Report from The Convergence Editors

We want to share some of our recent and planned enhancements to Convergence, the MAA's online history of mathematics magazine (, and ask for your assistance.

First, in the "On This Day" section of Convergence, the events now have links to additional information. Next, the answers to the "problems from another time" are now available. In addition, a collection of over 200 portraits of mathematicians has been added to the site.

Plans for new additions to Convergence are underway. We are working with Columbia University to digitize part of the David Eugene Smith collection. We also hope to make available additional history of mathematics sites that you will find useful.

As always, Convergence is looking for good articles in the history of mathematics. Be sure to take advantage of the online nature of the magazine, and send your articles to Victor Katz at

To help us promote Convergence, please share this note with your colleagues, mention the site to your students, and include it as a link on your home page. Naturally, Convergence should also be on the web page for any history of mathematics course offered in your department.

If you have questions or want to give us advice, we would love to hear from you.

The Convergence Editors: Victor Katz ( Frank Swetz (

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Last updated 26 August, 2007