contact the Conferences Team (

E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020 Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.