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Photo_Sergio Alivernini 

Dr. Sergio Alivernini
Oddělení Blízkého východu
Tel.: +420 266052483
  • Mezopotámská matematika
  • Dějiny Mezopotámie
  • III. dynastie z Uru



  • 2010 PhD in Philological and Literary Studies about Ancient Near East and pre-Islamic Iran, "Sapienza" University of Rome -Thesis: The mar-sa in the Administrative Texts of III Dynasty of Ur.
  • 2005 MA in Humanities with specialization in Assyriology, "Sapienza" University of Rome.



  • October 2016 - now: Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • July 2014 – September 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow at Faculty of Arts and Humanities - "Sapienza" University of Rome
  • January 2013 - October 2013: Visiting Scholar at Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität-Heidelberg




  • Mezinárodní spolupráce
  • October 2011 – now: member (epigrapher) of the archaeological expedition in Abu Tubairah (Province of Dhi Qar, Southern Iraq) directed by Abdulamir al-Hamdani (State Board of Antiquities and Heritage) and Franco D'Agostino ("Sapienza" University of Rome).
  • February 2006 - December 2012: catalogue and edition of the Ur III Period unpublished texts from Umma and Girsu in the British Museum - British Museum / "Sapienza" University of Rome / University of Messina.


Přednášky a semináře

  • May 30th-31st, 2013: Mesopotamian Account System in the III Millennium: the Use of Mathematics in the Administration, Numerical System and Measurements, in HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS FROM BABYLON TO GÖTTINGEN (Seminar organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität-Heidelberg). Heidelberg - Germany.
  • November 15th, 2012: The Shipyards of Ĝirsu and Umma during Third Dynasty of Ur: Documentation and Administration, in RICERCHE SUI DOCUMENTI ECONOMICI A CAVALLO DELLA FINE DEL III MILLENNIO (Seminar organized by the Chair of Assyriology of "Sapienza" University of Rome). Rome - Italy.
  • May 11th, 2012: The Mathematical Knowledge during the III Dynasty of Ur in the Light of Land Surveying Texts, in LAND REGISTERS AND SURVEYORS, MEASURING LENGHTS AND AREAS (Seminar organized in the frame of project SAW - MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD - 
New Theoretical Approaches to the Sources 
and Socio-Political Issues of the Present Day). Paris - France.
  • March 3rd-5th, 2010: Toward a Knowledge Based Approach to the Sumerian Culture, in III INCONTRO DI FILOGIA DIGITALE (Seminar organized by the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Verona). Verona - Italy.



  • June 8th-11th, 2011:       Arma, Stratega e Fido Consigliere: Šarur nella Tradizione Letteraria Mesopotamica, in MONSTRA - COSTRUZIONE E PERCEZIONE DELLE ENTITÁ IBRIDE E MOSTRUOSE NEL MEDITERRANEO ANTICO. Velletri (RM) - Italy
  • July 22nd-24th, 2010:     The Management of an Administrative Structure in Ur III Mesopotamia: the Case of "mar-sa", in FROM THE 21st CENTURY BC TO 21st CENTURY AD: THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NEO-SUMERIAN STUDIES. Madrid - Spain.


Granty a stipendia

  • July 2015 - June 2016: Postdoctoral fellowship from Gerda Henkel Foundation at "Sapienza" University of Rome.
  • January 2013 - October 2013: Postdoctoral scholarship from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service) at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität-Heidelberg.
  • January 2007 - July 2007: Research fellowship from "Sapienza" University of Rome to study at CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas - Spanish National Research Council) in Madrid.



  • 2013 - La struttura amministrativa del mar-sa nella documentazione della Terza Dinastia di Ur. Supplemento No. 1 alla Rivista degli Studi Orientali, Nuova Serie, Vol. 86. Rome. 2013.


Kapitoly v knihách

  • "Some Consideration on the Management of an Administrative Structure in Ur III Mesopotamia: the Case of "mar-sa"", in in S. J. Garfinkle, M. Molina (eds.), From the 21st Century B.C. to the 21st Century A.D. Proceedings of the International Conference on Neo-Sumerian Studies Held in Madrid, 22-24 July 2010: 105-113. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. 2013.
  • "Arma, messaggero e fido consigliere: Šarur nella tradizione letteraria mesopotamica", in I. Baglioni (ed.) Monstra (Vol. 1) Costruzione e Percezione delle Entità Ibride e Mostruose nel Mediterraneo Antico: 87-98. Rome: Edizioni Quasar. 2013 (co-authored with Massimiliano Grotti).
  • "Two Applications of "Semantic Web Technologies" to the Studies of Ancient Near East", in P. Cotticelli Kurras (ed.) Linguistica e Filologia Digitale: Aspetti e Progetti: 9-18. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso. 2011 (co-authored with Carlo Matteo Scalzo).


Články v mezinárodních recenzovaných časopisech

  • "The Ur III Field Surveying Texts: Measurement Techniques and Officials in Charge in the City of Ĝirsu", in Journal of Cuneiform Studies 66: 3-9. Ann Arbor. 2014.
  • "Alcune considerazioni aggiuntive su un testo matematico della "Collezione Cotsen" (Education in the Earliest School no. 55)", in Rivista degli Studi Orientali, Nuova Serie, Vol. 87: 245-248. Rome. 2014.
  • "An Ur III Tablet Concerning Garden Plots and its "Sketch": MVN 22, 31", in Altorientalische Forschungen 41(1): 2-9. Berlin. 2014 (co-authored with Angela Greco).
  • "On the field plan TCL 5, 6060: a new look", in Studia Mesopotamica 1: 1-7. Münster. 2014 (co-authored with Camille Lecompte).
  • "Tablets from the Third Ur Dynasty", in Rivista degli Studi Orientali, Nuova Serie, Vol. 83: 335-364. Rome (co-authored with Benjamin R. Foster).


Ostatní publikace

  • "Einige kurze Bemerkungen zu sieben mathematischen Texten in der Sammlung des Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Genf", in Nouvelles Assyriologiques Bréves et Utilitaires 2015 n. 3: 136-137. Paris. 2015.
  • "La "più antica" matematica: una panoramica generale su storia, problemi e testi matematici nella Mesopotamia pre-classica", in Progetto Alice, Rivista di Matematica e Didattica 43: 5-28. Rome. 2014.
  • "Two additions to the corpus of inspection texts of shipyard (kurum7 ak mar-sa)", in Nouvelles Assyriologiques Bréves et Utilitaires 2011 n. 3: 55-56. Paris. 2011.


Online publikace

  • "Matematica e amministrazione nella Mesopotamia del IV e III millennio a.C.", in Euclide. Giornale di matematica per i giovani 20 (URL: http://www.euclide-scuola.org). 2014.   
  • "Ur_Namma: an OWL Ontology of a Sumerian Grammar (available at http://www.epistematica.com/docs/Ur_Namma.pdf). 2006.