The SAW project is dedicated to contexualizing mathematical sources that have come down to us from the ancient world, and specifically though not exclusively, to those produced in Mesopotamia, China, and the Indian sub-continent, read more.  This project is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement No. 269804. Detailed project in English, en français.

A Springer new book series “Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter” has been created for the forthcoming SAW books.
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Statement / déclaration

Guerres, crimes de guerre et destructions du patrimoine en Syrie et en Irak :des chercheurs s’engagent à adopter un code éthique. Preliminary ethics charter for people working in the Middle East. Et Recherche et éthique en temps de guerre par Cécile Michel.
HIROSE Sho who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Critical edition of the Goladīpikā (Illumination of the Sphere) by Parameśvara, with translation and commentaries”, last March 17th at Université Paris Diderot, will start on April 1st a post-doctorate at ETH Zürich in the History and Philosophy of Mathematical Sciences Laboratory (Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences).
4-7 December, 2017

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Conference “Practices of Reasoning in the Mathematical Sciences”

A special event post-SAW in the context of the seminar History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Venue: Université Paris Diderot

The SAW project was completed at the end of October 2016, but our collective scholarly work is still striving!

SAW est mort, Vive SAW !


De 7 à 107 ans, le charme des mathématiques

From age 7 to 107, our bilingual page le charme des mathématiques anciennes
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