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Trends in the History of Science

Mathematical Communities in the Reconstruction After the Great War 1918–1928

Trajectories and Institutions

Editors: Mazliak, Laurent, Tazzioli, Rossana (Eds.)

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  • Results of the international meeting organized in Marseilles in November 2018 devoted to the aftermath of the Great War for mathematical communities
  • Features selected original research presented at the meeting offering a new perspective on a period, the 1920s
  • Present case studies illustrating how in the aftermath of the war many mathematicians had to organize their personal trajectories
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This book is a consequence of the international meeting organized in Marseilles in November 2018 devoted to the aftermath of the Great War for mathematical communities. It features selected original research presented at the meeting offering a new perspective on a period, the 1920s, not extensively considered by historiography.

After 1918, new countries were created, and borders of several others were modified. Territories were annexed while some countries lost entire regions. These territorial changes bear witness to the massive and varied upheavals with which European societies were confronted in the aftermath of the Great War. The reconfiguration of political Europe was accompanied by new alliances and a redistribution of trade – commercial, intellectual, artistic, military, and so on – which largely shaped international life during the interwar period. These changes also had an enormous impact on scientific life, not only in practice, but also in its organization and communication strategies.

The mathematical sciences, which from the late 19th century to the 1920s experienced a deep disciplinary evolution, were thus facing a double movement, internal and external, which led to a sustainable restructuring of research and teaching. Concomitantly, various areas such as topology, functional analysis, abstract algebra, logic or probability, among others, experienced exceptional development. This was accompanied by an explosion of new international or national associations of mathematicians with for instance the founding, in 1918, of the International Mathematical Union and the controversial creation of the International Research Council. Therefore, the central idea for the articulation of the various chapters of the book is to present case studies illustrating how in the aftermath of the war, many mathematicians had to organize their personal trajectories taking into account the evolution of the political, social and scientific environment which had taken place at the end of the conflict.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • William Henry Young, an Unconventional President of the International Mathematical Union

    Pages 1-29

    Curbera, Guillermo P.

  • The Unione Matematica Italiana and Its Bollettino, 1922–1928. National and International Aspects

    Pages 31-61

    Giacardi, Livia (et al.)

  • L’Enseignement Mathématique and Its Internationalist Ambitions During the Turmoil of WWI and the 1920s

    Pages 63-88

    Gispert, Hélène

  • Mathematics and Logic in Polish Encyclopedias Published During the Interwar Period

    Pages 89-117

    Murawski, Roman

  • From the War Against Errors to Mathematics After the War: Public Discourses on a New Mathematical Dictionary

    Pages 119-150

    Turner, Laura E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Communities in the Reconstruction After the Great War 1918–1928
Book Subtitle
Trajectories and Institutions
Editors
  • Laurent Mazliak
  • Rossana Tazzioli
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61683-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61683-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61682-3
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 363
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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