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Handing over @mathshistory

On 5th October 2010, eight years ago this week, I sent a tweet from a Twitter account I had registered on behalf of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM). I was on BSHM Council at the time and, mindful of the Society’s charitable aim to develop awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit, I proposed starting a Twitter account. I thought a good way to generate a background level of activity for the account was to tweet a daily mathematician, taking my lead from the MacTutor website facility. So I set up @mathshistory and sent the first tweet, announcing the anniversary of the birth of Bernard Bolzano.

History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize

The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) is running an undergraduate essay prize.

The British Society for the History of Mathematics is pleased to invite submissions for its 2011-12 undergraduate essay prize. The essay, which may be on any topic within the history of mathematics, should be between 2000-2500 words. The prize is open to any person who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a UK or Irish university during the academic year 2011-12. The value of the prize will be £100, plus one year free membership of the Society.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1st May 2012. Details of how to submit are available on the BSHM website.

Source: BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize.

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