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Herman Paul

Professor of History of the Humanities

Name
Prof.dr. H.J. Paul
Telephone
+31 71 527 2757
E-mail
h.j.paul@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9365-6329

Herman Paul is Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University. From 1 September 2019 onwards, he will be directing a NWO-funded (Vici) project entitled “Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History.”

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Herman Paul is Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University. From 1 September 2019 onwards, he will be directing a NWO-funded (Vici) project entitled “Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History.”

Previous and still ongoing projects include “The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtue in the Humanities, 1860-1930” (funded by NWO), “The Demands of Our Time: Epochal Thinking from 1800 to the Present” (funded by KNAW), and “Follow the Money: Does Competitive Research Funding Contribute to Questionable Research Practices?” (funded by ZonMw).

Paul is the author of “Key Issues in Historical Theory” (2015) and “Hayden White: The Historical Imagination” (2011). He is editor of the “Journal of the Philosophy of History” and associate editor of “History of Humanities.”

He is currently at work on a book-length study of virtues and vices in nineteenth-century German historiography and editing a volume entitled “Writing the History of the Humanities.”

Full-text versions of many of his papers can be found on his Academia website.

Paul obtained his PhD (2006) from the University of Groningen, where he also held a postdoc position (2006-2011) and still holds a special chair in secularization studies (2012-2020). Visiting fellowships took him to Princeton (2006-2007), Leuven (2008), Mainz (2009), and Berlin (2016). From 2013 to 2018, he was a member of The Young Academy (KNAW).

Hours

On appointment.

Fields of interest

  • History of Humanities
  • Historical theory
  • Historiography
  • Intellectual history
  • Religious history

Professor of History of the Humanities

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.13

Contact

Publications

  • Huizinga Instituut: Netherlands Research School for Cultural History Lid bestuur
  • NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudie (KNAW) Lid wetenschapscommissie
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