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A Mathematical History Tour: Reflections on a Study Abroad Program - Acknowledgements

Author(s): 
R. Abraham Edwards (Michigan State University) and Marie Savoie (Michigan State University, B.S. 2020)

Many people from across the globe helped make this program possible. We are especially thankful to Sara Papini who guided us through the Uffizi Gallery with style and grace; to Christopher Walker of the British Museum; to Rupert Baker and Louisiane Ferier of the Royal Society; to Ellie Woods of Trinity College; and to Nicolas Bell of the Wren Library. Thanks to Tony Rodgers for an informative (and highly entertaining) walk through Cambridge

Stateside, we are indebted to Janet Barnett and George Heine who shared their detailed notes about mathematical sites in Paris; to Donna Pierce of Whitworth University and Maria Zack of Point Loma Nazarene University, whose study abroad programs in the history of mathematics inspired me to create my own; and to Rich Bellon of Michigan State University, whose History of Science in Europe course laid the groundwork for my own education abroad program. Finally, I am grateful to Heidi Meyer at Modesto Junior College, who shared wisdom garnered from her own mathematical history pilgrimages to Europe. I trust I can repay all this kindness by helping others who wish to carry on such work.

Finally, we wish to thank the reviewers and editors of Convergence who provided thoughtful, clear, and constructive feedback on our manuscript as well as for their encouragement.

If you have questions or would like to talk with me about designing study abroad opportunities in math history, please write to aedwards@msu.edu. I would be happy to share syllabi, assignments, rubrics, and general encouragement.

R. Abraham Edwards (Michigan State University) and Marie Savoie (Michigan State University, B.S. 2020), "A Mathematical History Tour: Reflections on a Study Abroad Program - Acknowledgements," Convergence (January 2020)

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