Novembertagung 2020

Axiomatics: Ancient
and Contemporary Perspectives

31st Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Novembertagung is an international graduate conference in the history of mathematics and neighbouring fields. It provides an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present and discuss their research in an informal and safe environment.


This year, the conference will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany from November 26th–28th 2020 on the topic of Axiomatics: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives.

The conference will feature about 40 talks by early career researchers. Keynotes will be given by Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki), Dirk Schlimm (McGill), and Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (Copenhagen).

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference takes place online. See Practical Information for more details.


The conference is organised by Paul Hasselkuß (Universität Düsseldorf), Tiago Hirth (Ciências ULisboa), Deborah Kant (Universität Konstanz), Deniz Sarikaya (Universität Hamburg), Tobias Schütz (Universität Mainz), Anna Kiel Steensen (ETH Zurich), and Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

This event is hosted by the Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and generously supported by the Chair for Logic and Philosophy of Language of the Department of Philosophy of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the GDR 3398 “Histoire des mathématiques”, the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP), the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM), the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), and the Ludus association.

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