Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 17, 2015 03:30:11
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
January 1013, 2015 (Saturday  Tuesday)
Meeting #1106
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)

Saturday January 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Table Parameter Estimation and Inference in Historical Mathematical Tables.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
(110601245) 
8:30 a.m.
Remarks on N. Oresme's Definition of Curvitas.
Bogdan D. Suceava*, California State University, Fullerton
Isabel M. Serrano, California State University, Fullerton
(11060159) 
9:00 a.m.
Natures of curves in the early modern period and the emergence of transcendence.
Bruce J. Petrie*, University of Toronto
(1106011863) 
9:30 a.m.
The representation of curves in the early Leibnizian calculus.
Viktor Blasjo*, Utrecht University
(110601856) 
10:00 a.m.
How Johann Bernoulli Solved a Problem whose Solution was Obvious (Or Was It?).
George W Heine*, (retired) Pueblo, Colorado
(110601459) 
10:30 a.m.
Euclid's Elements in Spanish, during the XXth century (part I), Vera's edition.
Alejandro R Garciadiego*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(110601268)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

2:15 p.m.
The history and philosophy of mathematics for information engineering.
Chris C Bissell*, Open University, UK
(110601563) 
2:45 p.m.
Polemics in public: controversies around the principle of duality in early nineteenth century geometry.
Jemma Lorenat*, Simon Fraser University, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
(1106011479) 
3:15 p.m.
Communicating mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: aims, strategies, messages, politics.
Laura E Turner*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(1106012389) 
3:45 p.m.
How drawings sprang up in a particular field of celestial mechanics.
Tatiana Roque*, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
(1106011776) 
4:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Mathematical Communication. 
4:45 p.m.
Benjamin Finkel and the Ohio Normal University Herald.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(110601499) 
5:15 p.m.
Gaston Darboux: monstermaker par excellence.
Janet Heine Barnett*, Colorado State University  Pueblo
(110601770) 
5:45 p.m.
A Hard(y) Integral.
William Dunham*, University of Pennsylvania
(110601175)

2:15 p.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Schilling Kinematic Models at the Smithsonian.
Amy ShellGellasch*, Montgomery College
(110601164) 
8:30 a.m.
F.R. Moulton and his plans for a new lunar theory.
Craig Alan Stephenson*, Madrid, Spain
(110601343) 
9:00 a.m.
Mathematical Abstraction from Ancient Greece to the Stone Age.
Alma Steingart*, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
(1106012420) 
9:30 a.m.
The Stratification of the American Mathematical Community: The MAA and the AMS, 19151925.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(110601721) 
10:00 a.m.
"Constructing a Mathematical Laboratory": An Early History of Computer Algebra Systems.
Stephanie A Dick*, Harvard University
(1106011459) 
10:30 a.m.
Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics: Rethinking Politics.
Della Dumbaugh*, University of Richmond
(1106011234) 
11:00 a.m.
Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics  A Digital Divide?
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, Smithsonian Institution
(110601329) 
11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion on Recent Trends in the History of American Mathematics.

8:00 a.m.

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV (in memory of Ivor GrattanGuinness, 19412014)
Room 005, Convention Center
Organizers:
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Ancient Egyptian mathematics  questions vs. evidence.
Annette Imhausen*, Historisches Seminar, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
(1106011434) 
1:30 p.m.
New Directions in Mesopotamian Mathematics.
Duncan J. Melville*, St. Lawrence University
(1106011489) 
2:00 p.m.
Trigonometric Methods in Ancient Greece, Medieval Islam, and Early India.
Glen Robert Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(1106011532) 
2:30 p.m.
Ancient Chinese Methods for Determining Square Roots, the Areas of Circles, and Volumes of Pyramids and Spheres.
Joseph W. Dauben*, City University of New York
(1106011369) 
3:00 p.m.
"Symbolic Algebra" in China.
J.P. Jeff Chen*, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
(110601122) 
3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Common Themes in the History of Ancient and Nonwestern Mathematics

1:00 p.m.