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Dr. Sergio Alivernini


Oddělení Blízkého východu
Tel.: +420 266 052 483
  • 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.



Oct 2016 – now  Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Jul 2014 – Sep 2016  Postdoctoral Fellow at Faculty of Arts and Humanities - "Sapienza" University of Rome

Jan 2013 - Oct 2013  Visiting Scholar at Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität-Heidelberg



Mezinárodní spolupráce

  • Jan 2018 – now   Co-investigator (regional group "Mesopotamia") of the project "Economic Complexity in the Ancient Near East. Management of Resources and Taxation in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BC", financed by Czech Science Foundation. Principal Investigator: Prof. Jana Mynářova
  • Oct 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).
  • Feb 2006 - Dec 2012  catalogue and edition of the Ur III Period unpublished texts from Umma and Girsu in the British Museum - British Museum / "Sapienza" University of Rome / University of Messina.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

  • Apr 26th-28th, 2017 Management and Use of Water Resources in Mesopotamia at the end of III Millennium, in ORIENTALIA ANTIQUA NOVA XVII. (Conference organized by University of West Bohemia). Plzeň – Czech Republic.
  • 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.
  • Nov 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.
  • Mar 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.



  • July 16th-20th, 2018. The management of earthmoving linked to hydraulic works in Southern Mesopotamia at the end of 3rd millennium BCE, in “64th RENCONTRE ASSYRIOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE”. Innsbruck - Austria
  • Jun 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
  • Jul 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

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



  • 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

  • “The Management and Uses of Water Resources in Mesopotamia at the End of the Third Millennium”, in L. Pecha (ed.) Kulturní vývoj asijského a afrického kontinentu: 7-22. Pilsen: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2018 ISBN 978-80-261-0744-6.
  • "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

  • "Mathematical Aspects in Earthmoving linked to Hydraulic Works during the Ur III Period in Umma", in IRAQ: 15-34. Cambridge 2018. ISSN 0021-0889.
  • "Nine Unpublished Texts in the Collection of the British Museum", in Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin 2017:001. Los Angeles-Berlin. 2017.
  • "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.