Resources SAW papers

Here are listed papers which have been published in relation to the SAW project.


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Chemla, Karine
♦ 2019. Mathematical knowledge and practices from early Imperial China until the Tang Dynasty, in the Cambridge history of science, Vol 1 Ancient Science, edited by Alexander Jones and Liba Taub, pp. 553-573. Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press.
♦ 2018. Abstraction as a value in the historiography of mathematics in ancient Greece and China. A Historical approach to comparative history of mathematics, in Ancient Greece and China Compared, edited by Geoffrey Lloyd, and Jingyi Jenny Zhao, in collaboration with Dong Qiaosheng, pp. 290-325. Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press.
♦ 2017. The Diversity of Mathematical Cultures: One Past and Some Possible Futures. 2016 conference of the EMS, plenary talk. Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, 104: 14-24.
♦ 2016. La diversité des cultures mathématiques : un passé et quelques futurs possibles.  Conference plénière, conférence EMS 2016. Gazette des mathématiciens, 150: 16-30.
♦ 2016. Reading The History Manifesto as a historian of mathematics in ancient China. Isis 107 (2): 324-333. University of Chicago Press.
♦ 2016. Review of Hudecek, Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics. Mathematics, history and politics in the work of Wu Wen-Tsun, Routledge, 2014. Isis 107 (4): 894-896. University of Chicago Press.
♦  2014. Observing mathematical practices as a key to mining our sources and conducting conceptual history. Division in ancient China as a Case study. Preprint given for the conference “Rethinking Science after the Practice Turn”, Léna Soler & the group PratiSciens, June 19-20 2012. This draft was revised to be published in: Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch & Vincent Israël-Jost (eds.),  Science after the Practice Turn in Philosophy, History, and the Social Studies of Science, Routledge, 238-268.
♦ 2014. The Dangers and Promises of Comparative History of Science.  Sarton Chair of the History of Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium. Sartoniana 27: 13-44.
♦ 2013. Shedding some light on a possible origin of the concept of fraction in China. Division as a link between the newly discovered manuscripts and The Gnomon of the Zhou [Dynasty]. Sudhoffs Archiv 97 (2): 174-198.

Chemla, Karine & Ma Biao
♦ 2019. Some Questions about Dan (), the Capacity Measuring Unit, in the Qin and Han Dynasties, in  Journal of Chinese Historical Studies, 2018-4, pp 41-58. Beijing.
♦ 2015. How do the earliest known mathematical writings, highlight the state’s management of grains in early imperial China?  Archive for history of exact sciences (2014) 69 (1): 1-53.

Chen, Zhihui
♦ 2017. Scholars’ recreation of two traditions of mathematical commentaries in late eighteenth-century China, Historia Mathematica 44 (2):105–133.

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Keller, Agathe
♦ 2015. Commencements et origines en mathématiques; des rituels pour conjurer l’abîme ? Revue Esquisses, numéro Commencements,  février: 63-72. Editions du Félin.
♦ 2014. History of mathematical education in ancient, medieval and pre modern India. Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education  Part II, Chapt. IV: 70-83. Schubring and Karp.
♦ 2013. Hindu Nationalism and History of Science: some reflexions. Paper given at the Science Museum in Oslo, 23 October 2013.

M –
Michel, Cécile
♦ “A clay manuscript with cuneiform signs from very different periods” / Ein Tonmanuskript mit Keilschriftzeichen aus sehr verschiedenen Zeiten“, Manuscript of the month 10/2013, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), 2014
♦ “Lettres d’une Assyrienne à son mari et réponse de ce dernier (XIXe siècle av. J.-C.) : comptes entre époux“, Images des Maths, 2015

Middeke-Conlin, Robert  & Proust, Christine
♦ “Interest, price, and profit: an overview of mathematical economics in YBC 4698“, cdli, Cuneiform Digital Library Journal,  2014-003
♦  “Mesopotamia in the context of SAW, goals and aims“,  poster, 58e Rencontre Assyriologique, Leiden, July 16 – 20, 2012. Layout and type setting by Nad Fachard (2012). Click on the thumbnail image for the full size pdf poster.

Morgan, Daniel
♦ “A Sphere unto Itself: the Death and Medieval Framing of the History of Chinese Cosmology“, Historia scientiarum, 2017
♦ “Mercury and the Case for Plural Planetary Traditions in Early Imperial China” in J. Steele, The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World (Time, astronomy, and calendars, v. 6), Brill, 2016, pp. 416-450
♦ Book review : “David W. Pankenier, Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven“, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Cambridge, 2014, vol 77(2), pp. 404-406
Morgan, Daniel (墨子涵) & Chemla, Karine(林力娜)
♦ “Ye you lunzhe xiede: Zhangjiashan Han jian Suan shu shu xieshou yu bianxu chutan’ 也有輪着寫的:張家山漢簡『筭數書』寫手與編序初探“, Jianbo 簡帛, 2016, vol 12, pp. 235-251
This article examines the bamboo manuscript Suan shu shu 筭數術 (Writings on Mathematical Procedures) from Zhangjiashan 張家山 tomb 247 (sealed ≥ 186 BCE) for evidence of multiple scribal hands. The English version of this article will be online soon.

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Proust, Christine
♦ “Problèmes de partage : des cadastres à l’arithmétique“, in CultureMATH, 2012.
♦ “Explicit Versus Tacit Knowledge in Mathematics“, in Oberwolfach Reports (Tom Archibald , Jeanne Peiffer , Norbert Schappacher, eds), 2012, Vol. 9/Issue  1, pp.131-210
Du calcul flottant en Mésopotamie“, La Gazette des Mathématiciens, Société Mathématique de France, 2013, pp.23-48
♦ “Reading Colophons from Mesopotamian Clay‐tablets Dealing with Mathematics“, NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2012, pp.123-156
♦ “Mathématiques en Mésopotamie“, Images des Maths, 2014
♦ “Préface de la Brochure IREM “Les Mathématiques en Mésopotamie -Niveaux 6ème et 5ème“, Brochure IREM, 2015
♦ “Trouver toutes les diagonales“, Images des Maths, 2015

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Schmitt, Stéphane & Loveland, Jeff
♦ “Poinsinet’s Edition of the Naturalis historia (1771–1782) and the Revival of Pliny in the Sciences of the Enlightenment“,  Annals of Science, UK, Vol. 72/Issue  1, pp 2-27

Sidoli, Nathan
♦ “The concept of given in Greek mathematics“, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, July 2018, Vol 72, issue 4, pp 353–402

Smadja, Ivahn
♦ “Sanskrit versus Greek ‘Proofs’ : History of Mathematics at the Crossroads of Philology and Mathematics in Nineteenth-Century Germany“, Revue d’Histoire des Mathématiques 21, fascicule 2 (2015), 217-349
♦ “On two conjectures that shaped the historiography of indeterminate analysis: Strachey and Chasles on Sanskrit sources“, Revue d’Histoire des Mathématiques 43 (2016), 217-349, pp 241-287

Schneider, Martina
♦ “Book Review“,  Historia Mathematica, 2016, Vol. 43/Issue  2, pp 209-213

Schnider, Steven
♦ “Britton’s theory of the creation of Column Φ in Babylonian System A lunar theory“, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, May 2017, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 279–318

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Zhu Yiwen
♦ 2016. Different Cultures of Computation in Seventh Century China from the Viewpoint of Square Root Extraction. Historia Mathematica 2016: 26
♦ 2015. A Preliminary Research on the Mathematical Knowledge in the Confucian Classics: The Case of Jia Gongyan’s commentary on Rites of Zhou. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences 2015: 11