Austrian Society for the History of Sciences


“Neglected Parts of Mathematics and their History”

in Miesenbach, Lower Austria, between the valley of the Piesting and Puchberg am Schneeberg

from Sunday, April 29th, till Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Costs: approx EUR 360.— (per person, in a single room), approx EUR 320.— (per person, in a double room)
     (including accomodation in a
standard room with bath and toilet, full board, transfer from and to the
     railway station, an excursion, and the proceedings volume)
for accommodation in a
category A room add EUR 30.—

Organization: Dr. Christa Binder
Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing
Vienna University of Technology
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10/101
A 1040 Vienna


Dear colleagues,

The 14th Austrian Symposion on the History of Mathematics will take place in the week from Sunday, April 29th (arrival in the afternoon) till Saturday, May 5th, 2018 (departure after breakfast).

As usual we again suggest a (not binding) general theme for the talks. It should inspire you to look at your research from a different angle. This year we propose to look at aspects of mathematics which were popular at some time and forgotten later – maybe because they were considered as to be solved – or on topics with a low reputation but which merit more consideration. Think, for example, of the theory of invariants, or of triangle geometry, …

Miesenbach and the hotel Boersenhof were much appreciated on previous occasions and will welcome us again, for the eighth time already. 

For those who have not yet been there:
Miesenbach is a small and idyllic village between the valley of the Piesting (train station) and Puchberg am Schneeberg (another train station), in a valley between the mountains Hohe Wand and Oehler.  Nearby, there are many possibilities for hiking, ranging from an easy walk to a nearby waterfall, to alpine climbing, and for sightseeing, as well.   For instance, Miesenbach offers a museum dedicated to Friedrich Gauermann (an Austrian painter of the Biedermeier era), you may also visit the Mariahilferberg, a place of pilgrimage near Gutenstein, the Raimund memorial (Raimund was an Austrian author of popular plays), and many other places.

The indicated costs include all meals from Sunday evening to Saturday morning (buffet breakfast, and a choice of warm dishes [also vegetarian] for lunch and dinner), the transfer from and to the railway station, an excursion,
and the proceedings. In addition, we can help to arrange a transfer from the airport (if needed). 

All rooms have shower, toilet, telephone and SAT-TV, the category A rooms are in a new building, they are more spacious, and have a balcony. You may choose the category of the room on a first come, first served basis.

As usual, a proceedings volume of the meeting will be published, containing short versions (approximately 5 pages) of the talks. 

Please reply by the end of January 2018 with a preliminary title of your talk, your preferred room type, or if you wish to be kept informed. 

Of course,
I send this to all colleagues known to me, but in order to reach as many as possible of those interested in the history of mathematics, I ask you to help me distribute this announcement. Please feel free to forward it to everyone who might be interested (or send me their names and addresses).
(News will be distributed per email to anyone who indicates his interest.)

Information on the hotel and the village are found on the internet (

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Miesenbach in April.

Christa (Binder)



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