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Reading Ancient Mathematical Texts (2020-2021)

Lecture de textes mathématiques anciens (2020-2021)

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Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This seminar is organized around a presentation of a primary source and the issues it raises, followed by a reading of this edited and translated source. A session can last up to 3 hours, and is conducted by experienced researchers, doctoral students, or even Master’s students. The working language is French or English depending on the case.

Announcement

Presentation

This seminar is organized around a presentation of a primary source and the issues it raises, followed by a reading of this edited and translated source. A session can last up to 3 hours, and is conducted by experienced researchers, doctoral students, or even Master’s students. The working language is French or English depending on the case.

This seminar has a variation in the form of a cuneiform text reading seminar for those interested in cuneiform writing (in this case contact C. Proust christine.proust ( (at) ) wanadoo.fr)

The assessment for students of the Lophiis Master may consist of a written analysis of one of the texts presented at the seminar.

Organisers

Agathe Keller, Karine Chemla, (CNRS, CHSA, SPHere), and the associated group: H. Amini, F. Cornu, Christine Proust (CNRS, CHSA, SPHere), C. Singh, G. Toucas, A. Trouillot, A. Reynaud

Registration and participation

IMPORTANT : Due to the current health situation, the sessions will take place by webconference only. To participate via Zoom_University of Paris, please contact Agathe Keller kellera ( (at) ) univ-paris-diderot.fr for a virtual connection

Programme

Monday October 19

2pm–3:30pm

Hasan AMINI (University of Teheran) : Une méthode délicate pour le calcul de π dans un texte anonyme du XVe siècle en arabe

Monday November 23 

2pm–3:30pm

Alexei VOLKOV (National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan) :  Analogical reasoning in traditional Chinese mathematics: Calculation of areas and volumes in the ’Mathematical procedures of Nine Categories’ (Jiu zhang suan shu 九章算術)

Monday December 14

2pm–3:30pm 

webconference

  • Jean-Claude PENIN (Dishas) : Un artisan, astronome et mathématicien du XVe siècle : Jean Fusoris

Monday March 1st

2pm–5pm

  • Catherine MORICE-SINGH (SPHere, Université de Paris) : Quelques considérations autour du kuṭṭīkāra de Mahāvīra
  • Alexis TROUILLOT (University of Paris–ED 623, SPHere) : Nuzhat al-ʿalbāb", a treatise on calculations by ʾUmar al-Walātī (d. 1836-7)

Monday March 29

2pm–3:30pm

  • Guillaume LOIZELET (University of Paris–ED 623, SPHere, & Institut Mathématique de Toulouse) : Traité sur les quantités des distances et des volumes selon les mesures de Ptolémée de Kūshyār ibn Labbān

Monday May 3

2pm–5pm

  • Adeline REYNAUD (University of Paris–ED 623, SPHere) : Variations entre les procédures, variations entre les formulations, variations entre les diagrammes dans la collection de problèmes paléo-babylonienne MS 3052
  • C. Yifu (Institute of Modern History, Academic Sinica, Taiwan) : Paroles et Actes - accord inexact entre des comptines et les mouvements des boules dans le boulier chinois

Monday June 14

2pm–5pm

  • AJ MISRA (Université de Copenhague) : On the first two proofs of Euclid’s Proposition I.47 in Jagannātha’s Rekhāgaṇita and Nasīr al-dīn al-Ṭūsī’s Taḥrīr-i Uqlīdis : a comparative examination
  • X. WANG (Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) à venir

Places

  • salle 646A - Université de Paris, bâtiment Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Monday, November 23, 2020
  • Monday, December 14, 2020
  • Monday, March 01, 2021
  • Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Monday, May 03, 2021
  • Monday, June 14, 2021

Keywords

  • Nuzhat al-ʿalbāb, Umar al-Walātī, Kūshyār ibn Labbān, Jagannātha, Rekhāgaṇita, Nasīr al-dīn al-Ṭūsī’, Taḥrīr-i Uqlīdis, paléo-babylonien, MS 3052, boulier chinois, CNRS, UMR 7219, laboratoire SPHERE, Université Paris 7, Univers

Contact(s)

  • Keller Agathe
    courriel : kellera [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Reading Ancient Mathematical Texts (2020-2021) », Seminar, Calenda, Published on Monday, February 15, 2021, https://calenda.org/845625

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