Maynooth Conference in the History of Mathematics

There will be a joint Irish History of Mathematics (IHoM) and British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) Conference at Maynooth University on August 1st and 2nd 2019.


Maynooth University


1st & 2nd August 2019

Provisional Schedule

Day 1 will focus on invited talks on a selection of  mathematical texts  from the Russell Library. Confirmed speakers (as of 28th March) include:

Day 1 will also feature a visit to the Russell Library to view their collections, which include works of Galileo, Copernicus, Fermat, and Newton, to name but a few. There will be a conference dinner in the evening.

Day 2 will follow a format similar to previous IHoM conferences, and will allow for a combination of longer and shorter talks. The topics will include

  • General topics from the History of Mathematics
  • Significant people and or texts in the History of Mathematics 

Call for Submissions

The call for submissions for day 2 (2nd August) is open until Friday the 10th of May at 5pm GMT. A title and an abstract of max 200 words should be emailed to before the closing date.

We would particularly welcome submissions which are situated in an Irish context, and that involve the use and consideration of original sources.

All submissions will be reviewed by the conference submission panel and we expect that individuals will contacted with decisions no later than the 24th of May. The decision of the conference submission panel will be final.
Registration: There will no registration fee**, but registration is compulsory, please fill out the registration form. Registration closes on Friday July the 12th at 5pm GMT.

**As there is no registration fee, we expect that conference delegates will have to pay for their own lunch and dinner.
Lunch will be available in the University dining area, and the conference dinner will be hosted in a local pub restaurant, the Roost. Roost Dinner Menu


Dr Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University) and Dr Philip Beeley (University of Oxford)

In collaboration with Barbara McCormack (Special Collections Librarian).