Call for Papers: BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM July 6-8 2020

Call for Papers: BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM July 6-8 2020

Saturday 27 July 2019

A call for contributed papers is now open for People, Places, Practices: Joint BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM conference, 6-8 July 2020 in St Andrews. The submission deadline is 30 November 2019.

People, Places, Practices, will showcase a broad range of approaches to the history of mathematics:

  • People allows discussion of the cultural roles of mathematical biography, the historiographic and technical challenges of writing mathematical biography, as well as more straightforward biographical approaches
  • Places provides for the influence of location, geographical, spatial, conceptual or cultural, on mathematics and mathematicians
  • Practices encompasses the ways in which mathematicians and mathematical practitioners work or have worked, along with the materials, devices, and ideas used

Confirmed invited speakers include: Karen Parshall (Virginia), Edmund Robertson (St Andrews), Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College), Brendan Larvor (Hertfordshire), Serafina Cuomo (Durham), Valeria Giardino (Lorraine), Robin Wilson (Open)

We invite submissions for short presentations (20 mins presentation + 10 mins questions), or for symposia or workshops (60 mins or 90 mins), on topics related to the main themes of the conference. Topics from any historical period or geographical focus are welcome. Other session formats are encouraged; if you would like to propose one, please contact Isobel Falconer

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words (individual papers), or 1000 words (symposia or workshops) by 30 November, at Individual paper abstracts should include a short biography of the speaker. Symposia/workshop abstracts should give brief details of the chair and presenters, their topics and what the symposium/workshop as a whole will contribute to the conference.

We expect to have reached decisions on papers by 15 January 2020. Early-bird conference registration will close on 31 March 2020.

For further details of the conference and venue, see