The third conference (10-12 April 2014) discussed the relations between mathematics and non-mathematical public cultures. Amongst other topics, it explored the question “why should I study mathematics?”--from perspectives within and outside mathematical cultures.
This third meeting aimed to build on the first conference by identifying the contributions from and audiences in the various mathematical cultures. It built on the second conference by drawing on the articulations and explorations of mathematical values there explored.
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Michael Harris The Science of Tricks
Heather Mendick Mathematical Popular Cultures
Madeline Muntersbjorn Mathematics and Morality
Tom Archibald and Veselin Jungic. Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: From Cultural Destruction to a Re-awakening of Traditional Reflections on Quantity and Form
Michael Barany. Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors after the Second World War
Jean Paul Van Bendegem. The practice of proof rather than proof
Alexandre Borovik. Mathematics in the new pattern of division of labour
Paul Ernest. Questioning the Value of Mathematics
Norma Beatriz Goethe. Leibniz on painting thoughts, playing with transmutations, working with ´compendia´
Albrecht Heeffer. Jesuit strategies for the recruitment of interest in mathematics after the Ratio Studiorum (1599)
Elizabeth Hind. Mathematics in STEM education – Where does it fit?
Timothy Johnson. Is fairness a mathematical concept?
Markus Pantsar. The Great Gibberish: Mathematics in Western Popular Culture
Emil Simeonov. Is mathematics an issue of general education?
Henrik Kragh Sørensen. Narrating Abel: Aesthetics as biography of the mathematical persona in public culture