Conference Cultures of computation and quantification in the ancient world – 2013

The SAW project conference Cultures of computation and quantification in the
ancient world will take place 25-29 March 2013 in Paris, from 9.30am to 17.30pm. The venue is Bâtiment Condorcet, maps and directions can be found here.

The conference aims at devising a first synthesis regarding the cultures of computation that will have been identified. In addition to capturing and discussing features of these cultures of computation, each contribution will devote some space to outlining the way in which computations were treated in past historiographies of mathematics. The aim is to improve our understanding of what a “culture of computation” can be and which features are most relevant to perceive and characterize it.

Programme and abstracts

List of speakers:
1. Chemla, Karine – SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
2. Cuomo, Serafina – Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.
3. Heimpel, Wolfgang – University of California, Berkeley
4. Jones, Alexander – Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
5. Keller, Agathe – SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
6. Kusuba, Takanori – Osaka University of Economics, for the time of the workshop member of SAW project
7. Ma Biao – Yamaguchi University, for the time of the workshop member of SAW project
8. Mélès, Baptiste – Archives Henri Poincaré, Université de Lorraine
9. Michel, Cécile – ArScAn-HAROC (CNRS, Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne
& Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), SAW project
10. Middeke-Conlin, Robert – PhD candidate, SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
11. Ouyang Xiaoli – Fudan University, for the time of the workshop member of SAW project
12. Petrocchi, Alessandra – PhD candidate, SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
13. Proust, Christine – SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
14. Sarma, Sreeramula Rajeswara, Emeritus Aligarh – Muslim University, for the time of the workshop member of SAW project
15. Rost, Stéphanie – PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
16. Sallaberger, Walther – Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
17. Singh, Catherine – PhD candidate, SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
18. Zhu Yiwen – SPHERE (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot), SAW project
19. Zou Dahai (& Chen Wei) – Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

See also the workshop programme.

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