Preliminary reading



A. Berglund, I. Madsen: Rational homotopy theory of automorphisms of manifolds, available at
A. Berglund: Rational models for automorphisms of fibre bundles, available at



M. Weiss: Embedding theory from the viewpoint of immersions I, Geom. Topol. 3 (1999), 67 -101, available at
S. Galatius, O. Randal-Williams: Moduli spaces of Manifolds, a user's guide, available at



Maxim Kontsevich: Feynman diagrams and low-dimensional topology, (mainly Section 2) First European Congress of Mathematics Paris, Progr. Math. 120 (1994), 97-121, available at



P. Boavida, M. Weiss: Spaces of smooth embeddings and configuration categories, J.Topol. 11 (2018), no. 1, 65–143
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P. Lambrechts, I. Volić: Formality of the little N-disks operad, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 230 (2014), no. 1079 available at