The German IMUK Subcommission

  • Gert SchubringEmail author
Part of the International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching book series (ISHMT)


The German subcommittee of IMUK was surely one of the most active of the various national committees, in particular due to the enormous organisational capacities of Felix Klein who successfully forged teams that worked collectively to produce reports of remarkable quality. The great number of reports was due, on the one hand, to the territorial structure of the German confederation with autonomy in education for all of its members, characterised by differing cultural traditions, and, on the other hand, to Klein’s conception to achieve not only reports on the state of mathematics instruction but to initiate volumes reflecting – for the first time – on basic issues of mathematics education, a discipline still in its very early stages of development.


Felix Klein Walther Lietzmann Paul Stäckel Wilhelm Lorey Brussels meeting Cambridge Congress Dissolution of IMUK Thematic reports 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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