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Christopher Hollings
University of Oxford
http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/christopher.hollings
Events this person is speaking at:
Monday 8 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

What is algebra?
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Wednesday 17 January 2018 (1st Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

"Black strokes upon white paper": changing attitudes towards symbolic algebra from the 19th into the 20th century
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Friday 27 July 2018 (14th Week, Trinity Term)
15:00

Meeting under the integral sign? The 1936 Oslo International Congress of Mathematicians
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Events this person is hosting:
Monday 8 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

What is algebra?
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Monday 15 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

Ars sine Scientia Nihil Est: Architecture and Mathematics through history
Snezana Lawrence
(Anglia Ruskin University)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Monday 22 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

The Struggle for Algebra: English mathematics around 1660
Philip Beeley
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Friday 16 June 2017 (8th Week, Trinity Term)
14:00

Cooperating around a theory: the example of lattice theory in the 1930s
Simon Decaens
(Université Paris Diderot)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 14 November 2017 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)
16:00

Spinning, stalling, and falling apart
Tony Royle
(The Open University)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 25 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Was James Clerk Maxwell’s mathematics as good as his poetry?
Mark McCartney
(University of Ulster)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 1 May 2018 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

“The World Is Round. Or, Is It, Really?” A Global History of Mathematics in the 17th Century
Tomoko L. Kitagawa
(UC Berkeley & Oxford Centre for Global History)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Tuesday 8 May 2018 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

“Perseverance and intelligence, but no genius”: Mary Somerville's theory of differences
Brigitte Stenhouse
(The Open University)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Tuesday 15 May 2018 (4th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

Euclid's Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain
Yelda Nasifoglu
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Wednesday 13 June 2018 (8th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

Applied mathematics in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars
Jan Kotůlek
(Technical University of Ostrava)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Friday 27 July 2018 (14th Week, Trinity Term)
14:00

Euler's research on curvature of spatial curves
Xi Liu
(Xi'an/Oxford)
History of Mathematics Seminar
14:30

About the nature of π: Proofs and conjectures in Lambert's Mémoire (1768)
Eduardo Dorrego López
(Seville)
History of Mathematics Seminar
15:00

Meeting under the integral sign? The 1936 Oslo International Congress of Mathematicians
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
History of Mathematics Seminar
16:00

William Burnside and the Mystery Letter
Howard Emmens
History of Mathematics Seminar
16:30

How did Chinese deal with a scientific problem: Building the solar eclipse theory in ancient China (the 7th10th century AD)
Anjing Qu
(Xi'an)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Friday 9 November 2018 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)
15:00

Formulating a theory  mathematics in Thomson and Rutherford's collaboration on xray ionisation
Isobel Falconer
(University of St Andrews)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 4 December 2018 (9th Week, Michaelmas Term)
14:00

The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics, 19441963
Volker Remmert
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Monday 18 February 2019 (6th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

A Beautiful Game from the War: Piet Hein, John Nash, Martin Gardner and Hex
Ryan Hayward
(University of Alberta)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 12 March 2019 (9th Week, Hilary Term)
14:00

Jacob Bernoulli’s role in the history of elasticity: From a discussion with a craftsman to the discovery of the elasticity rules
Sepideh Alassi
(University of Basel)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 25 June 2019 (9th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

On the circulation structures in traditional Chinese algorithms
GUO Shirong
(Institute for the History of Science and Technology，Inner Mongolia Normal University)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 12 November 2019 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)
15:30

ReEngineering History: A Playful Demonstration
Tom Ritchie
(University of Kent)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Monday 25 November 2019 (7th Week, Michaelmas Term)
17:00

Crossing the Pond: European Mathematicians in 1920s America
Karen Hunger Parshall
(University of Virginia)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 3 December 2019 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)
11:00

Babbage's mechanical notation
Adrian Johnstone
(Royal Holloway, University of London)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 28 April 2020 (1st Week, Trinity Term)
14:30

Mathematics and Justice in ancient Egypt
A joint History of Mathematics/Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Seminar
Status
: This talk has been cancelled
Annette Imhausen
(GoetheUniversität Frankfurt)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Events this person is organising:
Monday 8 May 2017 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

