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11/01/2017 - Age: 223 days

Maths Meets Myths: Book Launch

Book on network approaches to mythology launched at Oxford


On February 10 an event is held at Oxford to celebrate the launch of "Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives" (Springer 2016) with its editors Prof. Ralph Kenna (Coventry University), Dr Máirín MacCarron (University of Sheffield) and Dr Pádraig MacCarron (Wolfson College, Oxford).

With an emphasis on exploring measurable aspects of ancient narratives, Maths Meets Myths sets out to investigate age-old material with new techniques. This book collects, for the first time, novel quantitative approaches to studying sources from the past, such as chronicles, epics, folktales, and myths. It contributes significantly to recent efforts in bringing together natural scientists and humanities scholars in investigations aimed at achieving greater understanding of our cultural inheritance.