The ESU is more a collection of intensive courses than a conference for researchers. It is a place where teachers and researchers meet and work together. It is also a place where beginners, more experienced researchers and teachers present their teaching experience to the benefit of the participants and get a constructive feedback from them—and it refers to all levels of education, from primary school to tertiary education, including in-service teachers’ training. The programme and activities of ESU-9 are structured around the following main themes:

Theme 1:Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history and epistemology of mathematics in mathematics education;

Theme 2:History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Curricula, courses, textbooks, and didactical material of all kinds – their design, implementation and evaluation;

Theme 3:Original historical sources in teaching and learning of and about mathematics;

Theme 4:Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and socio-cultural aspects in relation to interdisciplinary teaching and learning;

Theme 5:Topics in the history of mathematics education;

Theme 6:History of mathematics in Italy.

Scientific program will be structured along these themes, consisting of a few plenary lectures a panel, as well as, parallel sessions of oral presentationsshort communications and posters,for participants, who want to speak about their own experience, or research. A major part of the programme, however, consists of workshops.