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  1. Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician (African-American Biographies) by Laura Baskes Litwin, Benjamin Banneker, 1999-07
  2. African-Americans in Mathematics 2: 4th Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciencejune 16-19, 1998, Rice University, Houston, Texas (Contemporary Mathematics) by Tex.) Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (4th : 1998 : Houston, Nathaniel Dean, et all 1999-12
  3. African Americans in Mathematics: Dimacs Workshop June 26-28, 1996 (Dimacs Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science)
  4. Visions: Africans and African Americans in science -math and technology by Marylen E Harmon, 1997
  5. Black Mathematicians and Their Works
  6. The Negro, Benjamin Banneker, astronomer and mathematician: Plea for universal peace (Records of the Columbia Historical Society) by Philip Lee Phillips, 1917
  7. African and African-American contributions to mathematics by Beatrice Lumpkin, 1985
  8. Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician (Fact Finders Biographies: Great African Americans) by Allison Lassieur, 2006-01
  9. Mathematician and Administrator, Shirley Mathis McBay (Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen. American Women in Science Biography.) by Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard, 1985-01
  10. Career opportunities for mathematicians. (Annual Jobs Issue)(Career Reports/Mathematics and Science): An article from: The Black Collegian by Valerie L. Thomas, 1993-03-01
  11. Benjamin Banneker: American Mathematician and Astronomer (Colonial Leaders) by Bonnie Hinman, 2000-01
  12. Accept No Limitations: A Black Woman Encounters Corporate America by Marjorie L. Kimbrough, 1991-02
  13. Benjamin Banneker Scientist and Mathematician (Black Americans of Achievement) by Kevin Conley, 1989-11
  14. Science, technology and mathematics: The black contribution by Florence Jean Wright, 1988

1. The Pan-African Mathematical Olympiad 14th PAMO
short communications) Posters Session May 30, 2004 Hotel Reservation May 31, 2004Application for participation’s grant for african mathematicians June 1
SIXTH PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS OF MATHEMATICIANS Home page Scientific Programme General Scientific events ... Contact Second announcement
The organizing committee is pleased to invite you to attend the Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians in Tunis, Tunisia, September 01-06, 2004.
Mr. Zine El Abidin Ben Ali, the President of the Republic of Tunisia, has personally expressed a most cordial welcome to all participants.
This announcement describes the Congress and gives related information. It explains how to register and how to submit a short communication or a poster representation. It also contains the necessary forms for securing accommodation during the congress. Addre ss of the Congress PACOM 2004
C/o. Prof. Dr. A. Boukricha

2. Introduction & General Information
Scientific Programme The Opening ceremony will include the presentations of awardsto President Nelson R.Mandela, distinguished african mathematicians and the
Introduction and General Information The Pan African Congress of Mathematicians (PACOM), is hosted by an African country every four years, as a major scientific event open to all mathematicians. Previous Congresses were held as follows: The first in Rabat, Morocco in 1976, the second in Jos, Nigeria in 1986, the third in Nairobi, Kenya in 1991 and the fourth in Ifrane, Morocco in 1995. The main organs of the AMU are the General Assembly and the Executive Committee. Each congress begins by a General Assembly which will deliberate on the programme of activities of the AMU and participate in the election of a new Executive Committee. The General Assembly of the AMU will be held at the same place Sunday, 23 January 2000 from 09:00 to 12:30. Consequently, members of the Executive Committee of the AMU, presidents of the AMU Commissions and all delegates of African countries, with a maximum of 3 delegates per country, are requested to be present in Cape Town on Saturday, 22 January 2000. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening, 23 January 2000 at 7.00 p.m.(19:00) in the Great Hall of the University of the Western Cape. The award ceremony for PAMO winners will coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the Congress on

3. African Mathematicians
african mathematicians. african mathematicians have made many contributions in mathematicsand science. He was an AfricanAmerican mathematician and scientist.
african mathematicians
African mathematicians have made many contributions in mathematics and science. Many times, these mathematicians had to overcome great obstacles. In class, we learned about four of these mathematicians; Hypatia,Thomas Fuller, Benjamin Banneker and Evelyn Boyd Granville. Hypatia, an Egyptian by origin, lived in Alexandria around 300 AD. She was the daughter of mathematician and philosopher Theon. As head of the Platonist school of Alexandria, she was identified by Christians as a pagan. As riots broke out in Alexandria between Christian and non-Christian groups, Hypatia became the focal point of the controversy. Because Hypatia refused to convert to Christianity she was murdered in 415 AD by a group of Christian fanatics. She developed ideas about conic sections and wrote commentaries on Diophantus's Arithmetica. She also wrote in Apollonius Conics about dividing cones into different parts by a plane. With her work in this important book, she helped make the concepts of conics easier to understand. Hypatia was the first woman to have such a great impact on the survival of early mathematics. Although all of her work is lost, the titles and references survive to this day.

