Cirmath à l’Institut Mittag-Leffler

Circulating Mathematics via Journals: The Rise of Internationalisation 1850-1920

Institut Mittag-Leffler – Djursholm – 20-23 juin 2016


Monday, 20 June 2016

9:00                 Introduction by the organizers and the librarian of the MLI
9:30 – 11:30    International publication activities of single actors

Tom Archibald, Transforming local mathematics: the international publication activity of Charles Hermite as an index of the role of journals.

Philippe Nabonnand, Emile Mathieu, Henri Poincaré, Elie Cartan : Trois manières de construire une stratégie éditoriale internationale

16:00 – 18:00  Journals building international audiences

Umberto Bottazzini, National mathematical community and international audience: the first three series of the Annali di matematica pura e applicata

Barnabé Croizat, A new Bulletin des sciences in 1870: for whom, with whom?

Hélène Gispert, Build up a “frankly and highly international” mathematical culture for a community of users: the sections of l’Enseignement mathématique (1899-1920)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016
9:00 – 11:00    Mittag-Leffler’s Acta mathematica and its outreach

June Barrow-Green, Mittag-Leffler and Acta Mathematica

Norbert Verdier, A new French Publisher for Acta Mathematica: Arthur Hermann (1839-1929)

Cinzia Cerroni (and Maria Alessandra Vaccaro), The relationship between Gösta Mittag Leffler and Giovan Battista Guccia

16:00 – 18:00  Local journals with a national or/and an international dimension

Rossana Tazzioli, The journals of Sicilian academies and the Rendiconti of the Circolo Matematico di Palermo (1884-1920)

Maria Rosaria Enea, Le Matematiche Pure ed Applicate by Cristoforo Alasia De-Quesada

Livia Giacardi, The Bollettino della Mathesis (1896-1920): local, national and international aspects

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
 9:00 – 12:00   Role of institutions in circulating mathematics

Frédéric Brechenmacher, On the interconnections between journals and institutions in the second half of the 19th century

Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Norsk matematisk tidsskrift (Norwegian mathematical journal) (1919-1952): a semi-popular organ of the Norwegian Mathematical Society

Martina Schiavon, The circulation of practical mathematics seen from the library (and the minutes) of the Bureau des longitudes and, in particular, the Annales du Bureau des longitudes (edited between 1877 and 1949)

Erika Luciano, Constructing an international library: the collections of foreign journals in Turin’s Special Mathematics Library (1883-1920)

16:00 – 17:30  Practices induced by mathematical circulation        

Sloan Despeaux, Questions and Answers, Questions et réponses: Exchange between the Educational Times and the Nouvelles Annales de Mathématiques

Silvia Roero, G. Peano editor of an international journal of mathematics? The Rivista di Matematica, aims, styles and legacy

17:30 – 19:00  Emerging disciplines in their editorial contexts

Jenny Boucard, In search of the “géométrie de situation” in mathematical journals of the second half of the nineteenth century

Dominique Tournès, Maurice d’Ocagne’s papers on nomography


NB: Each session will be divided into two parts: short talks followed by a discussion of an hour. The talk should not exceed 20 minutes. There will be much time left for working in the library, especially on Thursday morning.


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