Mgr. Helena Durnová, Ph.D.

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Name, scientific degrees
  • Helena Durnová, Ph.D.
  • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Current position
  • Assistant professor
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2001: Ph.D. in history of mathematics; Ph.D. thesis: “A history of discrete optimization", supervisor doc. RNDr. Eduard Fuchs, CSc. 1996: Masters in Mathematics and English Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Diploma thesis: “Identity and Escape: Early Novels of George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Jeanette Winterson”, supervisor Stephen P.Hardy, M.A.
Major publications
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. Mathematical Machines: Automating Thinking? In Miles MacLeod. Language as a scientific tool: shaping scientific language across time and national tradition. New York: Routledge, 2016. s. 149-164, 16 s. Routledge Studies in Cultural History 43. ISBN 978-1-138-10105-0. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. Václav Hlavatý: a mathematical career that started in Delft. In Exact sciences and mathematics in Central-Eastern Europe from the mid-XIX century till WW II. 2015. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. council member of the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Computing. 2015. URLinfo
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. Embracing the Algol Effort in Czechoslovakia. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE Computer Society, 2014, roč. 36, č. 4, s. 26-37. ISSN 1058-6180. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2014.51. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena a Gerhard ALBERTS. Was Algol 60 the first algorithmic language? IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE Computer Society, 2014, roč. 36, č. 4, s. 104-106. ISSN 1058-6180. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. A new technology in a new world order: computing in Czechoslovakia in the early postwar years. In Αβαξ / Avax- Social Aspects of the History of Computing in Greece. 2012. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. JSEP – Jednotný systém elektronických počítačů. In Věda a technika v Československu od normalizace k transformaci. Praha: Národní technické muzeum, 2012. s. 75-82, 8 s. Práce z dějin techniky a přírodních věd 28. ISBN 978-80-7037-210-4. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. Search for the language of algorithms. 2012. URLinfo
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. A Cold War Science? Myths about Computing in Czechoslovakia. In 5th ESHS Athens. 2012. info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena a Doubravka OLŠÁKOVÁ. Academic Asylum Seekers in the Communist Czechoslovakia. In Marco Stella, Soňa Štrbáňová, Antonín Kostlán. Scholars in exile and dictatorship of the 20th century. Praha: Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities of the Institute for Contemporary History of the ASCR, 2011. s. 90-103, 14 s. ISBN 978-80-7285-146-1. Proceedings, Scholars in Exile 2011info
  • DURNOVÁ, Helena. Sovietization of Czechoslovakian computing: the rise and fall of the SAPO project. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2010, roč. 32, č. 2, s. 11-21. ISSN 1058-6180. info

Last update: 2011/11/24