Mathematics in Britain, 1860-1940


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This project aims to study the growth of mathematics in Britain between 1860 and 1940, and in particular to study the growth of mathematical research; the emergence and growth of a mathematical profession; changes in the mathematical syllabus at universities; and ways in which aspects of mathematical life were related.

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The dataset includes biographical details of mathematicians working in Britain between 1860 and 1940 (amateur as well as professional); mathematics departments in universities and training colleges, and mathematics courses; details of learned societies, mathematical journals and mathematical prizes. These data were compiled using <i>kleio</i>, a data management system designed specifically to cater for the computing needs of historians. Users wishing to use software other than <i>kleio</i> to analyse these data, should be aware that they will have to undertake editing and restructuring of the material if they are to fully exploit its potential for analysis.

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Creator Barrow-Green, J., Open University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computing
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1996
Funding Reference Leverhulme Trust
Rights No information recorded; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Language English
Resource Type Text; Numeric
Discipline History; Humanities; Mathematics; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Great Britain