#### АУТОР(И): Snežana Lawrence, Alison Megeney, Nick Sharples Brendan Masterson, Matthew Jones

#### Е-АДРЕСА: s.lawrence@mdx.ac.uk

#### DOI: 10.46793/Uzdanica19.S.017L

#### САЖЕТАК:

In this short philosophical and discursive paper, the main objective is to reassess a new emergent role of the history of mathematics in order to bring about greater diversity and engagement in the mathematical sciences. The discussion is based around the project undertaken at a North London university and their partner pre-university college, which piloted the larger national project in the UK in the local context. The success of the project, it is further suggested, would greatly benefit from a framework in which the history of mathematics as a humanistic discipline is closely related to viewing mathematics as a virtuous practice. We also include a short summary about the lives and careers of two Serbian mathematicians, Judita Cofman, and Milica Ilić-Dajović, to showcase how learning about the ways in which marginalisation takes place can help students position themselves and contextualise their priorities as they enter the professional mathematics landscape.

#### КЉУЧНЕ РЕЧИ:

Levelling up, humanistic mathematics, decolonising mathematics, mathema- tizing, virtuous practice.

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