Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The British Society for the History of Mathematics:

  • promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research;
  • develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Mon 6 July 2020
Online, in BSHM website and Zoom
Sat 12 September 2020
Concorde Centre, Manchester Airport
Mon 12 July 2021 to Wed 14 July 2021
University of St Andrews

Announcements & Blogs

Post date: Wed 27 May 2020 - 16.24
Post date: Thu 21 May 2020 - 21.01
Post date: Tue 19 May 2020 - 20.52
Post date: Wed 6 May 2020 - 11.50

From our Twitter feed

June 2
Otto Schreier (1901-1929) worked in combinatorial group theory, died 2 Jun https://t.co/OT0MkPfe1e
June 1
Kurt Hensel (1861-1941) introduced the p-adic numbers, died 1 Jun https://t.co/v5TaCbfzDW https://t.co/nzwuuoKDb6
May 31
George Green (1793-1841) known for Green's function and Greeen's theorems in potential theory, died 31 May https://t.co/TVaqHWxH2W
May 30
Antoni Zygmund (1900-1992) worked in harmonic analysis & Fourier analysis & its application to PDEs, died 30 May https://t.co/JLRvi7PI0o
May 29
Frans van Schooten (1615-1660) contributed to the spread of Cartesian geometry, died 29 May https://t.co/iYUM7pi6QT