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New & Forthcoming Titles | International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching (About the Editor)

International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching

International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching

Series Editors: Karp, Alexander, Schubring, Gert

ISSN: 2524-8022

Alexander Karp is a professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and also holds a degree from the same university in history and education. Currently, his scholarly interests span several areas, including the history of mathematics education, gifted education, mathematics teacher education, and mathematical problem solving. He sponsored more than 30 doctoral dissrtations. He served as the managing editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education and is the author of over one hundred publications, including over twenty books.

 Gert Schubring is a retired member of the Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, a research institute at Bielefeld University, and at present is visiting professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research interests focus on the history of mathematics and the sciences from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and their systemic interrelation with social-cultural systems. One of his specializations is history of mathematics education.

He organised and co-organised various international workshops and conferences on history of mathematics education and history of mathematics. He is a member of the Editorial Board, resp. the Referees Committee of various journals. He participated in numerous Juries for doctoral dissertations in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Australia and Brazil.

He has published a great number of papers in journals and many books, among which is Conflicts between Generalization, Rigor and Intuition: Number Concepts Underlying the Development of Analysis in 17th–19th century France and Germany (New York, 2005). He was Chief-Editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education, from 2006 to 2015.