Research workshop: Printing mathematics in the early modern world

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December 2013: 10am–5pm
All Souls College, Oxford

The early modern period saw the printing, in large numbers, of mathematical tables, primers, textbooks and practical manuals, as well as the incorporation of mathematical notation into a wide range of works on other subjects. Algebraic notation, diagrams and even printed mathematical instruments all raised unusual problems for print. The development of appropriate layouts and conventions, the establishment of workable print-shop procedures, and the detection and management of error all required distinctive solutions where the printing of mathematics was concerned. Those problems and their solutions are the subject of this two-day workshop, to be held in All Souls College, Oxford.

A limited number of places are available for observers. The cost will be £20, and will cover attendance at the conference sessions, with
tea and coffee. Unfortunately accommodation cannot be provided for observers. Further information, including a draft programme, is available at

To reserve a place, or for any enquiries, please contact [email protected]