oa South African Journal of Science - In search of a place in history for mathematics : a lecture series in South Africa - research

Volume 115 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 0038-2353
  • E-ISSN: 1996-7489



This Commentary was invited by the South African Journal of Science and emanates from a seminar presented by Dr Tomoko Kitagawa entitled ‘The History of Mathematics: An Interdisciplinary Work in Humanities’ given at the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies of the University of Pretoria on 20 September 2018. Dr Kitagawa received her PhD from Princeton University and went on to teach history at Harvard University. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, she also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. She is an author of five books in Japanese, including a national bestseller, and was also selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Japan in 2012 and one of the 100 most amazing women in Japan in 2015.

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