University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
B01.1 History of Mathematics
COD Dissertations on the History of Mathematics
I am also an Associate Lecturer in pure mathematics with The Open University.
My research considers questions around: differential calculus in 19th-century Western Europe; circulation of knowledge, especially translations of mathematics; and the effects of gender on access to knowledge and knowledge production.
My doctoral thesis explores how Mary Somerville (1780-1872) accessed mathematical knowledge and communities, and what it meant for her to be described as a mathematician: Read here.
Awarded 2021 Montucla Prize by the International Commission on the History of Mathematics, for (Stenhouse, 2020).
- Stenhouse, B. (2021), Mister Mary Somerville: Husband and Secretary, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol 43 (1), Pg 7-18. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00283-020-09998-6.
- Stenhouse, B. (2020), Mary Somerville’s early contributions to the circulation of differential calculus, Historia Mathematica, Vol 51, Pg 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2019.12.001.