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Alexei. Volkov
Associate Professor

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E-mail:alexei.volkov@gmail.com


EDUCATION
M.A, Mechanics and Mathematic (Undergraduate and Graduate Coursework), Moscow State University
Ph.D, The Institute of History of Science and Technology, Academy of Sciences, Moscow(USSR)
   
EXPERIENCE
2004.8-2006.1 Assistant Professor(tenure-track), University of Quebec at Montreal (CANADA).
2004.5-2004.8 Visiting Professor, Instutut National de Recherche Pedagogique(France).
2003.2-2003.8 Expert / local Project coordinator(in Vietnam), European Commission.
2000.9-2004.5 Course Lecturer, McGill Universtity (CANADA).
2000.7-2001.6 Research Assistant Professor, Concordia University(CANADA).
1996.6-1999.6 Post-Doctoral fellow, The University of Hong Kong.
1992.6-1994.6 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Postdoctoral fellow, Centre NAtional de la Recherche Scientifique(France).
1990.11-1991.12 Diderot Postdoctoral fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique(France).
1990.2-1990.11 Research fellow, Institute of the History of Science and Technology(Moscow, USSR)

1996.1-1990.2 Research fellow, Programming Systems Institute(Pereslav1, USSR)

1980.8-1982.12 Research fellow, Institute for Research in Experimental Physics(USSR)
   
AREAS of SPECIALIZATION
The History and Philosophy of Chinese Mathematics
The History and Philosophy of Mathematics
History of Pre-Modern Science
History of East-Asia Science
Mathematics(Mathematical logic)
Mathematics Education
Quantitative Sciences in Traditional China: from mathematiocs to alchemy
   
PUBLICATIONS
(A)Journal Papers
2004
Freiman, V., & Volkov, A. Early mathematical giftedness and its social context: the cases of imperial China and Soviet Russia. Journal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education, Series D: Research in Mathematical Education, vol. 8, no. 3, 159–175.
 
(B)Conference Papers
2007
“La cartographie au Viet-nam durant la periode precoloniale et au debut de la periode coloniale” [Pre-colonial and early colonial cartography in Vietnam], 22nd International Congress on the History of Cartography (Bern, Switserland, July 8-13) (co-authored with Doan Thi Thu Huong).
“Western geometrical objects in China the diagrams of the Chinese translation of the Elements”, International Symposium for the Memory of Quarter-Centenary of the Chinese Translation of Elements by Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi, Academia Sinica, Taipei, November 10-11.
"Eastern roots and Western branches? Mathematics education in pre-colonial and early colonial Vietnam." International workshop "Meeting and Mutual Impact of Civilisations: East and West -2007", Tsing-Hua University, November 13-14.
   
2006
Volkov, A., Freiman, V. “Infinitesimal procedures in modern and medieval mathematics textbooks.” In Alatorre, S., Cortina, J.L., Saiz, M., & Mendez, A. (Eds.). (2006). Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Merida, Mexico: Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, vol. 2, pp. 519-520.
   
2005
Volkov, A. Mathematics and Science Education in the Context of Globalization. Globalization, episode I: French colonial mathematics education in traditional Vietnam. Comparative and International Education Society (West) Annual Conference, University of British Columbia.
Volkov, A. Mathematics and mathematics education in Traditional and Colonial Vietnam. The 6th International Symposium on the History of Mathematics and Mathematical Education Using Chinese Characters, Tokyo University.
Volkov, A. Ten Classics and Mathematics Education in Traditional China. Symposium “Ten Classics of Ancient Chinese Mathematics,” 22th International Congress of the History of Science, Beijing.
Volkov, A. Transmission of scientific knowledge: conventional picture and overtones. The case of Chinese and Western mathematics education in traditional Vietnam. International conference “The Transmission, Education and Changes of Traditional Science and Technology(Natural Knowledge)in East Asia”, Center for the Study of East Asian Civilizations, Taiwan National University.
   
2004
Freiman, V., Volkov, A. Fractions and … Fractions Again?! A Comparative Analysis of the Presentation of Common Fractions in the Textbooks Belonging to Different Didactical Traditions. Presented at ICME-10, Discussion Group 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-11 July 2004. Retrieved January 6, 2006, from http://www.icme-organisers.dk/dg14/DG14-Viktor.pdf.
Volkov, A. History of ideas or history of textbooks: Mathematics and mathematics education in traditional China and Vietnam. In Wann-Sheng Horng et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Asia-Pacific HPM 2004 Conference: History, culture, and mathematics education in the new technology era, May 24-28, 2004 (pp. 57-80), Taichung: Department of Mathematics Education, National Taichung Teachers College.
Volkov, A. Mathematics and mathematics education in Confucian context: the cases of China and Vietnam. International Conference on Confucianism in Vietnam, Hanoi.
Volkov, A. History of Traditional Vietnamese Mathematics: the State of the Field. Canadian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal.
   
2003
Volkov, A. Traditional Vietnamese mathematics: The case of Luong The Vinh (1441-1496?) and his treatise Toan phap dai thanh (Great Compendium of Mathematical Methods). International Conference "Traditions of Knowledge in South-East Asia", Yangon
Volkov, A., and Nguyen T.D. A case study in the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine: Nguyen Truc 阮直 (1417-1473) and his treatise on pediatrics Bao Anh Luong Phap 保嬰良法 (Auspicous Presecriptions for Protection of Children). International Conference "Traditions of Knowledge in South-East Asia", Yangon.
   
