Announcement Second International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education

Second International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education
Lisbon, Portugal, October 2-5, 2011
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

• Kristín Bjarnadóttir
• Fulvia Furinghetti
• José Matos
• Gert Schubring
We are calling for papers for this Second Conference continuing the successful works initiated in Iceland (June 2009). Abstracts of proposed contributions (length: about one page) should be submitted to José Manuel Matos (, by April 30, 2011. The decision about acceptance will be communicated by June 15, 2011.

Further information are in the conference website

The conference
History of mathematics teaching, see (Schubring, 1983; 1984), and learning is relatively new as a subject of international attention and research, but it is developing actively and dynamically. It became the first time visible at ICME 10, in 2004, at Copenhagen, as the TSG 29. The success and dynamics of these activities lead to the launching of the first international journal devoted to this field of study, the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education, published since 2006. History of mathematics education became then a subject in various international meetings, for instance at the ESU-5 (Prague, 2007) and ESU-6 (Vienna, 2010), at the CERME meetings, and at ICME 11 (Monterrey, 2008, TSG 38).

The first specialized international research conference entitled “On-going Research in the History of Mathematics Education” took place, in Garðabær, a town close to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, from June 20 to 24, 2009, see the report by Furinghetti (2009). The conference was organized by the Centre of Research in Mathematics Education at the School of Education of the University of Iceland. The themes treated in the conference were (see also the Proceedings): Geometry teaching, Interdisciplinarity and contexts, Method, Modern mathematics. Movements in the development of mathematics education in specific countries, Practice, The internationalization of education with particular reference to the ICMI, Transmission.

Bjarnadóttir, Kristín, Furinghetti, Fulvia, & Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2009). “Dig where you stand”. Proceedings of the conference on On-going research in the History of Mathematics Education. Reykjavik: University of Iceland – School of Education.
Furinghetti, Fulvia (2009). On-going research in the history of mathematics education. International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education, 4(2), 103-108.
Schubring, Gert (1983). Introduction à la chronique historique sur l’enseignement des mathématiques. Recherches en Didactique de Mathématiques, 4, 325–344.
Schubring, Gert (1984). Essais sur l’histoire de l’enseignement des mathématiques, particulièrement en France et en Prusse”, Recherches en Didactique des Mathématiques, 5, 343 385.


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