By Eberhard Knobloch, Chairman
from the Bulletin of the Internation Mathematical Union No. 40, December 1996
Jeremy Gray, United Kingdom, organized this international conference in Milton Keynes, UK. 28 lectures were given, among others by Jesper Luetzen, Skuli Sigurdsson, Karin Reich, ICHM members of Denmark, Iceland, and Germany, respectively.
This international conference on the history and philosophy of mathematics was organized by Herbert Breger, Germany, and Emily Grosholz, USA, in State College, Pennsylvania, USA. Twelve historians of mathematics presented case studies which were commented on by philosophers of mathematics. The chairman of the ICHM was one of the speakers.
Joel Biard, France, organized this international conference in Paris. Five lectures dealt with the history of mathematics, especially those of Chikara Sasaki, Japanese member of the Executive Committee (EC) of the ICHM, and of the chairman of the ICHM.
Vassilis Karasmanis, Greece, organized this conference in Delphi, Greece. 24 lectures were given, among others by John L. Berggren, Sabetai Unguru, Jean Christianidis, ICHM members of Canada, Israel, Greece, respectively and by the chairman of the ICHM.
This conference was organized by Kim Yong-woon, Korean member of the ICHM in Seoul, Korea. 29 lectures dealt with the history of the mathematical sciences, among others those of Karine Chemla and Li Di, ICHM members of France and China, respectively.
This workshop was organized by Kirsti Andersen, Vice-Chairman of the ICHM, Denmark, Henk J.M. Bos, The Netherlands, and Menso Folkerts, Treasurer of the ICHM, in Oberwolfach/Walke, Germany. Its subject was "Significant Changes in Our Picture of Mathematics Past: Crucial Results of Four Decades of Research in the History of Mathematics". Fifteen presentations and six comments were given, among others those by Ahmed Djebbar, Algerian member of the ICHM, and by Laura Toti Rigatelli, Italian member of the EC of the ICHM.
Mohamed Abattouy, Morocco, organized this international conference in Berlin, Germany. The conference especially dealt with Arabic mathematics and astronomy. Menso Folkerts, Treasurer of the ICHM, was one of the speakers.
The course was concerned with the history of 19th-century mathematics and took place in Palermo, Italy. It was organized by Aldo Brigaglia, Italy. Karin Reich, German member of the ICHM, was one of the lecturers. Some twenty advanced students of the history of mathematics participated in the course.
The congress will focus on "Science, Technology, and Industry." Two symposia have been organized on behalf of the ICHM: 1. The Heritage of A.P. Yushkevich, co-organized by K. Chemla, S. Demidov, E. Knobloch; 2. Formation of a Research Area and a Scientific Community: Applied Mathematics, co-organized by Giorgio Israel and Joe W. Dauben.
The third Honors Course of the SOKRATES Inter-university Cooperation Program "History of Mathematics" will be organized by Ivor Grattan-Guinness in Enfield, UK, July 14-August 1, 1997. Its subject will be mathematics education and its institutions.
A Nominating Committee chaired by Karen Parshall, USA, elected five candidates for historical lectures which will be given on the occasion of the IMU.
Albert Lewis, Canada, with the concurrence of the ICHM, will serve as Chief Editor of the CD-Rom edition of Joseph W. Dauben's Selected Bibliography on History of Mathematics. The AMS will be the publisher. The contract will be submitted to the ICHM through its Chairman.
The Dictionary project edited by John Fauvel, UK, continues to progress. It is to be published by Oxford University Press.
This project will be finished presumably in 1998. It is directed by Joseph W. Dauben and Christoph J. Scriba, who organized a meeting of the collaborators in Oberwolfach, Germany, in 1996. The aim is to describe the history of mathematics from the first historical writings on mathematics by the ancient Greeks and Chinese to the present.
The journal Historia Mathematica, the official publication of the ICHM, is available electronically from the International Digital Electronic Access Library (IDEAL). IDEAL can be visited through Academic Press's home page at http://www.apnet.com.