The following article, outlining the 40-year history of the British Society for the History of Mathematics was written for the European Mathematical Society's Newsletter by Professors Robin Wilson, current BSHM President, and Raymond Flood, a former BSHM President and Treasurer. The British Society for the History of Mathematics - Robin Wilson and Raymond Flood .
The British Society for the History of Mathematics exists to promote research into the history of mathematics and its use at all levels of mathematics education.
The Society's Bulletin is published by Taylor and Francis, and carries a wide range of articles and reviews of interest to the history of mathematics community.
This link provides information about how to join the Society; this site also contains information about the Society and its history, its current activities, and various resources on the history of mathematics.
BSHM Neumann Prize
BSHM is pleased to announce the biennial Neumann Prize for 2013. The prize is awarded for a book in English (including books in translation) dealing with the history of mathematics, aimed at a broad audience and published in 2011 or later. The prize is named in honour of Peter M. Neumann OBE, a former President and longstanding contributor to the Society. The value of the prize is £600.
Nominations for the prize are invited from individuals and publishers. Nominations should be sent to the chair of the judging panel, Norman Biggs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publishers should send three copies of their nominated book(s) to Professor Norman Biggs, Chair: BSHM Neumann Prize, Department of Mathematics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom.
BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize
Click here for information about the BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize for 2012-13. The closing date is 1 May 2013.
Unplanned impact of mathematics
Find out what BSHM is doing to collect examples of applications of mathematics that could not have been foreseen by the original discoverer. Featured in 'Nature' (14 July 2011)
Video and Audio recordings of BSHM / Gresham College Lectures
The Gresham College Lecture Archive contains recordings of most of the BSHM / Gresham College Lecture series and many other fascinating lectures. Links can be found on the Resources Page.
The British Society for the History of Mathematics is registered as a company limited by guarantee, no. 3326816, and as a charity, no. 1061229. Its registered office is c/o Andrew Thurburn & Co, 38 Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1XU, UK.
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