Indigenising University Mathematics Project

“Indigenising University Mathematics” is a priority of CARMA and the CARMA Education and Equity research group. This is a broad worldwide endeavour to which CARMA is just one contributor.

Contact: Judy-anne Osborn

Community of Practice

At the first “Indigenising University Mathematics" Symposium (20-21 Sept 2021 AEST), the participants expressed interest in forming a "Community of Practice". CARMA will support this in various ways, including hosting 4 annual online meetings/yarning sessions. The first will be in November, 2021, precise date to be determined. Judy-anne will be contacting participants to ask about suitable times/dates and posting the date once it is decided on this page.

Participants expressed an interest in ongoing conversations around ideas including: what we can each individually do in our practices and our teaching to promote justice, what Indigenous Mathematics is, the nature of Mathematics, potential for a Special Interest Group within the AustMS/other organisations, and the possibility of (an) Accord(s) between Mathematical Communities and Indigenous Communities.

The book project, meetings and organisations listed below all also provide opportunities for growing/extending an emerging Community of Practice.

Book Project

We hope to put together an edited book on the topic of “Indigenising University Mathematics”.The aim is to help us all, as a community, develop our thinking and our shared knowledge. Tentatively, the book is organised around the Conference themes, with possibly some extras. We are in discussions with a potential publisher. We hope to launch a call for contributions around December 2021.




Relevant Associations