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The young and the restless : scientific institutions in the late 17th and early 18th century

Luciano Boschiero

Title:
The young and the restless : scientific institutions in the late 17th and early 18th century
Author(s):
Boschiero, Luciano
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Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Geographic Area:
Europe
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper is an attempt to analyze the foundations and workings of some of these institutions in Italy that supposedly represent the birth of modern experimental science, focusing on the efforts of the Accademia degli Inquieti (1690-1714) to establish its reputation and to gain funding from the Bolognese Senate and the Papal Court. I will begin by examining the claims made by historians since the eighteenth century regarding the aims and interests of the first scientific institutions and their patrons. The subsequent case studies pertaining to the Accademia del Cimento, the Accademia della Traccia, and especially the Accademia degli Inquieti will aim to show the political and intellectual complexities surrounding the activities of these organizations that historians have traditionally neglected to discuss.
Subject(s):
Science
History
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Luciano Boschiero, , The young and the restless : scientific institutions in the late 17th and early 18th century, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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