Christmas meeting and AGM

Christmas meeting

Christmas meeting and AGM

Saturday 5 December 2020 (All day)

This Christmas meeting this year will use a mix of specially pre-recorded sessions and live Q&A online.

The AGM will take place during the meeting as a live online session.

Christmas Meeting

This year's Christmas meeting looks forward to the BSHM's 50th birthday next year. All the speakers are past Presidents who will reflect on aspects of the history of "history of mathematics" over the past 50 years. The keynote speaker at the end of the day is Craig Fraser, President of our sister society, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

9:50 Mark McCartney: Introduction & Welcome

Morning talks: Chair Isobel Falconer

10:00 Robin Wilson: The BSHM: the first fifty years

10:30 Raymond Flood: John Fauvel: life, labours and legacy

11:00 Steve Russ: Onwards and Outwards

11:30 Q&A Session on the morning's talks

12:00 Break

12:15 Society AGM

12:45 Lunch

Afternoon talks: Chair Snezana Lawrence

13:30 June Barrow-Green: “I found out myself by the triangles”:  The mathematical progress of Robert Leslie Ellis (1817-1859) as told by himself. (Q&A immediately after the talk)

14:10 Philip Beeley: Whither the history of mathematics? Historical reflections on a historical discipline (Q&A immediately after the talk)

14:50 Tony Mann: History of Mathematics: Dealing with the past (Q&A immediately after the talk)

15:30 Break

Keynote talk: Chair Mark McCartney

15:45 Craig Fraser: John Charles Fields and Canadian Mathematics (Q&A immediately after the talk)

16:45 Meeting Ends

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The Annual General Meeting of the BSHM is to be held online during the Christmas Meeting (12:15-12:45pm). Please note only BSHM members should attend the AGM. 

AGM documents are linked below. 


Please register (free) to receive links to the live sessions and recordings. All are very welcome to the meeting, but only BSHM members should attend the AGM session.