Editors: Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College
  Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Welcome to the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library and based at the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences. Please feel free to browse our website and add your email to our database if you would like to receive a Table of Contents announcement for each issue in your email.

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. All articles are licensed with a Creative Commons license.

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JHM is an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library. Our emphasis is on the aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, pedagogical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects of mathematics as a human endeavor. More broadly, we aim to provide a forum for both academic and informal discussions about matters mathematical.

Current Issue:
Volume 11 Issue 2 (July 2021)

Front Matter



Seeing Mathematics in the World
Mark Huber and Gizem Karaali



Markov Chains for Computer Music Generation
Ilana Shapiro and Mark Huber

Math in the Time of COVID


Making Art in Math Class During the Pandemic
Larson Fairbairn, Kameelah Jackson, and Ksenija Simic-Muller


Work-Life Imbalance in the Time of COVID-19
Rachel Epstein, Caroline Haddad, Emek Kose, and Melissa Sutherland


Math Girl Solves the Pattern
Zoe H. Austin and Jennifer K.M. Austin

The World of Mathematics


Fantasy at the Service of Mathematics
Clara Ziskin, Esther Williams, and Alla Shmukler


Memories and Remembrances



The Genius Box
James Propp

Poetry Folders



Train Algebra
Mary Soon Lee


Asymptotic Dream
Oscar Gonzalez


A Life Cut Short
Cacey L. Wells





An Interview with the (Other) Corona Graph
Bonnie Jacob and Jobby Jacob