4. A Black Mathematician Talks About Race
In his book Liber Abaci, Fibonacci wrote that he was taught by african mathematicians. IsEuclid European or African? I asked the white mathematician.
A BLACK MATHEMATICIAN TALKS ABOUT RACE Sponsored by Walker Automated Services. Followed with a 45-minute performance by the Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago. June 16, 2001 at the Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr. (Moulin Rouge Room) by PHILIP EMEAGWALI As Prepared For Delivery Thanks. Thank you very much for the very pleasant introduction. As indicated in your program, the Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago will be performing. I am normally introduced either as a mathematician or a computer scientist. But one surprising and little known fact about me is that I am also a dancer. Three years ago, I studied African dance with the Sankofa Dance Theater of Baltimore. The reason I became interested in African dance is that I found the drumming and music to be both therapeutic and invigorating. Many mathematicians, myself included, believe that music inspires their creativity and helps them solve mathematical problems. Similarly, mathematics can help you become a better musician. In fact, many musicians believe that music and mathematics have a lot in common. In an interview, Bob Dylan said that his "songs are all mathematical songs." Someone once described dancers as poets in motion. I believe that the Muntu dancers are mathematicians in motion.




Event AFRICAN MATHEMATICAL UNION - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 2003 (AMU-ICMS2003) Begins November 16, 2003 Ends November 22, 2003 Papers September 30, 2003 Ab. AMU - ICMS2003 Country Nigeria State OGUN STATE City ABEOKUTA Email Category Science: Mathematics Category 2 Category 3 Exhibits Organization Contact SECRETARY-GENERAL IMSP B.P. 613 ,Porto-Novo, Benin Republic URL Description AMU - ICMS2003

6. Pan African Mathematics Olympiad
detect youthful talent in Mathematics to encourage, develop and reward African youthto establish friendly relations between african mathematicians to exchange
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PAMO is an annual event organised by the African Mathematical Union (AMU) to encourage youthful talent in Mathematics and to exchange information on curricula and teaching methods in mathematics across the African continent. Africa needs to reclaim its position at the forefront of the world's mathematics stage, particularly because mathematics was born in Africa! A notched calendar stick over 35 000 years old, discovered recently in the Lebombo mountains, is the oldest mathematical artefact known. Written mathematics is first found in Africa, in the papyri of the pyramid-builders of ancient Egypt between four and five thousand years ago!
Announcement of South African teams for the International and Pan African Mathematics Olympiads
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual problem-solving competition for teams of six high school students. The Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) has the same format as the IMO, but is for teams of four only, from African countries. The teams to represent South Africa at these two events have been announced. [ Read the announcement
2003 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) results
The South African team of six high school students has won three Bronze Medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Japan early in July 2003.

