Digital Approaches to the History of Mathematical Sciences

Begins on: Monday 2 July 2018.

Ends on: Friday 6 July 2018.

Location: Paris

Related institutions: Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu

The discussions will include historians of other scientific disciplines, engineers and IT specialists. The Summer School will be focused on three main topics, which are especially important in current research:

- « Materiality and digitalization » : what is an original mathematical document in the digital era, how to access, represent, describe, edit it, and reflect its materiality?

- « Text networks »: what are they, what do they represent? how and to what extent are are they used? how will the access to new digital techniques change their use? How can we build, visualize and question them?

- « Classifications »: what types of classifications are used to structure corpuses? what questions can they raise (about the notions of disciplines, authors, type of mathematical sources, etc.)? what is the relation between indexation and classification? what is the relationship between classifications and the problem of the historical variability of notions, objects and disciplines?

Contact: school2018@imj-prg.fr

Related keywords: history of science, mathematics, scientific book - « Materiality and digitalization » : what is an original mathematical document in the digital era, how to access, represent, describe, edit it, and reflect its materiality?

- « Text networks »: what are they, what do they represent? how and to what extent are are they used? how will the access to new digital techniques change their use? How can we build, visualize and question them?

- « Classifications »: what types of classifications are used to structure corpuses? what questions can they raise (about the notions of disciplines, authors, type of mathematical sources, etc.)? what is the relation between indexation and classification? what is the relationship between classifications and the problem of the historical variability of notions, objects and disciplines?

Contact: school2018@imj-prg.fr