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

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

Monday 6 July 2020 - 9.30 to Wednesday 8 July 2020 - 9.30
University of St Andrews

This meeting is POSTPONED until Summer 2021. We are currently seeking a new date, and will advertise it as soon as possible.

We hope to carry over as many of the invited and contributed speakers as possible.

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.

The conference is hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, St Andrews University, the home of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.

We had a massive response to the call for papers, so it looks like being a lively conference.

Confirmed invited speakers include Karen Parshall, Colm Mulcahy, Évelyne Barbin, Edmund Robertson, Valeria Giardino, Brendan Larvor, Robin Wilson, Serafina Cuomo.

An Education Strand will run on 6-7 July. This will provide practical talks and workshops for those teaching the 15+ age group. The programme will be designed to minimise accommodation costs (0 or 1 night) and we are exploring ways of enabling remote participation.

Our meeting will be co-located with the Eleventh Conference on Mathematical Cultures and Practices (MC&P-XI, 8-10th July 2020). The two events will overlap on the afternoon of 8th July.

Conference website

Accommodation information.

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

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