Mathematical Cultures & Practices XI

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Mathematical Cultures & Practices XI
St Andrews, Scotland, 10–12 July 2021

Satellite Meeting of the BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM meeting People, Places, Practices


The event will take place purely virtually on 10th, 11th and 12th July 2021. The main part of our conference will happen on Saturday and Sunday; the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics and the British Society for the History of Mathematics will start in the morning of Monday, the 12th July 2021: some shared sessions are scheduled on Monday morning.

All sessions will be held via Zoom: the Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants. Please register by Thursday 8 July 2021 to obtain the Zoom link in time for the conference.

10 July 2021
all times are BST (= St Andrews time)
11 July 2021
all times are BST (= St Andrews time)
12 July 2021
all times are BST (= St Andrews time)
10:00–10:45 Christian Greiffenhagen (Hong Kong)
The Disciplinary Specificity of Peer Review: 'Quick Opinions' in Mathematics.
10:00–10:45 Mikkel Willum Johansen (Copenhagen)
Beyond the valley of formalism: Abstract diagrams in the late 20th century mathematics.
10:45–11:00 BREAK 10:45–11:00 BREAK
11:00–11:30 Karen François, Maria Cecilia Fantinato, José Ricardo Mafra, Eric Vandendriessche. How mathematical cultures interact: the case of ethnomathematical fieldwork. 11:00–11:30 Clemency Montelle, Sahana Cidambi and Aditya Jha. Mathematical features of an 18th century Sanskrit astrological Scroll.
11:30–12:00 Brittany Anne Carlson. The Origins of 19th Century Math Anxiety and Edwin Abbott's (Re)mediation of it in Flatland. 11:30–12:00 Benjamin Wilck. The Alternative in Euclid's Alternative Definitions
12:00–12:15 BREAK 12:00–12:15 BREAK
12:15–13:00 Nina Engelhardt (Stuttgart)
Mathematics in Twentieth-Century Literature: Between Rationalization and Creative Freedom.
12:15–13:00 Jessica Bradford (London)
Telling the story of mathematics at the Science Museum.
13:45–14:00 WELCOME 13:00–15:00 EXTENDED LUNCH BREAK 13:00–15:00 SOCIAL BRUNCH
14:00–14:45 Matthew Inglis (Loughborough)
Assessing explanatory preferences in mathematics.
14:45–15:00 BREAK
15:00–15:30 Deborah Kant, José Antonio Pérez Escobar and Deniz Sarikaya.
Indispensability of Empirical Information in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice.
15:00–15:30 Honali Mistry, Matthew Inglis, Theresa Wege, and Dirk Schlimm. Iconicity in Mathematical Notation: Symmetry and Commutativity.
15:30–16:00 Colin Rittberg and Fenner Stanley Tanswell. Epistemic Injustice in Mathematics Education. 15:30–16:00 Ned Wontner. Mathematicians' Perceptions of "Generalisations" in Mathematics.
16:00–16:15 BREAK
16:15–16:45 Deniz Sarikaya. Enculturation of mathematically gifted youth and two views of mathematics in society.
16:45–17:15 Alexandre Borovik. Mathematics as a proselytising cult: nurturing future mathematicians.