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Volume 17, Issue 4, 2020, pp. 2021–2092
DOI: 10.4171/OWR/2020/41

Published online: 2021-09-13

History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach

Maarten Bullynck[1], Clemency Montelle[2], Volker Remmert[3] and David E. Rowe[4]

(1) Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
(2) University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
(3) Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
(4) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

The primary purpose of this workshop was to take account of progress on an ongoing six-volume cultural history of mathematics from antiquity to the present. This project is led by nine editors working with a large team of authors. Since the workshop had to be held remotely, it took the form of various group meetings held throughout the week. The final session involved assessments by editors of the six volumes with an eye toward completing the project by the end of 2021. The abstracts below summarize the contents of the individual chapters in the entire project, which will be published in Bloomsbury’s cultural history series.

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Bullynck Maarten, Montelle Clemency, Remmert Volker, Rowe David E.: History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach. Oberwolfach Rep. 17 (2020), 2021-2092. doi: 10.4171/OWR/2020/41