JournalsowrVol. 7 / No. 1DOI 10.4171/owr/2010/03

Mini-Workshop: History of Mathematics in Germany, 1920-1960

  • Moritz Epple

    J. W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Volker Remmert

    Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
  • Norbert Schappacher

    Université de Strasbourg, France
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Abstract

The Mini-Workshop dealt with the history of mathematics in Germany between 1920 and 1960, with a particular focus on the social history of mathematics. For the period under discussion research in the history of mathematics is faced with some fundamental problems, which cannot be addressed by individuals. Consequently the Mini-Workshop’s aim was to develop future perspectives and methods for research and ways to organise new research projects. Among the topics addressed during the Mini-Workshop were the international relations of mathematicians in Germany before, during and after World War II; the prosopography of mathematicians in Germany from before 1933 into the 1950s; the role of mathematics as a key technology in World War II; and the professional policies from the 1920s to the 1950s.