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

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 BST 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 have been emailed to registered participants on Saturday 10 July. If you have not received it, see the first page of the Programme.

Programme & Recording Links (updated 15 July) PDF icon bshm-cshpm_programme21_final.pdf

Abstracts (updated 15 July) PDF icon abstract_booklet_final.pdf

Speaker biographies PDF icon biographiesofspeakers.pdf

Additional Resources (for links etc promised by speakers during the conference)

Updates during the conference

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 (CNRS-Institu Jean Nicod, Paris; joint work with Frédéric Patras) Proving with graphs: the mathematician's toolkit
  • 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)

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from: the London Mathematical Society; ICHM; HOMSIGMAA; and the EPSRC

Registration has closed. If you need to contact the organisers, email ijf3 "at"