People, Places, Practices: Joint BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM conference

People, Places, Practices: Joint BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM conference

Monday 12 July 2021 - 14.00 to Thursday 15 July 2021 - 20.00

Registration (free) is now open.

The confirmed dates are: 12-15 July 2021

The meeting will take place online. Core activities (talks, keynotes) will take place between 14:00 and 20:00 on Monday 12 July to Thursday 15 July, though there may be peripheral activities outside these time slots. The times are designed to enable participation by people in as many time zones as possible.

Further details, links, etc will be sent to registered participants in the week before the conference.

Draft Timetable PDF icon draftprogramme21_timetable_110621.pdf

Draft Speakers & Titles PDF icon draftprogramme21_speakerstitles_110621.pdf

People, Places, Practices, is the 5-yearly joint conference of the British Society for the History of Mathematics and Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, in collaboration with HOM-SIGMAA, the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA.

Invited Talks:

  • Karen Parshall (University of Virginia) People in New Places: The American Mathematical Research Community and the First Wave of Mathematical Émigrés, 1933-1938
  • Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College) The Scottish Irish Mathematical Trail
  • Robin Wilson (Open University) The diaries of Thomas Archer Hirst – Mathematician Xtravagant
  • Évelyne Barbin (University of Nantes) Introducing an historical perspective in mathematical teaching: meaning and practices
  • Edmund Robertson & John O'Connor (University of St Andrews) A history of the development of MacTutor
  • Valeria Giardino (University of Lorraine) The dynamics of mathematics: A back and forth between concepts and artefacts
  • Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire) Mathematical Memes in the Age of Reason: the limits of understanding and the understanding of limits
  • Robin Wilson & Raymond Flood (Open University & Oxford) The BSHM: the first fifty years

The Eleventh Conference on Mathematical Cultures and Practices (MC&P-XI, 10-12 July ) is associated with our meeting, and will share some sessions on Monday 12th. See their programme.

BSHM-CSHPM Conference website

The organising committee are: Maria Zack (CSHPM), Dirk Schlimm (CSHPM), Amy Shell-Gellasch (HOMsigmaa), Mark McCartney (BSHM), Isobel Falconer (BSHM), Troy Astarte (BSHM).

The education subcommittee are: Chris Pritchard (BSHM & Scottish Mathematical Council), Amy Shell-Gellasch (HOMsigmaa), Danny Otero (HOMsigmaa), Snezana Lawrence (BSHM), Isobel Falconer (BSHM)