Project information

Interdisciplinary education of junior historians of mathematics

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Project Identification
Project Period
9/2015 - 6/2016
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
Cooperating Organization
Technical University Ostrava
University of Agder

In this project we strengthen bilateral cooperation between Czech Republic and Norway by establishing a network of researchers who will study, in broad context, the scientific school of influential Czech mathematician Emil Schoenbaum (1882-1967), a key personality in creating the social security system not only in the first Czechoslovak republic, but also in Greece and later in many countries of Latin America. This group had important impact on the economic and social development in Czechoslovakia and thanks to Schoenbaum’s broad international contacts, e.g., in International Labour Organization (ILO), also in global context. We will organize three joint seminars and publish research papers in joint proceedings. Doing this we will involve junior scholars in history of mathematics and offer them interesting possibility to accelerate their scientific career. While working towards a common goal, a group of junior historians of mathematics will be trained in the most effective form.