### Mathematical Cultures

#### Posted by David Corfield

My friend and fellow philosopher Brendan Larvor mentioned an upcoming conference in September 2012 in London. This is the first of a series of three on Mathematical Cultures.

The first conference will gather research that explores and maps the variety of and connections among contemporary mathematical cultures. These can be research cultures, but may also include practitioner cultures (e.g. among engineers, economists, social scientists, etc.) and mathematical cultures among instructor and student groups (e.g. primary/secondary/tertiary teachers, school pupils, mathematics students at all levels). The project will not invite contributions on historically or culturally remote mathematical cultures except as these illuminate contemporary mathematical culture in developed societies.

Confirmed speakers include two professional mathematicians, Alexandre Borovik and Norbert Schappacher. There is a call for papers with a deadline of 1 ~~June~~ May 2012.

Perhaps it’s time to dust down the material I was collecting on the two cultures.

Posted at April 19, 2012 10:29 AM UTC
## Re: Mathematical Cultures

Dear David,

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