From December 1981 until May 1992 this seminar was named The Seminar for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Mechanics. After the eighteen months break the seminar began again under its present name. The basic goals of the seminar are the analysis of the central ideas of mathematics and mechanics and the study of Serbian mathematics and mechanics in particular. The main topics of the seminar are, therefore, taken from the history of mathematics and mechanics in Serbia. This study will continue until a satisfactory book on the history of science in Serbia appears. The first chairman was dr Dragan Trifunović. From 1993 to 2002 the chairman was dr Rade Dacić. Since 2002 the chairman has been dr Milan Božić.