7. The African Journal Of Mathematics
It offers a forum for mathematical research with some emphasis on the contributionsof all african mathematicians and the rich connections between all african
African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics
ISSN: 1539-854X
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The African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics (ADJM) is an international journal for mathematical research of highest rank. It offers a forum for mathematical research with some emphasis on the contributions of all african mathematicians and the rich connections between all african universities and those of other continents. The ADJM is a multicultural mathematical journal which considers papers in all areas of mathematics.
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  • 8. WMY2000 2 Perspective
    We are aware of the dire need for electronic mail all over the continent to reducethe isolation problems of african mathematicians and we are joining forces
    WMY2000 Newsletter 2
    Some perspective on WMY 2000
    by A.O. Kuku
    President of AMU (African Mathematical Union)
    In many developing countries, African countries in particular, the mathematical research scientists are gradually becoming endangered species for obvious reasons, and unless something is done to arrest the situation, the year 2000 and beyond will witness little or no mathematical research activities in these areas of the world. The WMY 2000 can be instrumental in drawing the attention of the International Community to the various problems and co-operate with the local community towards their alleviation.
    Some African Mathematical Union aspirations in the spirit of WMY 2000
    1. AMU Mathematical Sciences network for Africa The aims and objectives of the network - which has currently fifteen members - are the following :
  • - To encourage North-South and South-South co-operation in the area of research and training of graduate students for higher degrees of African Universities, and thus alleviate the problem of brain-drain often resulting from long stay of students outside the continent.
  • - To bridge the isolation gap among African mathematicians through development of research groups in member Institutions of the network eventually leading to the production of critical mass of mathematical scientists so badly needed in the continent for developmental purpose.
  • 9. WMY2000 1 FIRST ECHOES
    The Journal, Journal Afrika Mathematika created in 1978 which publishes regularlysince several years first rate papers of african mathematicians, is a first
    WMY2000 NewsLetter 1
    Some associations and societies have already shown their interest and their support for WMY 2000.
    The International Council of Scientific Unions has published in the fall issue of Science International an article from Professor Lions presenting the Declaration of Rio de Janeiro.
    The African Mathematical Union is already involved in WMY 2000, several of its own projects being connected with the second aim of the Declaration of Rio de Janeiro. It is in particular the proposal for Mathematical Sciences Network for Africa. Its aims are, first, to encourage South-South cooperation in the area of research and the training of graduate students, second, to have the University centres included in the network used as regional mathematical centres.
    Another important project of AMU which could be pushed under WMY 2000 is a Mathematical Communication Network within Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world.
    The Journal

    10. Mathematicians Resources
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  • 11. Promotions-African Network Of Scientific And Technological Institutions
    International Conference of Mathematical Sciences and the Maiden Awardof African Fields Medal for Young african mathematicians.
    Please find below some selected openings and opportunities. For more of them, please also check the Message Board
    We also welcome our member institutions to post their announcements of staff openings, fellowships and courses on the Message Board.
    Leadership workshop for African Women in Science and Engineering The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) in collaboration with African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) are organizing a leadership workshop for African women in Science and Engineering. The workshop is set to be held on the 16th - 20th August 2004. more
    Staff Exchange Fellows wanted to University of Zambia
    Schedules can be discussed with Head of Department, Prof. Malichi. Click here for brief outlines of the courses to be taught (doc1 and doc2 )and for more information about ANSTI support for Staff Exchange Fellowships click here
    For further details about the tasks and qualifications kindly contact Professor Alec Malichi at

    12. African History - Science
    issues of their newsletter, articles on The Ancients , pages on mathematics in Ghana,Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, profiles of african mathematicians.
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    African Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    Dr. Gloria Emeagwali, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, provides citations to books and links to web sites relating to the, "Background History of Africa, African Food Processing Techniques, African Textile Techniques, African Metallurgy, Colonialism and Africa's Technology, and Mathematics in pre-colonial Hausaland, West Africa.
    African Mathematical Union. Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa
    Includes issues of their newsletter, articles on "The Ancients", pages on mathematics in Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria Zambia, Zimbabwe, profiles of African mathematicians. The newsletter has bibliographies and web sites. Maintained by Scott W. Williams, Professor, Mathematics Dept., State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. [KF]
    The Ants of West Africa
    Includes brief histories of research on ants with citations to work from the 18th-19th centuries and chapters on Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. Discusses the ant's role in cocoa plant disease. Has bibliographies. By Brian Taylor, Visiting Academic, Department of Life Science, University of Nottingham (UK). In association with Dr. Francis S. Gilbert. [KF]

    13. New Hot-house For African Science -
    Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a stateof-the art educational centre that seeksto create a new generation of african mathematicians and scientists, has
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    New hot-house for African science 10 October 2003 The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a state-of-the art educational centre that seeks to create a new generation of African mathematicians and scientists, opened its doors in Muizenberg, Cape Town this month. AIMS is a collaborative project of the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape. Courses will be taught in association with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Paris-Sud in France. The Institute will initially focus on a one-year residential postgraduate course covering areas of modern science, to be taught by outstanding African and international lecturers, with the ultimate goal of strengthening scientific and technological capacity across Africa. The course will develop strong foundations in mathematical research skills, while providing an overview of many of the most exciting cutting-edge fields in science, including bio-informatics, molecular biology, ecological mathematics, financial mathematics, cosmology, and wireless communication technology.

