Research in Progress

Research in Progress

Research in Progress

Saturday 2 March 2024 (All day)
The Queen's College, Oxford

Our annual meeting which provides an opportunity for research students in any area of the history of mathematics to present their work to a friendly and supportive audience. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Rebekah Higgitt (National Museums Scotland). Scroll down to download the book of abstracts. 

Tickets cost £22 for BSHM members, £32 for non-members, and £5 for students. Online booking has now closed; if you would like to attend, please contact 

Information on the accessibility of the venue (The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College) can be found by clicking this link.


10:00–10:20 Registration

10:20–10:30 Welcome

10:30–11:00 Jason Yip, Middlesex University. Cultural Echoes in Mathematical Discourse: The Unique Style of Ancient Chinese Treatises

11:00–11:30 David Virgili, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Antonio Hugo de Omerique, A Modern Geometer with Classical Roots

11:30–12:00 Refreshment break

12:00–12:30 Saša Popovic, University of Rijeka. Poincaré's Double Mistake and the Reception History of Veronese's Fondamenti di Geometria

12:30–13:00 Paul-Emmanuel Timotei, SPHERE Université Paris Cité. The Reduction of Singularities between Max Noether and Georges-Henri Halphen: What did a more geometric approach mean?

13:00–14:00 Lunch in the Schulman Foyer

14:00–14:30 Aoife Kearins, Independent Scholar. Place, Space, and the Mathematical Imagination: Resituating George Gabriel Stokes in Ireland

14:30–15:00 Kate Hindle, University of St Andrews. Placing D'Arcy Thompson in the History of Mathematics

15:00–15:15 Comfort break

15:15–15:30 Eleanor Brittain, University of Cambridge (BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prizewinner). Whipple Museum Object 1754: A Window into the Crossing of Mathematics, Religion and Art in the 17th Century

15:30–16.00 Clément Bonvoisin, SPHERE Université Paris Cité. Across Disciplinary Boundaries and State Borders. How Restricted Mathematical Knowledge Traveled from New Jersey to Moscow through an Engineering Textbook (1953-1956)

16:00-16.30 Frederike Lieven, Paris Sorbonne Université. "Shattering the Traditional Framework of Mathematical Instruction": Teaching "New Math" in a Modern Society

16:30–17:00 Refreshment break

17:00–18:00 Rebekah Higgitt, National Museums Scotland (Invited Lecture). Metropolitan Science and Mathematical Practice

18:00 Close of meeting