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Professor June Barrow-Green

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of History of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Mathematics & Statistics
  • june.barrow-green

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for the History of the Mathematical SciencesCentreFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology


“The first man on the street” - tracing a famous Hilbert quote (1900) back to Gergonne (1825) (2016-11)
Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard
Historia Mathematica, 43(4) (pp. 415-426)
“Anti-aircraft guns all day long”: Karl Pearson and computing for the Ministry of Munitions (2015)
Barrow-Green, June
Revue d'Histoire des mathématiques, 21 (pp. 111-150)
An American goes to Europe: three letters from Oswald Veblen to George Birkhoff in 1913/1914 (2011-12)
Barrow-Green, June
The Mathematical Intelligencer, 33(4) (pp. 37-47)
The dramatic episode of Sundman (2010-05)
Barrow-Green, June
Historia Mathematica, 37(2) (pp. 164-203)
Euler as an educator (2010-03)
Barrow-Green, June
BSHM Bulletin, 25(1) (pp. 10-22)
Geometry at Cambridge, 1863-1940 (2006-08)
Barrow-Green, June and Gray, Jeremy
Historia Mathematica, 33(3) (pp. 315-356)
'Much necessary for all sortes of men': 450 years of Euclid's 'Elements' in English (2006-05)
Barrow-Green, June
BSHM Bulletin, 21(1) (pp. 2-25)
"Stokes of Pembroke S.W. & a very good one" - The mathematical education of George Gabriel Stokes (2019)
Barrow-Green, June
In: McCartney, Mark; Whittaker, Andrew and Wood, Alastair eds. George Gabriel Stokes
Publisher : Oxford University Press (In Press)
The Historical Context of the Gender Gap in Mathematics (2019)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Araujo, Carolina; Benkart, Georgia; Praeger, Cheryl and Tanbay, Betül eds. World Women in Mathematics 2018 - Proceedings of the First World Meeting for Women in Mathematics (WM)^2. Association for Women in Mathematics
Publisher : Springer (In Press)
'A woman can win the victory, though she may not wear the wreath': women and mathematics in late nineteenth-century Cambridge (2016-11)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Rooney, David ed. Mathematics. How it Shaped Our World (pp. 183-186)
ISBN : 9781785510397 | Publisher : Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd in association with The Science Museum, London | Published : London
The history of applied mathematics (2015-09-15)
Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard
In: Higham, Nicholas ed. The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics (pp. 55-79)
ISBN : 978-0691150390 | Publisher : Princeton University Press | Published : Princeton, NJ
Cambridge mathematicians' responses to the first World War (2014-11-30)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Aubin, David and Goldstein, Catherine eds. 'The War of Guns and Mathematics': Mathematical Practices and Communities in France and Its Western Allies around World War I. History of Mathematics (pp. 59-124)
ISBN : 978-1-4704-1469-6 | Publisher : American Mathematical Society | Published : Providence, RI
Merely a speculation of the mind? William Henry Fox Talbot and mathematics (2013-08-02)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Brusius, Mirjam; Dean, Katrina and Ramalingam, Chitra eds. William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography.. Yale Center for British Art -Studies in British Art (23) (pp. 67-94)
ISBN : 9780300179347 | Publisher : Yale University Press | Published : United States
Wranglers in exile (2011-09)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Flood, Raymond; Rice, Adrian and Wilson, Robin eds. Mathematics in Victorian Britain (pp. 121-174)
ISBN : 9780199601394 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
From cascades to calculus: Rolle's Theorem (2009)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Robson, Eleanor and Stedall, Jacqueline eds. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics. Oxford Handbooks in Mathematics (pp. 737-754)
ISBN : 9780199213122 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Henri Poincare, memoir on the three-body problem (1890) (2005-02)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Grattan-Guinness, I. ed. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 (pp. 627-638)
ISBN : 978-0-444-50871-3 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : Amsterdam
Burnside’s applied mathematics (2004-08-26)
Barrow-Green, June
In: Neumann, Peter M.; Mann, A.J.S. and Tompson, Julia C. eds. The Collected Papers of William Burnside (pp. 63-70)
ISBN : 978-0-19-850585-3 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford, UK
Gösta Mittag-Leffler and the Foundation and Administration of Acta Mathematica (2002)
Barrow-Green, June E.
In: Hunger Parshall, Karen and Rice, Adrian C. eds. Mathematics unbound: the evolution of an International Mathematical Research Community, 1800-1945. History of Mathematics (23) (pp. 138-164)
ISBN : 9780821821244 | Publisher : American Mathematical Society/London Mathematical Society | Published : Providence, USA
The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (2008)
Gowers, Timothy; Barrow-Green, June and Leader, Imre eds.
ISBN : 9780691118802 | Publisher : Princeton University Press | Published : Princeton
The Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences from a Historical Perspective (2019-04)
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)
“An exquisite machine”: Olaus Henrici’s harmonic analyser (2017)
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)
Poincare and the three body problem (1993)
Barrow-Green, June
PhD thesis Open University