Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

31 October - 2 November 2019, 30th Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Strasbourg, France

Date: 31 October - 2 November 2019
Location: Strasbourg, France
Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics is an annual international conference aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students (young scholars) in the history and philosophy of mathematics.

Mathematical knowledge is commonly thought of as being essentially universal: its truths are eternal and incontrovertible, its propositions understandable and agreeable by all, independent of linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds. However, global knowledge, as mathematics seems to be, is always produced locally. As such, it hinges upon collectively shared ways of practicing, writing, and communicating mathematics. This year's Novembertagung invites participants to reflect on the theme 'Mathematical Cultures, Values, & Norms'. The invited speakers are June Barrow-Green (Open University) and Roy Wagner (ETH Zurich).

We are looking for contributions by PhD students and early career researchers on the theme of this years conference: Mathematical Cultures, Values and Norms. Contributions less strictly related to this theme are also welcome; however, establishing links with the theme will allow for more fruitful discussions, and as such is recommended. We are happy to host presentations pertaining to historical, historiographical, or philosophical discussions of this theme.