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.

Seminar HSHT 2019-2020
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Seminar Reading mathematical texts 2019-2020 Groupe de lecture de textes mathématiques cunéiformes 2019-2020
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. Read more

Paris — 12 may 2020
 HPM seminar

Mathematics and Mathematicians from USSR in international contexts


March 2020

New SAW publication

The Making of a Scribe

Springer Series
Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter


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