What can Renaissance art teach us about mathematics?, a talk by Snezana Lawrence (Anglia Ruskin University)
This talk will investigate the depiction of mathematics in some Renaissance paintings and how this may have had influence on the portrayal of mathematics and mathematicians in our own culture. It will in particular concentrate on how mathematics was communicated, and how mathematical research was part of a wider intellectual culture of the times.
About the Speaker
Dr Snezana Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Snezana has published on the history of mathematics and its relationship to education; as well as on the history of geometry, its application to architecture, and its perceptions in popular culture. She writes a column for Mathematics Today, the largest professional magazine for mathematicians in the UK. She has co-edited a book with Mark McCartney – Mathematicians and Their Gods (OUP). Snezana leads the nationwide teacher development programme for the Prince’s Teaching Institute (UK). She is a keen swimmer.
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Download the event poster: S. Lawrence 16Nov17 (pdf)
Image credit: Detail of Pythagoras with tablet of ratios from La Scuola di Atene by Raphael / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain