[Maths-Education] Bibliography: Mathematics in African History and Cultures
Paulus Gerdes
maths-education@nottingham.ac.uk
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 13:41:42 +0300
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ANNOUNCEMENT
At the 6th Pan-African Congress of mathematicians, held in Tunis (September
1-6, 2004) the African Mathematical Union launched the English language
edition of the book "MATHEMATICS IN AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURES. AN
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY" (372 pp.) by Paulus Gerdes (Mozambique) and Ahmed
Djebbar (Algeria). The book contains a Preface by the President of the
African Mathematical Union (Prof. Jan Persens), a presentation, the main
bibliography (pp. 1-258).
The following appendices are included: On mathematicians of African descent
/ Diaspora (pp.259-263), Publications by Africans on the History of
Mathematics outside Africa (pp. 264-267), On Time-reckoning and Astronomy i=
n
African History and Cultures (pp. 268-287), String figures in Africa (pp.
288-293), Examples of other Mathematical Books and Booklets published by
African Mathematicians (pp. 294-304), Board Games in Africa (pp. 305-318),
Some African mathematical pioneers in the 20th century (pp. 319-320), and a
Note on Research Inspired By The Historical Reconstruction of Mathematical
Ideas in the =8CSona=B9 Geometric Tradition Of Southern-Central Africa (pp.
321-324). The book has several indices by subject, region, country, author=
,
ethnic group and language, journal, and mathematicians (pp. 325-370). A
list of Members of the African Mathematical Union Commission on the History
of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) is included (pp. 371-372).
The French language version of the bibliography will be published by the
University of Lille (France).
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Prof. Dr. Paulus Gerdes
Chairman AMUCHMA
(African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics)
Postal address: C.P. 915, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel. & Fax: +258-1-49 45 04
E-mail: pgerdes@virconn.com
AMUCHMA webpage: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amuchma_online.html
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<FONT FACE=3D"Times New Roman">At the 6th Pan-African Congress of mathematici=
ans, held in Tunis (September 1-6, 2004) the African Mathematical Union laun=
ched the English language edition of the book "<FONT COLOR=3D"#0000FF">MA=
THEMATICS IN AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURES. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY</FONT>&=
quot; (372 pp.) by Paulus Gerdes (Mozambique) and Ahmed Djebbar (Alger=
ia). The book contains a Preface by the President of the African Mathe=
matical Union (Prof. Jan Persens), a presentation, the main bibliography (pp=
. 1-258).<BR>
The following appendices are included: On mathematicians of African descent=
/ Diaspora (pp.259-263), Publications by Africans on the History of Mathema=
tics outside Africa (pp. 264-267), On Time-reckoning and Astronomy in Africa=
n History and Cultures (pp. 268-287), String figures in Africa (pp. 288-293)=
, Examples of other Mathematical Books and Booklets published by African Mat=
hematicians (pp. 294-304), Board Games in Africa (pp. 305-318), Some African=
mathematical pioneers in the 20th century (pp. 319-320), and a Note on Rese=
arch Inspired By The Historical Reconstruction of Mathematical Ideas in the =
=8CSona=B9 Geometric Tradition Of Southern-Central Africa (pp. 321-324). T=
he book has several indices by subject, region, country, author, ethnic grou=
p and language, journal, and mathematicians (pp. 325-370). A list of M=
embers of the African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathem=
atics in Africa (AMUCHMA) is included (pp. 371-372).<BR>
The French language version of the bibliography will be published by the Un=
iversity of Lille (France).<BR>
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Prof. Dr. Paulus Gerdes<BR>
Chairman AMUCHMA<BR>
(African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics)<BR>
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Postal address: C.P. 915, Maputo, Mozambique<BR>
Tel. & Fax: +258-1-49 45 04<BR>
E-mail: pgerdes@virconn.com<BR>
AMUCHMA webpage: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amuchma_online.html<BR=
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