History of Mathematics

I am currently working at the University of Wuppertal, in the Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences.

My research focuses on the history of mathematical practices in the modern period. I am particularly interested in underground geometry, a discipline that developed in the 16th and 17th centuries in the mining centres of the German-speaking world. (see short presentation here (in French).

More generally, I am interested in the history of mathematics from the 16th to the 19th century, the history of scientific institutions and policies, teaching and education, and the social and economic role of quantification.

You can see my communications and publications on these topics.

Depuis 2015, je fais partie du conseil d’administration de la Société française d’histoire des sciences, et j’en assume actuellement la présidence.

My thesis work [Morel 2013a] on the history of mathematics in Saxony (1765-1851) is freely available in French here (HAL). A modified version has been published in German and can be bought here.