CFP: History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section Fall 2016 Meeting

October 15-16, 2016

Call for papers

The Americas Section of the International Study Group on the Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM-Americas) is pleased to announce a meeting on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016, at the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), in San Diego, California. A special feature of this meeting will be an opportunity to attend a performance of Equivocation at Lamb’s Player’s Theatre in Coronado on Saturday evening (for an additional/optional cost of $20–a deeply discounted price).  Equivocation is a play about telling the truth in difficult times. It proposes the question: what if the government commissioned William Shakespeare to write the definitive history of a national crisis, the Gunpowder Plot, in one of his plays?

For attendees flying in to San Diego, renting a car at the airport will likely be the most convenient choice for local transportation. Cabs and Uber are also available. For map and directions see: Special PLNU rates are available at several hotels, a short drive from both airport and campus: The three ​closest to PLNU are the Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn and Suites, Island Palms​, and the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. We hope to assist attendees seeking to share transportation or lodging. Please make request by October 1 on website, by mailed application, or by contacting Rebecca Vinsonhaler (

We seek a variety of talks on relations between the history and pedagogy of mathematics. In keeping with the Saturday evening theater excursion, talks involving 16th and 17th century history are especially encouraged. Talks will be about 25 minutes long, followed by abundant time for discussion.

Abstracts of proposed talks need to be received by August 15, 2016.  They can either be submitted via our website

Or sent to Dave Roberts at

You can also register for the meeting on the website. The fee schedule is as follows:

Standard registration received by September 15: $60.00

Standard registration after September 15: $65.00

Registration for full-time graduate students and K-12 teachers, any time: $10

Theater ticket: $20 (commitment required by October 1)

If you do not wish to use the website for registration, please fill out the attached registration form.

For more information, please visit


Deadline: August 15, 2016

Posted: May 11, 2016