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.  This project was 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. Achievements of the project are described here.

A brief summary of the achievements of the SAW project is now available here or in a pdf version.
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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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

A new SAW publication
Karine Chemla,
The Diversity of Mathematical Cultures: One Past and Some Possible Futures
in Newsletter EMS June 2017
The SAW project was completed at the end of October 2016, but our collective scholarly work is still striving!

SAW est mort, Vive SAW !
Resources – Abstracts

Resources – Papers

De 7 à 107 ans, le charme des mathématiques

From age 7 to 107, our bilingual page le charme des mathématiques anciennes
Seminars 2011-2016. Workshops 2011-2016 Conferences 2011-2016