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SUMMARY:The Conceptualization of Mathematics in Pharaonic Egypt - Annette
Imhausen (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
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DESCRIPTION:Ancient Egypt is credited (along with Mesopotamia) for providi
ng the oldest extant mathematical texts. Since the 19th century\, when the
first edition of the Rhind mathematical papyrus was published\, it has he
ld an important role in the historiography of mathematics. One of the earl
iest researchers in the field of ancient Egyptian sciences was Otto Neugeb
auer who has been a major influence on the early development of the field.
While research in Egyptian mathematics initially focused on those aspects
that could be linked to its possible successors in modern mathematics\, r
esearch has also revealed various characteristics that could not easily be
transferred into a modern equivalent. In addition\, research on other sci
ences\, like medicine and astronomy\, has yielded further evidence that a
limitation on those aspects that have successors in modern sciences will a
t best give an incomplete picture of ancient scholarship. This will be exp
lored in a new long-term project\, which is briefly sketched. In the conte
xt of this project\, Egyptian mathematics is also studied. The talk will p
resent an example from the terminology used in Egyptian mathematical texts
to describe this area of knowledge and explore its epistemological conseq
uences for our studies of ancient Egyptian mathematics and aim to situate
it in its ancient context.\nSpeakers:\nAnnette Imhausen (Goethe-Universit
ät Frankfurt)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (Lecture Room L5)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
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SUMMARY:Mathematics and Justice in ancient Egypt - Annette Imhausen (Goeth
e-Universität Frankfurt)
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DESCRIPTION:\nStatus: This talk has been cancelled\nIn the hieratic Egypti
an mathematical texts\, which are extant from the periods of the Middle Ki
ngdom and the Second Intermediate Period\, the verb form sDm.xr.f has its
most numerous attestations. This verb form has been recognized to express
a necessary consequence from a previously stated situation\, e.g. in indic
ating the result of a previously stated arithmetic operation. Therefore on
e might expect this form to be similarly (frequently) used in Egyptian law
s to express the consequences of wrongdoing. Only few collections of laws
from pharaonic times are extant\, of which the earliest are the Great Edic
t of Haremhab and the Nauri Decree of Sethos I. both from the beginning of
the Ramesside Period. These sources\, however\, show no use of this form.
In this respect then\, the Egyptian concept of rational practice is diffe
rent from its Mesopotamian neighbour\, where a connection between mathemat
ical and legal procedure texts has been shown by Jim Ritter based on their
verbal structure. Using examples from several Egyptian genres of texts\,
I would like to document that in ancient Egypt\, too\, this relation exist
ed\, and explore how it was expressed.\nSpeakers:\nAnnette Imhausen (Goeth
e-Universität Frankfurt)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (C1)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
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