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

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.

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

Confirmed invited speakers include Karen Parshall, Colm Mulcahy, Edmund Robertson, Brendan Larvor, Robin Wilson.

A call for contributed papers is now open. The submission deadline is 30 November 2019.

Registration is open, and university accommodation will become bookable in October 2019 (though you can book accommodation in town at any time). Accommodation information.

An education strand is planned

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)