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Michael S. Mahoney
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)

The Academie des Sciences (Paris), 1665-1699

To investigate the formative years of the Academie royale des sciences from its original establishment in 1666 to its reorganization in 1699, concentrating on the period 1666-1683 when Christiaan Huygens exercised unofficial leadership of the body. Study will focus on how science was transformed from a pastime pursued by individuals linked by (at most) informal, voluntary associations to an independent, organized, socially recognized cultural enterprise.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 8/31/1975