We definitely want to encourage everyone who has a particular interest in a topic or historical figure, and to assist with that we've set up a dedicated page with links to "Active Research Projects." This kind of thing lends itself particular to topics like Cyrano de Bergerac and William Shakespeare that have been suggested recently, but the list might also include other types of topics, depending on who is interested in what. Hopefully this will make it easier for those who take the lead in a project to find "helpers" who can contribute in their spare time. There's now a prominent button for this on our front page which takes you to the page.
Let's use this thread to discuss what additional topics should be listed. If you think of something that's a good candidate please add to the thread below and please include the link to the existing (or new) thread discussing the topic.
Thanks very much!