Workshop: Case Studies in Mathematical Practice

The primary goal of this workshop is to shed light on mathematical thought and understanding by developing a rich collection of case studies drawn from the historical and current practice of mathematicians. A secondary goal is to examine the methodology of case studies with an eye towards determining which questions in the philosophy of mathematics are amenable to solution by case study methods, and which questions are not. One recurring theme of the workshop concerns the ways in which the development of new conceptual and representational resources can contribute to an increase in the intelligibility of a mathematical domain.

Workshop Leader: Kenneth Manders, University of Pittsburgh
Location:   Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Dates: June 29, 2015 – July 4, 2015

Confirmed Participants:

Andrew Arana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Karine Chemla, SPHERE, CNRS, & Université Paris Diderot
Jessica Carter, University of Southern Denmark
Davide Crippa, Université Paris Diderot and the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
William D’Alessandro, University of Illinois at Chicago
Silvia De Toffoli, Stanford University
Jeremy Heis, University of California, Irvine
Joshua Hunt, University of Cambridge
Shay Logan, University of Minnesota
Jemma Lorenat, Simon Fraser University and Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Douglas Marshall, Carleton College
Marco Panza, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne
Jeffrey Schatz, University of California, Irvine
Irina Starikova, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Iulian Toader, University of Bucharest

For information on funding available for graduate students and recent PhDs to attend the workshop, as well as further scheduling and logistical information, please visit the workshop website at  (See the link near the top of the page.)

While this event is open to the public, all who attend the workshop must register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to We ask that everyone who plans to attend register by no later than Friday, June 19, 2015.

Case Studies in Mathematical Practice is organized in collaboration with:
SΦHERE, Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire – UMR 7219, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne

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