“The World Is Round. Or, Is It, Really?” A Global History of Mathematics in the 17th Century
In this talk, we will survey the movement of mathematical ideas in the 17th century. We will explore, in particular, the mathematical cultures of Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Cape Town, Goa, Kyoto, Beijing, and London, as well as the journey of mathematical knowledge on a global scale. As it will be an ambitious task to complete a round-the-world history tour in an hour, the focus will be on East Asia. By employing the digital humanities technique, this presentation will use digital media to effectively show historical sources and help the audience imagine the world as a “round” entity when we discuss a global history of mathematics.
Date: 1 May 2018, 16:00 (Tuesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Lecture room L3
Speaker: Tomoko L. Kitagawa (UC Berkeley & Oxford Centre for Global History)
Organising department: Mathematical Institute
Organiser: Christopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: christopher.hollings@maths.ox.ac.uk
Host: Christopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
Part of: What do historians of mathematics do?
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Christopher Hollings