Selected Lectures 1995; 120 minutes; VHS ISBN10: 0821804081 ISBN13: 9780821804087 List Price: US$54.95 Individual Members: US$43.96 Institutional Members: US$41.21 Order Code: VIDEO/95
 This videotape contains edited versions of presentations made at the Special Session "Meetings of Mathematicians" held during the 100th meeting of the AMS in Cincinnati in January 1994. Rich with history and sparkling with humor, the tape features reminiscences by distinguished elders of the mathematical community. Some of the highlights include a vivid history of the landmark World Congress of Mathematics of 1896; fascinating portraits of Hilbert, LeviCivita, and Wiener; a sobering look at incidents of racism and sexism associated with AMS meetings; and some spirited suggestions for events for future meetings. Accessible to a general audience and requiring no mathematical background, this lively and touching program will appeal to anyone with a fondness for the history of mathematics. Table of Contents  P. T. Bateman  Organizing an Annual Meeting
 W. L. Duren, Jr.  The most urgent problem for the mathematics profession
 W. Kaplan  Travel and study in Europe in the midthirties
 I. Kra  Creating an American mathematical tradition: The extended AhlforsBers family
 L. Lorch  Meetings and their context
 S. M. Lane  How meetings have supported and can support mathematics
 R. J. Newman  A century of progress in mathematics
 K. H. Parshall  Come to the fair: The Chicago Mathematical Congress of 1893
 E. Pitcher  1894 and beyond. Early Meetings
 G. B. Price  Contributions of the 1893 Columbian exposition to mathematics
 P. K. Rees  Mathematicians I have known
 K. A. Ross  The evolution of joint meetings
 A. T. Schafer  Women mathematicians in the AMS
 D. J. Struik  Some mathematicians I have met
 B. Stubblefield  Motivating interest in, attendance at, and participation in, various mathematics meetings
