20-24 July 2018

Oslo, Norway

ESU – 8

Oslo & Akershus University College of Applied Sciences






The ESU mainly aims

–          to provide a forum for presenting research in mathematics education and innovative teaching methods based on a historical, epistemological and cultural approach to mathematics and their teaching, with emphasis on actual implementation;

–          to give the opportunity to mathematics teachers, educators and researchers to share their teaching ideas and classroom experience related to this perspective;

in this way, to motivate further collaboration along these lines, among members of the mathematics education community in Europe and beyond.


The programme and activities of ESU-8 are structured around the following

Main themes:

Theme 1: Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history and epistemology of mathematics in mathematics education;

Theme 2: History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Curricula, courses, textbooks, and didactical material of all kinds – their design, implementation and evaluation;

Theme 3: Original historical sources in teaching and learning of and about mathematics;

Theme 4: Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and socio-cultural aspects in relation to interdisciplinary teaching and learning;

Theme 5: Topics in the history of mathematics education;

Theme 6: History of mathematics in the Nordic countries.

More detailed information:

Visit the regularly updated website of ESU-8 http://esu8.edc.uoc.gr

See the First Announcement at https://esu8.edc.uoc.gr/1st-announcement/ &

The HPM Newsletter issue No 94 pp.10-12 at http://www.clab.edc.uoc.gr/HPM/HPMNews94_final.pdf




Important dates:

  • Submission of abstracts of proposals for all types of activities:

1 September 31 October 2017.

  • Authors’ notification of acceptance: 15 December 2017
  • Launch of the Second Announcement: By 31 December 2017
  • Deadline for early registration: 31 January 2018

Submission procedure: The submissions of proposals and full texts for the proceedings, the reviewing process, and authors’ notification will be realized online via https://esu8.edc.uoc.gr/submission and following the guidelines therewith.

Reviewing & Proceedings: Abstracts of proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC). Acceptance of a proposal means that the proposed activity will be included in the ESU-8 Scientific Programme. Full texts for inclusion to the ESU-8 Proceedings will be submitted after ESU-8 and will be further reviewed by members of the SPC at the usual international standards.

Reviewing procedure: Each proposal and full text will be reviewed by two independent referees. In case of conflicting reports, the paper will be adjudicated by a third referee. The final decision will be made by the chair and co-chairs of ESU-8, on the basis of all three reports. Any proposal or full text receiving two negative reports will not be accepted. All other proposals and full texts should be revised satisfactorily according to the referees’ suggestions and comments before they are finally accepted for inclusion in the ESU-8 scientific program.

For more detailed information on the reviewing procedure, and the evaluation criteria, see https://esu8.edc.uoc.gr/submission/

Second Announcement: The Second Announcement will be launched by 31 December 2017 at the latest. It will include all necessary information on the registration fees, the ESU-8 timeline and its overall time schedule, information on the publication of its proceedings after ESU-8, information on the registration procedure, accommodation, the social program and other practical issues.


For further information, contact

Constantinos Tzanakis, Dep. of Education, Univ. of Crete, 74100 Rethymnon, Greece, esu8.tzanakis@edc.uoc.gr  (chair)

Bjørn Smestad, Dep. of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, Oslo & Akershus Univ. College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway, esu8.smestad@edc.uoc.gr  (chair of Local Organizing Committee)

Evelyne Barbin, IREM et LMJL, UFR des sciences et des techniques, Univ. de Nantes, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP 92208, 44322 Nantes Cedex, France, evelyne.barbin@wanadoo.fr (co-chair)

Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Dep. of Education, Aarhus University, Campus Emdrup. Tuborgvej 164, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, utj@dpu.dk (co-chair)

Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Dep. of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, thk@math.ku.dk  (co-chair)


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