Fields of interest
- Cultural history of the human sciences
- History as practice
- Identity and selfhood
As a PhD student, Katharina is currently working on the VIDI project ‘The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtue in the Humanities, 1860-1930’, directed by Professor Herman Paul. Her subproject ‘Scholarly Aptitude: Criteria for Selection and Promotion’ is investigating how prominent normative views were negotiated and worked out in practice. She focuses on the role of teacher-student relationships in shaping individuals as well as the scholarly landscape of the humanities.
Katharina Manteufel studied history at Utrecht University. In 2012, she graduated in Cultural History, with a MA thesis on urban welfare policies regarding the insane in early modern Dordrecht.