Historia Mathematica

A publication of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics of the Division of the History of Science of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.





Co-Editors in Chief::Thomas Archibald





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Historia Mathematica publishes historical scholarship on mathematics and its development in all cultures and time periods. In particular, the journal encourages informed studies on mathematicians and their work in historical context, on the histories of institutions and organizations supportive of the mathematical endeavor, on historiographical topics in the history of mathematics, and on the interrelations between mathematical ideas, science, and the broader culture.

In addition to research articles, Historia Mathematica also publishes book reviews, abstracts of the current literature in the history of mathematics, notes and sources, and occasionally letters to the editor.

Research Areas Include:

• Interrelations between mathematics and the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, religion, and education
• Mathematicians and their work in context
• Organizations and institutions
• Pure and applied mathematical developments
Sociology of mathematics


Historians of mathematics, mathematicians, philosophers of science, actuaries, historiographers, information system scientists, statisticians

Abstracting and Indexing

America: History and Life, CompuMath Citation Index, Historical Abstracts, Mathematical Reviews, Research Alert, SCISEARCH, Scopus
Co-Editors in Chief: June Barrow-Green The Open University, 7 St. Philip's Way, London, N1 7AJ, UK, Niccolò Guicciardini Fac. di Scienze Umanistiche, Sede di via Pignolo, via Pignolo 123, 24121 Bergamo, Italy, Book Review Editors: Deborah Kent Dept. of Mathematics, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, 49242, USA, Martina Schneider Inst. für Mathematik, AG für Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany, Abstract Editors: Laura Martini University of Virginia, Via D. di Boninsegna 2, 53100 Siena, Italy, Duncan Melville Dept. of Mathematics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, USA, Kim Plofker Dept. of Mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 12308, USA, Associate Editors: John Lennart Berggren Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, Umberto Bottazzini Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, Craig G. Fraser University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Christian Gilain Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France, Enrico Giusti Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy, Ivor Grattan-Guinness Middlesex University Business School, London, England, UK, Jeremy Gray The Open University, London, England, UK, Jan P. Hogendijk Universiteit Utrecht, UTRECHT, Netherlands, Wann-Sheng Horng National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, Jens Hoyrup Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark, Annette Imhausen Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Hans Niels Jahnke Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, Eberhard Knobloch Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany, Jesper Lützen University of Copenhagen, København, Denmark, Antoni Malet Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain, Karen Parshall University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Volker Peckhaus Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany, Jeanne Peiffer Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris, France, Ken Saito Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan, Eugene Seneta University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, Jacqueline A. Stedall The Queen's College, Oxford, UK, Benno van Dalen Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Warren Van Egmond Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
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