    14. African Studies - African Diaspora Biography
    Diaspora (Dr. Scott W. Williams, Department of Mathematics, State University of NewYork, Buffalo) includes african mathematicians on the African continent.
    African Studies
    Internet Resources
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    African Diaspora Biography on the Internet
    • African American Inventor Series (Ron Landrum, Education Central, Central Michigan University,
      Mt. Pleasant, Michigan)
        This site consists of several long lists of African-American inventors and their inventions; plus a few related links.

    • African American Women: a biographical dictionary (Dorothy C. Salem, Garland Publishing; via Columbia University)
    • African American Women Writers in the 19th Century (The Digital Schomburg, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library)
    • African Americans in History (Institute of African American Studies, University of Georgia)
        Brief biographical profiles and photographs; includes two sound files: excerpt from speech by Malcolm X and another by Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
        "From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. This web site provides an opportunity to read a

    15. African Studies - Science And Technology
    of New York, Buffalo) This directory includes african mathematiciansfrom the African continent. Medical Research Council of South
    African Studies
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    • African Frogs (Robert C. Drewes, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California)
        This illustrated site summarizes research carried out by the author since East Africa : Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

    • African Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems Page (Dr. Gloria Emeagwali, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University)
        An outline of links to other sites (including selected books available from Amazon.Com) and brief historical summaries on African history, science, and technology.

    • African Technology Forum Excerpts from Sample Issues (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
        Note : This site includes electronic versions of "feature articles" only from selected back issues of ATF's journal, "Forum". The printed version of this journal has been suspended. "African Technology Forum is the premier source of information on science and technology in Africa. We provide practical information to corporations, individuals and institutions in the US, Africa and the rest of the world."

    • (AllAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC)

    16. News From ICTP 91 - Features - Mathematics
    Efforts to ally african mathematicians with mathematicians of African heritageliving and working outside of Africa could help ease the continent s long
    Efforts to ally African mathematicians with mathematicians of African heritage living and working outside of Africa could help ease the continent's long-standing 'math crisis.' Math Across the Oceans T his past October, 30 African-born mathematicians, including 17 who live and work in Africa and 13 who have moved to developed countries (11 to the United States and 2 to France), participated in a two-day forum organised by the ICTP Office of External Activities (OEA). During the first day of the forum, they examined the state of mathematics in Africa. During the second day, they explored possible areas of North-South collaboration. This is not the first time that ICTP has brought together African-born scientists, who share a common heritage but now live and work oceans apart, to discuss issues of common concern. In fact, the roots of this latest meeting date back to the spring of 1989 when the Centre organised an international conference that spurred the creation of the Edward Bouchet-ICTP Institute. The institute, named after Edward Bouchet, a late 19th century Yale University graduate who became the first black physicist in the United States, is designed to promote collaboration among black physicists working in Africa and the United States. Over the past decade, the institute has sponsored a series of scientific conferencesmost recently, the 3rd Edward Bouchet-Abdus Salam ICTP International Conference held in Botswana in July 1998. News from ICTP #86, Autumn 1998). The director's observations led him to call for a roundtable discussion among expatriate and in-country African mathematicians. That, in turn, led to the October forum.

    17. November_99
    african mathematicians MEET In early October, the ICTP held a twoday roundtablediscussion focusing on the state of mathematics research and education in
    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    Monthly update of activities and events
    November 1999
    Just happened...
    The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has nominated Koichiro Matsuura to be its next Director-General. Matsuura is currently Japan's Ambassador to France, Djibouti and Andorra, and Chairperson of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. He previously served as Japan's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau, where he directed Japan's overseas development assistance efforts. The 186-nation General Conference of UNESCO is expected to confirm his appointment on 12 November. Matsuura will succeed Federico Mayor, who headed UNESCO since 1987. UNESCO is the lead administrative organization for the ICTP. NOBEL LINKS
    In early October, the ICTP held a two-day roundtable discussion focusing on the state of mathematics research and education in Africa. The meeting attracted 32 leading African-born mathematicians working in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the United States. Key points of discussion included the poor state of African mathematics research and education, the continuing problem of the brain drain, and how expatriate African mathematicians living in Europe and the United States could help their colleagues in Africa. Participants formed several committees to explore future initiatives and potential funding opportunities. For additional information, please contact the ICTP Office of External Activities at

