Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world
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
|Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world
|Lawrence, S., Megeney, A., Sharples, N., Masterson, B. and Jones, M.
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 Goals
|5 Gender equality
|Middlesex University Theme
|Creativity, Culture & Enterprise
|University of Kragujevac
|22 Dec 2022
|Publication process dates
|06 Mar 2023
|25 Sep 2022
|02 Dec 2022
Journal Uzdanica is an Open-access journal.
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