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

Lawrence, Snezana ORCID logoORCID:, Megeney, Alison ORCID logoORCID:, Sharples, Nicholas ORCID logoORCID:, Masterson, Brendan ORCID logoORCID: and Jones, Matthew ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world. Uzdanica, XIX . pp. 17-28. ISSN 1451-673X [Article] (doi:10.46793/Uzdanica19.S.017L)

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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.

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