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Cartesian Networks in Early Modern Europe: A Quantitative and Interdisciplinary Approach

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 891747

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 175 572,48

  • EU contribution

    € 175 572,48

Coordinated by:

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

Project description

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Cartesian networks – how new ideas spread

Social networks play a pivotal role in generating and diffusing new ideas. A case in point involved the French philosopher René Descartes, who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. There, his ideas were spread successfully by his followers through their social networks. Recently, quantitative network analysis was elevated to the rank of a discipline. The EU-funded Cartesian Networks project intends to demonstrate to what extent techniques and methodologies developed by scientists can produce an understanding of the structure and dynamics that secured the successful spread of the Cartesian philosophy.

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Address

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Pa Rotterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 175 572,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 891747

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 175 572,48

  • EU contribution

    € 175 572,48

Coordinated by:

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands