Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world

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Lawrence, S., Megeney, A., Sharples, N., Masterson, B. and Jones, M. 2022. Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world. Uzdanica. XIX, pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.46793/Uzdanica19.S.017L
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TitleRevising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world
AuthorsLawrence, S., Megeney, A., Sharples, N., Masterson, B. and Jones, M.
Abstract

In this short philosophical and discursive paper, the main objective is to reassess a new emergent role of the history of mathematics in order to bring about greater diversity and engagement in the mathematical sciences. The discussion is based around the project undertaken at a North London university and their partner pre-university college, which piloted the larger national project in the UK in the local context. The success of the project, it is further suggested, would greatly benefit from a framework in which the history of mathematics as a humanistic discipline is closely related to viewing mathematics as a virtuous practice. We also include a short summary about the lives and careers of two Serbian mathematicians, Judita Cofman, and Milica Ilić-Dajović, to showcase how learning about the ways in which marginalisation takes place can help students position themselves and contextualise their priorities as they enter the professional mathematics landscape.

Sustainable Development Goals5 Gender equality
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
PublisherUniversity of Kragujevac
JournalUzdanica
ISSN1451-673X
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Online22 Dec 2022
PrintDec 2022
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Deposited06 Mar 2023
Submitted25 Sep 2022
Accepted02 Dec 2022
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