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Why donate?

Cel­eb­ra­tio Math­em­at­ica is an open-ac­cess web pub­lic­a­tion sup­por­ted by pub­lic gen­er­os­ity and serving the pub­lic in­terest of the math­em­at­ic­al com­munity. We de­pend on sup­port from that com­munity to ful­fill our con­tri­bu­tion to MSP’s mis­sion of pro­mot­ing schol­arly activ­ity in the frame­work of sus­tain­able pub­lish­ing.

Dona­tions help fin­ance the soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and main­ten­ance of the site, the growth of the pub­lic­a­tion, and they al­low MSP to provide free and open ac­cess to its con­tent. Your sup­port en­ables us to com­mis­sion new per­spect­ives and in­ter­views as Cel­eb­ra­tio “ex­clus­ives” and to gath­er im­port­ant, pre­vi­ously pub­lished stud­ies of a giv­en math­em­atician’s work in­to a single pub­licly ac­cess­ible volume. Donor sup­port also makes it pos­sible for us to pre­serve such rar­it­ies as sig­ni­fic­ant or un­usu­al 20th-cen­tury pre­prints that do not yet ex­ist in di­git­ized form and col­lec­tions of holo­graph cor­res­pond­ence, which re­quire cata­loging, a bib­li­o­graph­ic in­ter­face, and trans­la­tion and/or con­tex­tu­al notes.

Who can donate?

We en­cour­age any­one who cares about the pre­ser­va­tion of the his­tory of math­em­at­ics to donate. Math­em­at­ic­al Sci­ences Pub­lish­ers is a 501(3)c non-profit pub­lish­er and your con­tri­bu­tions are tax de­duct­ible. Checks can be sent to:

Math­em­at­ic­al Sci­ences Pub­lish­ers
798 Evans Hall #3840
c/o De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia
Berke­ley, CA 94720-3840

Please be sure to in­dic­ate “Cel­eb­ra­tio Math­em­at­ica” in the note field. If you have ques­tions for us, we en­cour­age you to con­tact us at cel­eb­ra­tio@msp.org.

Do you accept payment by credit card?

We re­gret that we can­not ac­cept cred­it card pay­ments.

Do you accept payment via a donor-advised fund?

Yes, Math­em­at­ic­al Sci­ences Pub­lish­ers is a 501(3)c non-profit and qual­i­fies for gifts made dir­ectly through donor-ad­vised funds, oth­er­wise known as “char­it­able giv­ing ac­counts”. Checks are is­sued from the char­it­able fund it­self and go straight to your chosen non-profit be­ne­fi­ciary. Gifts re­ceived by MSP in this way are re­served for Cel­eb­ra­tio.

Do you have special projects that need support?

Yes, we are act­ively seek­ing con­tri­bu­tions for our Cel­eb­ra­tio series on wo­men math­em­aticians. With sup­port from the Math­em­at­ic­al Sci­ences Re­search In­sti­tute in Berke­ley, the first three volumes of this series were pub­lished in March 2019, and fo­cused on the ca­reers of Joan Birman, Dusa Mc­Duff and Abel Prize-win­ner Kar­en Uh­len­beck. The volumes present sig­ni­fic­ant new ma­ter­i­al in­clud­ing in­ter­views by Allyn Jack­son and com­ment­ary by such con­trib­ut­ors as Cliff Taubes, Dan Mar­galit, Re­becca Winarski, Bill Menasco, Le­onid Pol­ter­ovich, and Fe­lix Schlenk.

Do you undertake projects that show the contributions to mathematics made by specific university departments? If so, can I contribute?

Yes, we do un­der­take such pro­jects, and they may in­volve sup­port from the de­part­ments in ques­tion or may come about by private dona­tion, but they will al­ways re­quire some de­gree of ad­min­is­trat­ive co­oper­a­tion. We ad­dress in­sti­tu­tion­al iden­tity primar­ily with­in the con­text of volumes about in­di­vidu­al math­em­aticians, though we em­phas­ize shared af­fil­i­ation by group­ing volumes thus re­lated in de­part­ment­al “shelves”. We may also seek to in­clude art­icles that tran­scend that struc­ture (such as Kar­en Hun­ger Par­shall’s im­port­ant study of the in­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion of US math­em­at­ics in the mid-20th cen­tury, in­cluded in our volume on Mar­shall Har­vey Stone).

In 2017, we com­pleted a ten-volume shelf on math­em­aticians of the Uni­versity of Chica­go, and we are cur­rently at work on a five-volume pro­ject de­voted to mem­bers of the De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics at the Uni­versity of Illinois.

If you would like to con­trib­ute to an ex­ist­ing shelf or be­gin a shelf of volumes about mem­bers of a par­tic­u­lar de­part­ment, we sug­gest you con­tact us at cel­eb­ra­tio@msp.org.