Fourth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education (ICHME4)

Turin, Italy, September 23-26, 2015

1st announcement

We are calling for papers for this fourth conference continuing the successful works initiated in Iceland (2009) and continued in Portugal (2011) and Uppsala (2013). Abstracts of proposed contributions (length: about one page with essential bibliography) should be submitted by March 31, 2015. The decision about acceptance will be communicated by May 15, 2015. Submission of abstracts, and later on papers, is done via the conference website:

The conference

History of mathematics education, since it became first visible internationally at ICME 10 in 2004, in Copenhagen, as the TSG 29, is meanwhile a well-established research area. The first international journal devoted to this field of study, the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education, is published since 2006. History of mathematics education became a subject of interest 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), ICME 12 (Seoul, 2012, TSG 35) and HPM2012 (Daejong, 2012)

The first specialized research conference, entitled “On-going Research in the History of Mathematics Education”, held in Garðabær near Reykjavík (Iceland) in 2009, turned meanwhile to a series of such specialized conferences. We are now organizing the fourth international conference, this time in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1404, the University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students, the University of Turin promotes culture and research, innovation, training and employment. The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition in subjects such as Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, History and Philosophy, Law, Economics and Medicine. In the field of Mathematics education boast a longlasting tradition, including illustrious Maestri such as Carlo Ignazio Giulio, Quintino Sella, Giuseppe Peano, Corrado Segre, Giovanni Vailati, Alessandro Terracini, Guido Ascoli, Tullio Viola.

The themes treated in the former conferences were in particular (see also the Proceedings): Geometry teaching, Algebra teaching, Teaching of Calculus, Interdisciplinarity and contexts, The modern mathematics movements, Curricula history, Development of mathematics education in specific countries, Practices of teaching, Mathematics textbooks, Teacher education and Transmission and reception of ideas.

Everybody will have wide freedom of choice, but in order to stimulate research in areas that are less explored, new topics such as  “Teacher Journals” and “Teacher Education” are suggested.

We are projecting to publish peer reviewed proceedings.

Scientific committee:

–          Kristín Bjarnadóttir (Island)

–          Fulvia Furinghetti (Italy)

–          Livia Giacardi (Italy)

–          Erika Luciano (Italy)

–          Johan Prytz (Sweden)

–          Gert Schubring (Brazil/Germany)

With the scientific support of Ferdinando Arzarello, president of ICMI

Further information about the conference and accommodation in Turin will be available on the conference website:

Registration and conference fees

Before June 15, 2015, the fee is 160 Euros Euros, after that the fee is 190 Euros. Last day of registration and payment is August, 29, 2015. Registration is done via the conference website.

Proceedings of the ICHMEs

Paedagogica Historica, Special Issue: History of Teaching and Learning Mathematics, ed. by Gert Schubring, 2006, XLII: IV&V. [Proceedings of TSG 29 at ICME 10]

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.

Bjarnadóttir, Kristín; Furinghetti, Fulvia; Matos, José & Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2012). “Dig where you stand” 2. Proceedings of the conference on the History of Mathematics Education. Lisbon, Universidade Nova, 2012.

Bjarnadóttir, Kristín; Furinghetti, Fulvia; Prytz, Johan & Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2015). Dig where you stand” 3. Proceedings of the third conference on the History of Mathematics Education. Uppsala: Department of Education, Uppsala University.

 Gert Schubring (Brazil/Germany)


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