What is algebra?
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Monday 15 May 2017 (4th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

Ars sine Scientia Nihil Est: Architecture and Mathematics through history
Snezana Lawrence
(Anglia Ruskin University)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Monday 22 May 2017 (5th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

The Struggle for Algebra: English mathematics around 1660
Philip Beeley
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Friday 16 June 2017 (8th Week, Trinity Term)
14:00

Cooperating around a theory: the example of lattice theory in the 1930s
Simon Decaens
(Université Paris Diderot)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 14 November 2017 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)
16:00

Spinning, stalling, and falling apart
Tony Royle
(The Open University)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday 17 January 2018 (1st Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

"Black strokes upon white paper": changing attitudes towards symbolic algebra from the 19th into the 20th century
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 24 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Justification of axioms: a neglected topic in the history of mathematics?
Ralph Krömer
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Thursday 25 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Was James Clerk Maxwell’s mathematics as good as his poetry?
Mark McCartney
(University of Ulster)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday 31 January 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Gauss’s diary, Riemann’s Hypothesis, and Klein’s letters: the central archive for mathematics bequests in Göttingen
Katharina Habermann
(Universität Göttingen)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 7 February 2018 (4th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Insights into the long “genesis” of Dedekind’s lattice theory
Emmylou Haffner
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 14 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Speaking, reading, writing and printing numbers in seventeenth and eighteenthcentury England
Natasha Glaisyer
(University of York)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 21 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Forms of proofs for algebraic equations in medieval China
Karin Chemla
(CNRS)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 28 February 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Geometry and mathematics for the technical and visual arts at the turn of the sixteenth century
Matthew Landrus
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Wednesday 7 March 2018 (8th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Reading mathematics in the eighteenth century: Montesquieu and young d’Alembert
Jeanne Peiffer
(Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 1 May 2018 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

“The World Is Round. Or, Is It, Really?” A Global History of Mathematics in the 17th Century
Tomoko L. Kitagawa
(UC Berkeley & Oxford Centre for Global History)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Tuesday 8 May 2018 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

“Perseverance and intelligence, but no genius”: Mary Somerville's theory of differences
Brigitte Stenhouse
(The Open University)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Tuesday 15 May 2018 (4th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

Euclid's Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain
Yelda Nasifoglu
(University of Oxford)
What do historians of mathematics do?
Wednesday 13 June 2018 (8th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

Applied mathematics in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars
Jan Kotůlek
(Technical University of Ostrava)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Friday 27 July 2018 (14th Week, Trinity Term)
14:00

Euler's research on curvature of spatial curves
Xi Liu
(Xi'an/Oxford)
History of Mathematics Seminar
14:30

About the nature of π: Proofs and conjectures in Lambert's Mémoire (1768)
Eduardo Dorrego López
(Seville)
History of Mathematics Seminar
15:00

Meeting under the integral sign? The 1936 Oslo International Congress of Mathematicians
Christopher Hollings
(University of Oxford)
History of Mathematics Seminar
16:00

William Burnside and the Mystery Letter
Howard Emmens
History of Mathematics Seminar
16:30

How did Chinese deal with a scientific problem: Building the solar eclipse theory in ancient China (the 7th10th century AD)
Anjing Qu
(Xi'an)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Friday 9 November 2018 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)
15:00

Formulating a theory  mathematics in Thomson and Rutherford's collaboration on xray ionisation
Isobel Falconer
(University of St Andrews)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 4 December 2018 (9th Week, Michaelmas Term)
14:00

The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics, 19441963
Volker Remmert
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 22 January 2019 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Vitruvius in seventeenthcentury Oxford: notes on the manuscript of the first English translation of the De architectura by Christopher Wase (1625–1690)
Yelda Nasifoglu
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 29 January 2019 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

“The instrument that excited the keenest interest”: Olaus Henrici’s harmonic analyser
June BarrowGreen
(The Open University)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 5 February 2019 (4th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Understanding the differential in Mary Somerville’s Theory of Differences
Brigitte Stenhouse
(The Open University)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 12 February 2019 (5th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

