HMTM 2018 Conference & Summer University - Miskolc

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)

Program of the Conference on

History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics

Miskolc, Hungary 
2018. May 23-26.

Mathematics - a common language for Europe for a thousand years. 

The aim of the conference is to present aspects of the History of Mathematics, including its impact on the Teaching of Mathematics, to provide a forum to meet each other, and to give an opportunity for young researchers to present their results on the history of mathematics. We invite our colleagues, students, graduate students and other researchers to take part in the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted by the University of Miskolc, its campus next to Miskolc-Tapolca, famous spa for its thermal cave-bath.

The scientific programme of the conference will be scheduled on 24th, 25th and 26th May 2018.

Cooperating partners

  • School of Mathematics of the University of St Andrews,
  • University of Miskolc,
  • Mathematics Education Centre of the Eötvös University Budapest,
  • Institute of Mathematics, and Institute of Informatics of the University of Debrecen,
  • János Bolyai Mathematical Society, Hungary,
  • Junior Mathematical Society Miskolc.

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Preliminary Schedule of the Conference

Thursday 24th May , 2018.

Lectures 9-12

Opening adresses

Edmund Robertson: Mary Everest Boole: the first mathematical psychologist

Ioannis Vandoulakis: Proof-Events: Integrating History of Mathematics into Mathematics Education

Benedek András: Embodied Conceptions of Mathematical Understanding in the Twentieth Century: the emergence of Zoltan P. Dienes’s principles and their origin

Visiting the Memorial Library (Selmeci Műemlékkönyvtár)


Lectures 14 -18

Colin Campbell: Groups Galway and Groups St Andrews conferences

Vassilis Tsiantos: Non-definable analysis systems in ancient Greek mathematics and their use in contemporary teachings

David Ruch: Using Primary Source Projects to Learn Real Analysis, with Investigations from Cauchy and Abel

Munkácsy Katalin: Mathematical history - applied for learning

Michael Tobin: Advances in Transcendental Number Theory Since the Proof of the Gelfond-Schneider Theorem

Wagner Valente, Rosilda Morais, Luciane Bertini and Neuza Bertoni Pinto: Mathematics in teacher training and teaching: processes and dynamics of professional knowledge production, 1890-1990 

Shigeru Masuda: Poisson' "sloughs" in his final works in life, "A Study of Mathematical Physics."


Friday, 25th May , 2018.

Lectures 9-12:30

Kántor Sándorné: Presentation of the Dissertationes Davidianae ( Debrecen, 1927.1940) 

Oláh-Gál Róbert: Using Excel Graphic in teaching of mathematics in Higher Education

Harald Stockinger: Biographical information from monasterial archives: Ernst Mach's school year at the Gymnasium of the Benedictines in Seitenstetten

Lukáš Vízek: Czech Publications on the History of Mathematics at the Turn of the 19th and the 20th Centuries in an International Context

Peter Tannenbaum: HOW TO DIVIDE CANDY (AND MORE): A Brief History of Fair Division

Nagy Dénes: Anti-Golden-Sectionism

Dirk Huylebrouk: "A less divine insight" 

Afternoon program: 14:00 -19:30

City tour by bus

Diósgyőr Castle - Knigthly Games



Saturday, 26th May, 2018.

Lectures 9-12.00

Oksana Malanchuk: Differential-symbol method of solving two-point problem

Kelsey Clarkson: Algebra for All and its Lasting Impact on Mathematics Education

Zsuzsanna Ágnes Berényi: Dániel Arany, the freemason

Diego Lieban: TBA

Cecilia Russo: TBA

Péter Körtesi: János Bolyai at Olomouc-Olmütz

Tuska Ágnes: Zoltan Paul Dienes: The life and legacy of a maverick mathematician

Michael Lambrou: Proofs of theorems in Plane Geometry by exit into space


Summing up and closing 12:00


Optional afternoon program:

1. Visiting the cave thermal cave-bath in Miskolc Tapolca

 2.Visiting the Centre, Greek Orthodox Church, Iconostase, Exhibition,_Miskolc, Free walking


Sunday, 27th May Departures.

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