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Reading group of cuneiform mathematical texts


Our work group gather once a month to read and discuss, from photographs, copies and transliterations, cuneiform mathematical texts selected by the participants.

All interested people are welcome, either as a frequent or occasional participant.

Organisation : Carlos Gonçalves (Universidade de São Paulo, & SPHere) and Adeline Reynaud (Université Paris Cité, SPHere)

Contacts: C. Gonçalves and A. Reynaud

Archives : 2018–2019, 2019–2020,
2020–2021, 2021–2022, 2022-2023

PROGRAM 2022-2023

The sessions planned in this program will be held on Fridays from 2pm to 5 pm (Central European Time) on-line. You will receive the link one week before each session.
24-03-2023 21-04-2023 28-04-2023 02-06-2023 30-06-2023

  • Friday March 24, 2pm - 5pm
    Mathieu Ossendrijver (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Area computation in Late Babylonian field plans

  • Friday April 21
    Carlos Gonçalves (Universidade de São Paulo, & SPHere)
    Between Išchali and Tell Haddad - IM 31247 and IM 121613
    Observation: this is an extra session, intended to work on a possible collective paper based on the comparison of these two tablets begun in the 2021-2022 season of our Reading Group
To participate online, thanks to write to A. Reynaud with keyword "21-04-2023mathscuneiform" as mail subject, a week before the session

  • Friday April 28
    Robert Middeke-Conlin (Univ. de Copenhague)
    Constructing an economy: Computing volume in BM 85194

  • Friday June 2
    Camille Lecompte (ArScAn-VEPMO)
    Computation in archaic field-area texts: A reconstruction of MS 4537

  • Friday June 30
    Jacob Jawdat (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Mathematical Text(s) from Tell Abu Antiq
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