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Katharina Manteufel

PhD candidate

K. Manteufel MA
+31 71 527 2946

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.


Curriculum vitae

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.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.13



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