Historical IMU/ICM Digital Material Collection

This is the entry point to digital historical material about the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) which reflect the history of the IMU in all its facets. This Web page was released in 2010, the collections are expected to grow over time due to ongoing digitization projects.

ICM Proceedings

Collection of all articles that appeared in the Proceedings of the ICMs since 1893.

IMU is grateful to the copyright holders that gave their permission to make the proceedings of all international congresses electronically available. However, IMU does not own the copyright and, thus, is unable to grant reprint permissions. Unless a Proceedings volume has become public domain, reprint permissions need to be requested from the copyright holder. Relevant information is provided under “Info” in the “Information” column of the Proceedings Web page.

ICM Plenary and Invited Speaker List

List of ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897. Information is available through lists sorted by Last Name, Congress Year, and Section.

ICM Videos

Collection of videos (not intended to be exhaustive) of Opening/Closing ceremonies, prize related talks, plenary lectures, invited lectures, discussions, and other lectures. To view the videos flash player and javascript/css are required.

ICM Servers

Links to ICM servers since 1998. Depending on the server source and the time elapsed, dead links cannot be ruled out.


Selection of books/publications to illustrate the contemporary history of the Union.


Gallery of historically relevant and/or interesting pictures/photographs. IMU is grateful to the copyright holders that presented picture material to the IMU archive and gave permission to IMU to use and display the material. Proper credits to IMU and the copyright holders are requested in case of download and use of the material.