3rd Winter School on History of Mathematics: „Matematics for the People!“ or History of Mathematics and Popularization with respect to history of the sciences in general

Ort
Vysocina, Czech Republic
Veranstaltungsort
Tri studne
Veranstalter
Institute for Contemporary Science ASCR; Dept. of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno; Department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry of the Technical University in Ostrava; in co-operation with the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists; and the Czech Society for History of Science and Technology (Brno branches)
Datum
24.01.2013 - 27.01.2013
Bewerbungsschluss
30.11.2012
Von
Doubravka Olsakova

Mathematics - by mathematicians often called the ‘queen of the sciences’ - has not recently been a favourite subject for humanity students. Teachers of mathematics therefore welcome popularization of mathematics. History of mathematics, or rather stories about mathematicians and mathematics, are therefore used as a divertimento in mathematics lessons. However, is mathematics (and its history) indeed something that is not part of our lives?

The meeting traditionally strives to support interdisciplinary debate and explore various approaches to history of mathematics. We would like to offer a view of mathematics as an indispensable part of our culture.

If you intend to participate, send a note to helena.durnova@mail.muni.cz by 30 November 2012, preferably including the title and abstract of your talk. Abstracts received by 31 December 2012 will be included to the pre-conference volume with recommended reading, which will be send to the participants two weeks before the winter school.

Programm

Preliminary programme:

Thursday: arrival and informal introductory meeting
Friday morning: history of mathematics used in its popularization – a discussion
Friday afternoon: contributed talks and discussion based on recommended reading
Saturday morning: invited lecture and a discussion
Luděk Vacín (Max-Planck Institute for the History of Sciences, Berlin): Mathematics and Society in the Middle East, or Were Mathematicians Magicians?
Saturday afternoon: contributed talks or excursion to the pilgrimage church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora
Sunday (morning only): lecture and closing discussion
Doubravka Olšáková (Institute for Contemporary History ASCR, Prague): Popularization of mathematics after 1948 in its institutionalised form

Kontakt

Doubravka Olsakova

Institute of Contemporary History, Vlasska 9, Prague

olsakova@usd.cas.cz

Zitation
3rd Winter School on History of Mathematics: „Matematics for the People!“ or History of Mathematics and Popularization with respect to history of the sciences in general, 24.01.2013 – 27.01.2013 Vysocina, Czech Republic, in: H-Soz-Kult, 27.08.2012, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-19847>.