Clemency Montelle is an associate professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is a PhD graduate from the Department of the History of Mathematics, Brown University, USA, which she completed as a Fulbright scholar. Her consideration of the mathematical achievements of early cultures is carried out by the examination and analysis of primary source material in Sanskrit, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Cuneiform.
Clemency’s first book, “Chasing Shadows-Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning”, focusing on the theoretical treatment of eclipse phenomena in the ancient world, was recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is currently immersed in an international project on the history of mathematical astronomy in Sanskrit sources supported by a five-year Rutherford Discovery Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.