    18. Zimbabwe At The 1996 Stellenbosch Camp
    There is no doubt that in Stellenbosch we met the cream of young Southafrican mathematicians. One reads about clever children but
    Zim kids visit South Africa for Olympiad Training Camp
    by Erica Keogh
    In August 1996 Prof. John Webb, the ``grandfather" of Mathematics Competitions in South Africa, issued an invitation to Zimbabwe schools to provide up to 5 participants to join his annual ``camp" for talented young mathematicians in Stellenbosch, December 1996. The invitation was issued through myself and Richard Knottenbelt of Victoria High; we passed it on to those schools we identified as, firstly, having teachers keen enough to be interested and, secondly, having parents able to pay transportation to South Africa for a son or daughter. The day of the camp approached and still no firm commitment had been given; although some teachers and pupils had shown interest, the overwhelming factor of finance had bogged down the whole idea of participation. However luck prevailed and the Dominican Sisters provided money for 2 boys from Masvingo, Alexander Zawaira of Gokomere and Nation Mugochi of Victoria High. Then Phil Elder, teacher at St John's College Harare, decided that he, his daughter and a friend, would also be able to venture forth. The next problem was that of passports and visas; right up until the day before departure, we were running from Embassy to telephone and back .... but we succeeded and all climbed aboard a bus bound for Stellenbosch on December 12th. Each year approximately 30 South African pupils who have been identified as ``gifted", through their performance in various mathematics competitions and activities during the year, are invited to attend the Stellenbosch Camp. Ages of participants usually range from 11 to 17. For some of the children it is their second or even third such camp, whilst for others it is their first experience. The aim of the programme, apart from providing mathematical stimulation and enjoyment for all participants, is to select about 6 possible members of the South African Team to the International Mathematics Olympiad in the following year. Thus we were expecting some high powered performances and were not disappointed.

    19. African History Of Mathematics
    6.3 Other publications on the History of Mathematics by african mathematicians. 279).6.6 Mathematical books published in Africa
    Chairman: Paulus Gerdes (Mozambique)
    Secretary: Ahmed Djebbar (Algeria)
    Objectives of AMUCHMA
    ] [M eetings, exhibitions, events Current research interests
    Notes and queries
    Theses ... Suggestions
    OBJECTIVES The African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA), formed in 1986, has the following objectives: a. to improve communication among those interested in the history of mathematics in Africa;
    b. to promote active cooperation between historians, mathematicians, archaeologists, ethnographers, sociologists, etc., doing research in, or related to, the history of mathematics in Africa; c. to promote research in the history of mathematics in Africa, and the publication of its results, in order to contribute to the demystification of the still-dominant Eurocentric bias in the historiography of mathematics; d. to cooperate with any and all organizations pursuing similar objectives. The main activities of AMUCHMA are as follows: a. publication of a newsletter;

    20. UK Aid For African Maths Institute: Cambridge Will Collaborate In Cape Town Math
    King, who was born and grew up in South Africa, hopes the new institutewill help to reverse the brain drain of african mathematicians.
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    UK aid for African maths institute
    Cambridge will collaborate in Cape Town mathematics initiative.
    03 September 2002 MICHAEL CHERRY Pretoria, where the 'Science at the Summit' meeting is running The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences will open in Cape Town in October 2003, offering master's degrees in mathematics to students from all over the continent. The institute is a joint venture between the universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape and England's University of Cambridge, whose lecturers will spend month-long periods teaching components of the course. A similar model was developed at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste. UK chief scientific adviser David King pledged the support of his office for the initiative at 'Science at the Summit', an event occurring parallel to the World Summit on Sustainable Development currently taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Asked why mathematics had been singled out for support, given Africa's manifold scientific needs, King replied that the choice was largely "serendipitous". African National Congress member Ben Turok and his son Neil, professor of cosmology at the University of Cambridge, had donated a hotel in the coastal resort of Muizenberg to three South African universities, he explained.

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