Mathematical Cultures

Mathematics has universal standards of validity.  Nevertheless, there are local styles that result from national policies, charismatic individuals, historical circumstances, intellectual contexts and practical needs.  These differences matter, not least because they can affect the pace and direction of mathematical research.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has made available funds to explore these mathematical cultures under its Science in Culture highlight notice.  This project will span three symposia, to take place at De Morgan House.

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Symposium on Mathematical Practice and Cognition II

Extended deadline: submissions due Friday 2nd March, 2012

This is a sequel to the Symposium on Mathematical Practice and Cognition held at the AISB 2010 convention at de Montfort University, Leicester, UK. The Symposium on Mathematical Practice and Cognition II ( will be one of several forming the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 (, in honour of Alan Turing.

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