2002
Volkov, A. “Public Understanding of Science”in Historical Perspective: The Case of Mathematical Sciences in Traditional China. In Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on the History of Science and of Sino-Australian Symposium The Public Understanding of Science, Technology and Medicine (Taibei-Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 2002), Taibei: Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and Hsinchu: Tsinghua University, pp. 191-213.
Volkov, A. Calculating pi in China: Decimal Approximations and the Notion of Number in Traditional Chinese Mathematics, invited lecture at the International Symposium on History of Chinese Mathematics, Beijing.
Volkov, A. Luong The Vinh (1441-?) and His Mathematical Work. The 10th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, Shanghai
Volkov, A. Problems and Their Solutions: The Ways of Organizing Mathematical Knowledge in Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese Mathematics. International Colloquium on the History of Mathematics, a Satellite Conference of the ICM-2002, Xi’an.
Volkov, A. Traditional Vietnamese Mathematics: An Introduction. A plenary lecture at the 5th International Symposium on the History of Mathematics and Mathematical Education Using Chinese Characters, Tianjin.
Volkov, A. Demonstration in Chinese Mathematics: Argumentation for State Examinations. International Colloquium "Histoire et historiographie de la demonstration mathematique dans les traditions anciennes (History and Historiography of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions). Paris.
   
(C)Book Chapters
2007
“Geometrical Diagrams in Liu Hui’s Commentary on the Jiuzhang suanshu”. In F. Bray, V. Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, G.. Metailie, (ed.), Graphics and Text in the Production of Technical Knowledge in China, Leiden: Brill, Sinica Leidensia 79, ISBN 978-900-416-063-7.
Raisonnement par analogie dans les mathematiques chinoises” [Analogical reasoning in Chinese mathematics]. In M.-J. Durand-Richard (ed), Le statut de l'analogie dans la demarche scientifique, Perspective historique. Paris: l’Harmattan, forthcoming, due November 2007.
“Vietnamese mathematics”. In H. Selin (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the History of Non-Western Science: Natural Science, Technology and Medicine, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-140-204-559-2, forthcoming, due December 2007.
   
2006
“State mathematics education in traditional China and Vietnam: formation of ‘mathematical hagiography’ of Luong The Vinh (1441-1496?)” in Trinh Khac Manh and Phan Van Cac (eds.), Nho Giao o Viet Nam/ Confucianism in Vietnam. Hanoi: Social Sciences Publishing House, pp. 272-309.
   
2005
Volkov, A. Traditional Vietnamese Mathematics: The case of L??ng Th? Vinh (1441-1496?) and his treatise Toan phap dai thanh (Great Compendium of Mathematical Methods). In U Kyi Win (Ed.), Traditions of Knowledge in Southeast Asia (part 3, pp. 156-177), Yangon: Myanmar Historical Commission.
Volkov, A. Zhao Youqin (1271-1335?) on the Center of the Earth. In Juan Jose Saldana (Ed.), Science and Cultural Diversity, Proceedings of the XXIst International Congress of History of Science, CD-ROM edition, Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Ciencia y de la Tecnologia-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City.
   
2004
Volkov, A. Astronomical Data in a Daoist Treatise: Chen Zhixu’s commentary on the Scripture of Salvation (Duren jing)”. In J. Lagerwey (Ed.), Religion and Chinese Society (vol. 2, pp. 519-552), Hong Kong: the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.
   
2002
Volkov, A. On the origins of the Toan phap dai thanh (Great Compendium of Mathematical Methods). In Y. Dold-Samplonius, J.W. Dauben, M. Folkerts, B. van Dallen (Eds.), From China to Paris: 2000 years transmission of mathematical ideas (pp. 369-410). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
 
(D)Other Publications
2007
“On books baked in oven and counting with chopsticks.” Calliope, no. 2 (2007), pp. 14-18.
“History of mathematics and science in Vietnam: A preliminary study”, invited lecture at New York Academy of Sciences, February 28, 2007.
   
2005
Volkov, A. Zhao Youqin. Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9394639.
Volkov, A. Li Chunfeng. Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9394626
Volkov, A. Zu Chongzhi. Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9384156
Volkov, A. Zu Gengzhi. Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9394642
Volkov, A. Xu Yue. Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9394637
Volkov, A. Qin Jiushao. (2006). Encyclopadia Britannica. Retrieved January 9, 2006, from Encyclopadia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb /article?tocId=9394634
Volkov, A. (2005, November). Memorisation ou raisonnement ? ([Mathematics didactics in traditional China and Vietnam:] memorisation or reasoning?) Les genies de la science, a special issue of the Pour la Science, pp. 24-27
   
2003
Volkov, A. Human knowledge and the Age of Computers, invited lecture at the International Conference devoted to the completion of the Franco-Vietnamese project “Euro-Asian Knowledge Village”, Hanoi.
   
COURSES
Introduction to the History of Pre-Modern Science
Introduction to The History and Philosophy of Western Mathematics
   

 

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