Workshop Shaping the Sciences of the Ancient World – 2014

1-4 December 2014
SPHERE, UMR 7219, CNRS & Université Paris Diderot, Bâtiment Condorcet,
10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet 75013 Paris –
Room 366 A

Organisers: Agathe Keller and the SAW Group


This workshop is aimed at preparing a book, in the aftermath of the June 2013 conference: “Shaping the sciences of the ancient world; text criticisms, critical editions and translations of ancient and medieval scholarly texts (18th-20th century)”. 

List of Speakers

Zhu Yiwen & Zheng Cheng
On the First Printed Edition of Mathematical Book in Nine Chapters (1842)
Jerrold Cooper (Johns Hopkins University)
Editing the Sumerians: How and Why?

Micheline Decorps-Foulquier (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, Sphère)
The Critical Edition of Mathematical Texts of Greek Antiquity: questions of method

Alessandro Graheli (University of Vienna)
The Editio Princeps of the Nyāyabhāṣya

Agathe Keller (Sphère, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, SAW Project)
What do you do with commentaries, what do you do with structure? H. T. Colebroooke, Sudhākara Dvivedi and the mathematical chapter of the Brahma-sphuṭa-siddhānta

Piotr Michalowski (University of Michigan)
Aleatoric Textuality: On the Tracks of a Very Ancient Philology

Mathieu Ossendrijver (Humboldt University)
Babylonian Astronomy: editing and interpreting an ancient science

Karin Preisendanz (University of Vienna)
Editing a Foundational Work on Classical Indian Medicine: The Printed Editions of the Carakasamhitā in context

Christine Proust (Sphère, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, SAW Project)
Representing numbers and quantities in editions of mathematical cuneiform texts

Han Qi (Institute for the History of Natural Sciences)
Rethinking the Ancient Mathematical Text: Ming-Qing Scholars’ Critical Reflections on The Gnomon of Zhou [Dynasty]
George Vlahakis (Hellenic Open University)
Greeks on Hellenes. Ancient Greek scientific texts critically edited in 18th-19th century Greece