29. February 2020 - 9:30 till 17:15
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BSHM Research in Progress 2020 | The Queen's College | Saturday, 29. February 2020

Research in Progress is an annual meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. It provides an opportunity for research students in any area of the history of mathematics to present their work to a friendly and supportive audience.
If you would like to register and pay online, please use this page to do so. If you would prefer to pay the registration fee by cash or cheque on the day of the meeting, please contact the organisers to register your intention to attend (for catering purposes).
Registration fees include lunch and refreshments. If you have any special dietary requirements, please specify them when booking.
PROGRAMME






More details and a link to the full programme (including abstracts) can be found at  https://www.bshm.ac.uk/events/research-progress-2020
09:30 - Arrival and registration
09:50 - Welcome
10:00 - Brigitte Stenhouse (The Open University): Conjuring the ‘Spirit of Laplace’; The Analytical Works of Mary Somerville (1780–1872)
10:30 - Jan Makovský (Czech Academy of Sciences): Learning Mathematics in XVIIIth and Early XIXth Century Bohemia
11:00 - Gianluca Longa (Université Clermont Auvergne): “The Hidden Analysis”: On the Spread of the Analytic Method in Greek Geometry
11:30 - Coffee
12:00 - Meredith Houlton (St Andrews University): The Elements of Geometry, by William Sanders
12:15 - Nicholas Michel (Université de Paris, SPHERE): Euclid at a Crossroads: On Chasles’ Interpretation of Euclid’s Lost Porisms
12:45 - Alison Maidment (The Open University): The Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory and E. T. Whittaker’s Role in the Development of Numerical Analysis in Britain
13:15 - Lunch in the Magrath Room
14:00 - Tobias Schütz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): Albert Einstein and Projective Geometry
14:30 - Joseph Bennet (Maynooth University): Grand Prix des Sciences Mathématiques, 1882
15:00 - Eduardo Dorrego López (Universidad de Sevilla): A Glimpse of the Different Phases in the Development of the Mathematical Concept of Transcendence 
15:30 - Tea
16:00 - Alice Jenkins (University of Glasgow): Invited Lecture: Euclid in Victorian Literature
17:15 - Close of meeting