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 2018-2019 Seminar Reading mathematical texts 2018-2019 Groupe de lecture de textes mathématiques cunéiformes 2018-2019
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

Coming soon
65ème Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

Paris — 8-12 July 2019

Check the workshop organized by Christine Proust: Mathématiques dans différents cadres institutionnels : palais, temples, écoles, maisonnées

January 2019
A new SAW publication
Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk

Springer Coll. Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter

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