History of Mathematics Conference 2019

History of Mathematics Conference 2019

Thursday 1 August 2019 (All day) to Friday 2 August 2019 (All day)
Maynooth University

There will be a joint Irish History of Mathematics (IHoM5) and British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) Conference at Maynooth University on August 1st and 2nd 2019.

Day 1 will focus on invited talks on mathematical texts from the Russell Library, and will also feature a visit to the Russell Library to view their collections, which include works of Galileo, Copernicus, Fermat, and Newton, to name but a few. There will be a conference dinner in the evening.

Day 2 will follow a format similar to previous IHoM conferences, and will allow for a combination of longer and shorter talks. The topics will include:

  • General topics from the History of Mathematics
  • Significant people and or texts in the History of Mathematics 

We would particularly welcome submissions which are situated in an Irish context, and that involve the use and consideration of original sources.   The call for submissions (titles and abstracts) will open in March.  


Registration will open in March, with further details available on the conference schedule.


Dr Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University) and Dr Philip Beeley (Oxford University)

In collaboration with Barbara McCormack (Special Collections & Archives: Russell Library and John Paul II Library).