Maynooth Conference in the History of Mathematics

Maynooth Conference in the History of Mathematics

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

Maynooth University will host a two day conference on the History of Mathematics on the 1st and 2nd of August. It is being held jointly under the auspices of Irish History of Mathematics (IHoM) and the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

Day one will feature invited speakers on specific texts and topics from the Russell Library collection. A list of confirmed speakers and texts being considered are available on the conference webpage. Day one 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 the submission of proposed titles and abstracts for day two is now open. Titles and abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by the 10th of May.  See the conference webpage for full details.


Registration is now open and closes on the 12th of July. For those interested in booking accommodation, some reduced rates are available and can be booked now.  See the conference webpage for full details. 


Dr Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University, email and Dr Philip Beeley (University of Oxford, email 

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