Fifth Joint Meeting with CSHPM / SCHPM

A Joint Conference on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Trinity College, Dublin, 15-17 July 2011

Sponsored by Taylor and Francis and by the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM)

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Registration form, programme and venue map

Organisers: Tony Mann (, Adrian Rice, John Earle, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Raymond Flood.

This is the fifth in our series of joint meetings with the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics / Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des mathématiques.

Trinity College, Dublin           Trinity College, Dublin

This meeting follows four very successful joint meetings held in Oxford (1997), Toronto (1999), Cambridge (2004) and Montreal (2007), all of which were characterised by very lively and thought-provoking papers presented in a spirit of considerable enthusiasm.  In common with these meetings, the Fifth BSHM/CSHPM Joint Conference will feature contributions from members of both societies, covering a larger number of themes than is normally possible in one meeting.

Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest institution of higher education in Ireland.  Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, just a short walk from the river Liffey, its 47-acre campus features many attractive buildings dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.  Alumni include Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, as well as mathematicians such as George Salmon, John Graves and William Rowan Hamilton.

Members are invited to present papers on any subject relating to the history of mathematics, its use in the teaching of mathematics, the philosophy of mathematics, or a related topic. If you wish to present a paper, please send a title and abstract to one of the joint organisers – Tony Mann (BSHM) or Adrian Rice (CSHPM) – as soon as possible, and no later than 1 March 2011.

The conference will start on the morning of Friday 15 July 2011 and will finish on the afternoon of Sunday 17 July 2011. 

The registration form, with details of conference and accommodation fees, should be sent by post to Tony Mann (BSHM) at the address given below.  The College has reduced its accommodation charges - new rates were posted on March 1st. Dublin, and Trinity College in particular, is a very popular conference venue so variations of accommodation arrangements may be difficult to arrange.  Any such requests must be made well in advance, preferably at the time of registering.

Thanks to generous financial support from the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM) a limited amount of support is available for students wishing to attend this conference. Please contact Tony Mann ( for further information.

Enquiries about registration and accommodation should be addressed to:
Tony Mann, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE 10 9LS, UK. (

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