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Unformatted text preview: Mathematics and Gender Studies: an Overview Andrea Blunck Department Mathematik Universität Hamburg Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 2 Outline of the talk Gender Studies on Mathematics: Introduction Classification of Research Topics Some Results Some Projects Some Ideas and Questions Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 3 Gender Studies on Mathematics Introduction: Why is it so hard to do Gender Studies on Mathematics? Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 4 Gender Studies on Mathematics joint with Irene PieperSeier (Oldenburg): entry Mathematics in the German Handbook Women‘s and Gender Studies A.B./I.P.S.: Mathematik – Genderforschung auf schwierigem Terrain, in: Beate Kortendiek/Ruth Becker (eds.): Handbuch Frauen und Geschlechterforschung, 2008 Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 5 Gender Studies on Mathematics “Mathematics is one of those scientific disciplines that are hard to access by women’s and gender studies. The category “gender” seems to play no role in mathematics. The objects of mathematical research are abstract objects, studied only by logical deductions. Thus gender is neither an explicit nor an implicit topic of mathematical research. And the research methods look so objective that there seems to be no influence of the researchers.” Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 6 Gender Studies on Mathematics contents of mathematics hard to access by gender studies so far: research mainly on women in mathematics Gender Studies on Mathematics not yet established as a research area Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 7 Gender Studies on Mathematics Classification of research topics history of mathematics didactics of mathematics mathematics as field of study or work science studies on mathematics Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 8 Gender Studies on Mathematics Classification of research topics history of mathematics didactics of mathematics mathematics as field of study or work science studies on mathematics Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 9 History of Mathematics biographies of individual women mathematicians groups of women mathematicians Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 10 History of Mathematics biographies of individual women mathematicians, in order to appreciate these women make them and their contributions to mathematics visible Andrea Blunck Mathematics and Gender Studies 11 Maria Gaetana Agnesi 1718 – 1799, Milan 1748 Instituzioni Analitiche ad Uso della Gioventù Italiana : first book on analysis in Italian...
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