Name | Type | Parent Unit |
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Centre for the History of the Mathematical Sciences | Centre | Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology |

Role | Start date | End date | Funding source |
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Lead | 01/Apr/2019 | 31/Mar/2021 | Philanthropic donations UK |

A former student in history of mathematics, Mrs Booth, has left The Open University a legacy of c.£50,000 to be spent on ‘research in history of mathematics’. I believe an appropriate use of the funds would be to employ Tony Royle, who has recently completed his PhD under my supervision, as a part-time (50%) post-doctoral researcher for two years. Tony’s thesis, which relied on a number of previously unexplored archives and which built on earlier work of mine, was a study of mathematicians working on early British aeronautics during the First World War. One chapter of his thesis is a case study of three women mathematicians who contributed to the war effort through their work in aeronautics. He would like to expand this part of his thesis into a comprehensive study of women mathematicians working in aeronautics during the War. Tony’s PhD work has been extremely well-received—he has received many invitations to speak on it, both in the UK and abroad, and it was reported on in The Times (21 August 2017). As a former pilot and with the research he has already undertaken, Tony is uniquely qualified to undertake this important project. Furthermore, it would fit in extremely well with my own work on the history of the gender gap in mathematics—I was invited to speak on the topic at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro—and that of another of my PhD students, Brigitte Stenhouse, who is working on the mathematics of the 19th century mathematician and scientist, Mary Somerville. Tony absolutely embodies the spirit of the OU—he also has OU undergraduate and master’s degrees, and was the 2018 recipient of the AOUG Baroness Lee of Ashridge Award—and it would be entirely fitting if the legacy were to enable him to take the next step in his academic career. |

Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard

Historia Mathematica, 43(4) (pp. 415-426)

Barrow-Green, June

Revue d'Histoire des mathématiques, 21 (pp. 111-150)

Barrow-Green, June

The Mathematical Intelligencer, 33(4) (pp. 37-47)

Barrow-Green, June

Historia Mathematica, 37(2) (pp. 164-203)

Barrow-Green, June

BSHM Bulletin, 25(1) (pp. 10-22)

Barrow-Green, June and Gray, Jeremy

Historia Mathematica, 33(3) (pp. 315-356)

Barrow-Green, June

BSHM Bulletin, 21(1) (pp. 2-25)

Barrow-Green, June

In: McCartney, Mark; Whittaker, Andrew and Wood, Alastair eds.

ISBN : 9780198822868 | Publisher : Oxford University Press

Barrow-Green, June

In: Araujo, Carolina; Benkart, Georgia; Praeger, Cheryl and Tanbay, Betül eds.

ISBN : 9783030211707 | Publisher : Springer (In Press)

Barrow-Green, June

In: Rooney, David ed.

ISBN : 9781785510397 | Publisher : Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd in association with The Science Museum, London | Published : London

Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard

In: Higham, Nicholas ed.

ISBN : 978-0691150390 | Publisher : Princeton University Press | Published : Princeton, NJ

Barrow-Green, June

In: Aubin, David and Goldstein, Catherine eds.

ISBN : 978-1-4704-1469-6 | Publisher : American Mathematical Society | Published : Providence, RI

Barrow-Green, June

In: Brusius, Mirjam; Dean, Katrina and Ramalingam, Chitra eds.

ISBN : 9780300179347 | Publisher : Yale University Press | Published : United States

Barrow-Green, June

In: Flood, Raymond; Rice, Adrian and Wilson, Robin eds.

ISBN : 9780199601394 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford

Barrow-Green, June

In: Robson, Eleanor and Stedall, Jacqueline eds.

ISBN : 9780199213122 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford

Barrow-Green, June

In: Grattan-Guinness, I. ed.

ISBN : 978-0-444-50871-3 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : Amsterdam

Barrow-Green, June

In: Neumann, Peter M.; Mann, A.J.S. and Tompson, Julia C. eds.

ISBN : 978-0-19-850585-3 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford, UK

Barrow-Green, June E.

In: Hunger Parshall, Karen and Rice, Adrian C. eds.

ISBN : 9780821821244 | Publisher : American Mathematical Society/London Mathematical Society | Published : Providence, USA

Gowers, Timothy; Barrow-Green, June and Leader, Imre eds.

ISBN : 9780691118802 | Publisher : Princeton University Press | Published : Princeton

Barrow-Green, June; Ponce Dawson, Silvina and Roy, Marie-Françoise

In : International Congress of Mathematicians - 2018 (1-9 Aug 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (pp. 1073-1092)

Barrow-Green, June

In : Mathematical Instruments between Material Artifacts and Ideal Machines: Their Scientific and Social Role before 1950 (23-29 Jul 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (pp. 3506-3510)

Barrow-Green, June Elizabeth

PhD thesis The Open University