CFP: Meeting of The History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM), Americas Section and The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference (MHMC)

October 17-19, 2014, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

HPM-Americas and the MHMC are pleased to announce a meeting Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, October 17 to 19, 2014, at Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

We seek a variety of talks, ranging from scholarship in the history of mathematics to the relations between the history and pedagogy of mathematics. Talks directly relevant to the use of the history of mathematics in mathematics classrooms are also welcome, as are presentations relating history to pedagogy. Talks will be approximately 30 minutes long. Accepted presenters may also elect to submit their papers to an edited and peer-reviewed proceedings.

Crawfordsville is located off Interstate 74, approximately 45 miles west-northwest of the Indianapolis metropolitan area and 60 miles east-southeast of Urbana/Champaign, Illinois. The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is served by most major airlines, with nonstop service to many cities and major airline hubs. Some train service is available to Crawfordsville on Amtrak’s Hoosier and Cardinal State lines.

Wabash College was founded in 1832, and today remains one of only three liberal arts colleges for men in the United States. Crawfordsville is home to a variety of historical sites, including the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum (author of Ben-Hur), Henry Lane Place (Governor of Indiana, Senator, and pallbearer for President Lincoln), one of the earliest rotary jails, and the site of both the first official basketball game in Indiana and the first intercollegiate basketball game.

Call for papers

Abstracts of proposed talks must be submitted by September 15, 2014. To submit an abstract you may visit our website:, or send it to Dave Roberts: The HPM-Americas website will also host conference information, including details about hotel accommodations (forthcoming).

You can register for the meeting on the website. Registrations received by September 22, 2014 will be $65.00 ($55 for full-time graduate students and K-12 teachers). Late and on-site registration will be $5 higher. Registrations include meals (supper Friday, breakfast, lunch, and supper Saturday, and breakfast Sunday).

Payment can either be made by check (preferred) after registering online or with the attached form or by cash onsite. The payee for checks is Wabash College (memo: MHMC conf.); mail to

Colin McKinney

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Wabash College

301 W. Wabash Avenue

Crawfordsville, IN 4793

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Posted: August 30, 2014