Welcome to the webpages of the
Winter Workshop on History of Mathematics

Basic information on the current year can be found on the page 6th winter workshop on history of mathematics. The topic is

“Mathematics and society

We are going to discuss how mathematics contributes to the quality of life. Invited speakers are

  • Jakub Rákosník (Charles University, Department of Social History) homepage and
  • Danny Beckers (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) homepage.

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.

A limited number of grants will be awarded to junior scholars presenting a paper at the workshop. For more information consult our 2nd announcement (PDF)

If you intend to participate, send a note to jan.kotulek@vsb.cz by 30 November 2015, preferably including the title and abstract of your talk. We also invite contributions in the form of introductory talk to a round-table discussion and/or report on a recent paper or book. Abstracts received by 15 January 2016 will be included in the pre-conference booklet.

In the breaks after lunch, there are cross-country skiing and/or hiking trips planned. In the case of good snow conditions, please pack your skiing equipment. Alternatively, there is a ski rental in the near Nové Město na Moravě.

Looking forward to seeing you

Jan, Helena & Rolf



6th winter workshop on history of mathematics (2016)

26.08.2015 14:49
Mathematics and society: How mathematics contributes to the quality of life When:                21–24 January 2016 Where:...

Exact sciences and mathematics in Central-Eastern Europe from the mid-XIX century till WW II

14.03.2015 16:28
The conference takes place in Kraków, Poland on June  11−13, 2015. Submissions are due by the end of April 2015, see the webpage provided by organisers.

Ivor Grattan-Guinness died

04.03.2015 14:01
aged 73 of heart failure on 12 December 2014. More info in our blog post (with a link to obituary)
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