As part of the SAW project, the seminar explores connections between ancient **documents for practical use**, such as contracts, accounts, administrative papers, and **mathematical texts**. The objective is to gauge the mathematical knowledge of those who produced these documents and to identify the environment that attracted scholars who wrote mathematical texts.

The seminar is organised by Karine Chemla, Agathe Keller, and Christine Proust, and is intended as a meeting of historians of mathematics with historians of economic, financial, and administrative acts, with assyriologists, indologists, sinologists, and other specialists.

See also the **workshop** and the **conference**.

**Programme 2011-2012 **in English / en français