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A res earch community that could be described with the p hrase\n "Practice and Cultures of Mathem atics" has studied\n mathematics as a hu man subject with different practices and\n cu ltures in recent years. This research has been clo sely linked\n to the Philosophy of Mathematic al Practice community and its\n Association f or the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, but is \n broader in the sense that it is interested in the study of\n mathematical practices and cultures independently of whether\n there is an interaction with traditional philosophical que stions\n (such as epistemology or ontology).\ n

\nIn addition to many other me etings associated to the research\n community , there has been a series of meetings dealing\n specifically with the phenomenon of diversity o f research\n cultures in mathematics: the tra ditional view claims that all of\n the differ ences between mathematical research cultures are\n superficial and do not touch the nature of m athematics; it is\n the goal of this research community to evaluate that claim by\n studyi ng concrete examples. Here, culture should be unde rstood\n very widely, and cultural difference s can be found\n distinguishing mathematical subdisciplines, national cultures,\n cultures imposed by university or institute structures, et c.\n

\nThe meeting will focus on case studies from mathematical\n research th at highlight cultural differences, methodological\ n discussions of the use of empirical data fr om the study of\n mathematical practice for g aining insight in the phenomenon of\n mathema tics, and fundamental questions about mathematics that\n require a view towards mathematics as a human discipline to be\n discussed.\n

\n \n \nFor more information, see\n http://www .math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/Delhi2015/.\n

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\n The pr ogramme committee of the conference Cultures of\n Mathematics IV cordially invites all resear chers who work on\n cultural aspects of mat hematics and/or the practice of\n mathemati cs from all associated disciplines (i.e.,\n mathematics, philosophy, sociology, mathematics e ducation,\n history, psychology, and others ) to submit abstracts of papers\n to be pre sented in Delhi. We are particularly interested in \n studies dealing with differences between mathematical research\n cultures, and amon g these in studies dealing with concrete\n examples, as well as methodological discussions of the use of\n empirical and historical data from the study of mathematical\n practice for gaining insight in the phenomenon of\n mathematics. Please submit abstracts of talks by the\n deadline of 7 December 2014.\n < /p>\n