Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference 2021

Online, hosted by ICMS
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Jude Kong (York University, Canada), Erica Walker (Columbia), Anotida Madzvamuse (Sussex), Juliet Ojiako (Loughborough), Susan Okereke (Do the Maths Thing), Yohance Osborne (UCL), Mamokgethi Phakeng (Cape Town), Maurine Atieno Songa (KwaZulu-Natal)

Organising Committee: Nira Chamberlain (IMA), Frank Neumann (LMS), Troy Astarte (BSHM), Snezana Lawrence (BSHM and IMA), Liam Holligan (ICMS), Christie Marr (INI), Angela Tabiri (AIMS Ghana), John Johnston (LMS), Dawn Wasley (ICMS), David Youdan (IMA), Elizabeth Fisher (LMS), Natalya Silcott (Harrow School), Chris Pritchard (MA)

The British Society for the History of Mathematicsthe International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applicationsthe Isaac Newton Institute, the London Mathematical Society, and the Mathematical Association are holding a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics.

The Vision of the conference is 'To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of Mathematics and Mathematics Education'. There will be a balance of technical talks by internationally renowned black speakers that include some detail of career paths and experience to provide a testimonial dimension. We plan to achieve a balance of career stage and gender.

To suit our audience and our line-up of international speakers we have split the conference into four sessions. On the morning on the 5th of October 2021 the topic will be Mathematics, followed by an afternoon discussion panel; and the afternoon session on the 6th of October 2021 the topic will be Mathematics Education followed by an early-evening discussion panel. We plan that pre-recorded talks will be available during the first session each day (these will be pre-released by a few hours). The questions and discussion sessions each day will be hosted in real time.

The programme for the conference is available here.

Please register here