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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Philosophia Scientiae on "Mathematical Exchanges",

Philosophia Scientiae invites contributions for the following special topic:

 Mathematical exchanges: case studies (18th to 20th centuries)

 Special thematic issue of Philosophia Scienti 19/2 (June, 2015)

 Guest editors: Hlne Gispert, Philippe Nabonnand and Jeanne Peiffer

 Deadline of submission: May 1st, 2014

 Notification: October 1st, 2014

 In mathematics, the study of the production process must take into account 
the mechanisms of circulation, which are an integral part of it, as well 
as the various kinds of circulation or exchange that take place. The 
multiple exchanges between the (individual, collective or abstract) actors 
involved in the process of production are thus an element essential to 
analyse. In a first approach, we can distinguish three kinds of exchange 
(even if these are often entangled): oral communication, which needs the 
simultaneous presence of the protagonists, correspondences and circulation 
of printed texts.

 The volume will be dedicated to the study of the most important vectors of 
circulation: newspapers, books, teaching, conferences, meetings, 
academies, travels, personal encounters in institutions or outside?. Its 
aim is to characterize the nature of these exchanges, starting from a 
series of case studies taken in a long temporal perspective (from the 
Enlightenment to the first half of the 20th century). These studies are 
meant to put into light the dynamics underlying the building of 
communities and mathematical disciplines, but also the breaks induced by 
specialization, professionalization, the growing role of the market, etc.

 Manuscripts must be submitted in English or in French, and prepared for an 
anonymous refereeing process. A summary in French and a summary in English 
(200-300 words) are to be included.

 The length of the papers should not exceed 7250 words or 42000 signs 
(spaces, summaries and footnotes included).

 Contributions are to be sent to 

 General submissions within this range are welcome.

 Philosophia Scientiae is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It publishes 
research relating to epistemology, history and philosophy of science, 
especially in the field of mathematics, physics, and logic, without 
excluding any other scientific field. It is published by Kim Editions 

 The Editorial Board (phscientiae-redac@univ-lorraine.fr) [with apologies 
for cross-posting]

Revue Philosophia Scientiae 

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