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People, Places, Practices

Joint BSHM - CSHPM/SCHPM Conference

Online, coordinated through the University of St Andrews, Scotland

12-15 July 2021

News: "Exhibit" Competition - details on the Resources page. Closing date 15 August 2021

Programme now available

Abstracts & activities now available

Invited Talks

  • Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire) Mathematical Memes in the Age of Reason: the limits of understanding and the understanding of limits
  • Valeria Giardino (CNRS-Institu Jean Nicod, Paris; joint work with Frédéric Patras) Proving with graphs: the mathematician's toolkit
  • Évelyne Barbin (University of Nantes) Introducing an historical perspective in mathematical teaching: meaning and practices
  • Robin Wilson (Open University) The diaries of Thomas Archer Hirst – Mathematician Xtravagant
  • Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College) The Scottish Irish Mathematical Trail
  • Karen Parshall (University of Virginia) People in New Places: The American Mathematical Research Community and the First Wave of Mathematical Émigrés, 1933-1938
  • Edmund Robertson & John O'Connor (University of St Andrews) A history of the development of MacTutor
  • Robin Wilson & Raymond Flood (Open University & Oxford) The BSHM: the first fifty years

Speaker biographies

Jesuit astronomers by Philippe Behagle - Beauvais, 1690-1705, Public Domain

Contributed Speakers

Around 90 contributed speakers will present. See the Programme

Speaker biographies

Other Activities

A range of online social events, virtual tours, etc, are being planned. See the first few pages of the Abstract Booklet


Over 90 contributed papers and symposia were accepted for 2020. Most of these speakers will be presenting in 2021

Le-Shen-Lan and his pupils. John Thomson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons