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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.
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.
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