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Axis History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Reading group of cuneiform mathematical texts 2021–2022


Our working group meets once a month at Université Paris Cité, to read and discuss, from photographs and / or copies and / or transliterations, selected cuneiform mathematical texts by the participants.

Anyone interested is welcome, whether on a regular basis or more punctual.

Contact : Adeline Reynaud :

To current year and archives 2018–

PROGRAM 2021-2022

IMPORTANT: sessions take place on Fridays, 2pm–5pm

Due to the current health situation, the sessions will be hybrid –presential and webconference (Zoom University of Paris).

Presential: Room 324, Building Olympe de Gouges

1-10-2021 22-10-2021 26-11-2021 10-12-2021 14-01-2022
18-02-2022 25-03-2022 22-04-2022 13-05-2022 24-06-2022
  • Friday October 1st 2021, 2pm–5pm
    Christine Proust (CNRS, SPHere)
    Nouveaux textes de procédure provenant de la région de la Diyala publiés par J. Friberg
    et F. Al-Rawi : IM 121613 et IM 121512

  • Friday November 26
    Adeline Reynaud
    YBC 4675, une figure irrégulière ou impossible ?

  • Friday December 10
    Robert Middeke-Conlin (Univ. de Copenhague)
    Bricks and brick construction as exhibited in BM 96957 + VAT 6598

  • Friday January 14, 2022, visioconférence
    Carlos Gonçalves (Pr, University of Sao Paulo, & SPHere)
    Rectangles, lengths and widths in IM 31247, a Old-Babylonian mathematical tablet
    from Ishchali

  • Friday February 18
    Cécile Michel (CNRS, ArScAn-HAROC)
    Conversions dans un texte scolaire paléo-assyrien : un excès de données ?

  • Friday March 25
    Sabrina Bier
    YBC 10529: Calculation of irregular reciprocals

  • Friday April 22
    Mourtaza Chopra & Guillaume Toucas
    Un texte d’astronomie mathématique de l’époque séleucide

To participate online, thanks to write to A. Reynaud with keyword "22-04mathscuneiform" as mail subject, latest 24h latest before the session
  • Friday May 13
    Camille Lecompte (ArScAn-VEPMO)
    Calcul de surfaces agraires et pratiques cadastrales d’après les textes administratifs du
    3e millénaire

  • Friday June 17
    Anne-Caroline Rendu-Loisel
    Mathematical tablets of Strasbourg (exceptional session at library BNU in Strasbourg)
    !! Session will exceptionnally take place at the University Library in Strasbourg. Details precised soon.

  • Friday June 24
    Discussion on databases
    Session of preparation of programm 2022-23

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* Building Olympe de Gouges, Université Paris Cité, 8 place Paul Ricœur, 75013 - Paris;
Map. Calculate your itinerary with the public transport website RATP

Metro: lines 14 and RER C, stop: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand or line 6, stop: Quai de la gare. Bus: 62 and 89 (stop: Bibliothèque rue Mann), 325 (stop: Watt), 64 (stop: Tolbiac-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand)

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