On the history of linear algebra: the emergence of a global discipline from local mathematical cultures
Frédéric Brechenmacher
(École polytechnique)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Monday 18 February 2019 (6th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

A Beautiful Game from the War: Piet Hein, John Nash, Martin Gardner and Hex
Ryan Hayward
(University of Alberta)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 19 February 2019 (6th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Bartel L. Van der Waerden: algebraic geometry, physics, statistics, and the ancient history of science
Norbert Schappacher
(Université de Strasbourg)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 26 February 2019 (7th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

Inventing accuracy in Giovanni Domenico Cassini’s Paris Observatory: an analysis of a sample of letters (1667–1712)
Dalia Deias
(Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 5 March 2019 (8th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

The Second Quantification of Physics, c. 1830–1900
Daniel Mitchell
(RWTH Aachen University)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 12 March 2019 (9th Week, Hilary Term)
14:00

Jacob Bernoulli’s role in the history of elasticity: From a discussion with a craftsman to the discovery of the elasticity rules
Sepideh Alassi
(University of Basel)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 25 June 2019 (9th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

On the circulation structures in traditional Chinese algorithms
GUO Shirong
(Institute for the History of Science and Technology，Inner Mongolia Normal University)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 12 November 2019 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)
15:30

ReEngineering History: A Playful Demonstration
Tom Ritchie
(University of Kent)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Monday 25 November 2019 (7th Week, Michaelmas Term)
17:00

Crossing the Pond: European Mathematicians in 1920s America
Karen Hunger Parshall
(University of Virginia)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 3 December 2019 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)
11:00

Babbage's mechanical notation
Adrian Johnstone
(Royal Holloway, University of London)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 21 January 2020 (1st Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘When was cosmology? The curious history of a disciplinary category, c.1600–c.1730’
Adam Mosley
(Swansea University)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 28 January 2020 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘Unity and diversity of practical geometry in sixteenthcentury France’
Angela Axworthy
(MPIWG Berlin)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 4 February 2020 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘To G or not to G: J H Poynting and the gravitational constant in the nineteenth century’
Isobel Falconer
(University of St Andrews)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 11 February 2020 (4th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘Proposals to move the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1836–1945’
Lee Macdonald
(History of Science Museum, Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 18 February 2020 (5th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘Mastering the Mint: Isaac Newton’s economic and numismatic work’
Alice Marples
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 25 February 2020 (6th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘How general relativity resonated with differential geometers’
Tilman Sauer
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (7th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘The “Galilean Sect”: Talented mathematicians, devoted disciples’
Lucia Bucciarelli
(University of Oxford)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 10 March 2020 (8th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

‘The puzzle of Brahmagupta’s quadrilaterals: Hankel’s reading of Colebrooke’
Ivahn Smadja
(University of Nantes)
Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
Tuesday 28 April 2020 (1st Week, Trinity Term)
14:30

Mathematics and Justice in ancient Egypt
A joint History of Mathematics/Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Seminar
Status
: This talk has been cancelled
Annette Imhausen
(GoetheUniversität Frankfurt)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday 11 May 2022 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)
14:30

Questions of collaboration and credit in D’Arcy Thompson’s 'On Growth and Form'
Deborah Kent
(University of St Andrews)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Tuesday 31 May 2022 (6th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

'My avid fellow feeling' and 'Fleas': Playing with words on the computer
Troy Astarte
(Swansea University)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 9 June 2022 (7th Week, Trinity Term)
16:00

“So Fair a Subterraneous City”: Mining, Maps, and the Politics of Geometry in the Seventeenth Century
Thomas Morel
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Monday 24 October 2022 (3rd Week, Michaelmas Term)
14:00

Going All Round the Houses: Mathematics, Horoscopes and History before 1600
Stephen Johnston
(History of Science Museum)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday 15 February 2023 (5th Week, Hilary Term)
17:00

On Green’s theorem: a visual history through textbooks and other printed matter
Rogério Monteiro de Siqueira
(Universidade de São Paolo)
History of Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday 31 May 2023 (6th Week, Trinity Term)
17:00

Title TBC
Sarah Hart
(Birkbeck, University of London)
History of Mathematics Seminar