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Léjon Saarloos

PhD candidate

J.J.L. Saarloos MA
+31 71 527 7312

Fields of interest

  • History and philosophy of the sciences and the humanities
  • Cultural history
  • Art history
  • Modern and contemporary European history
  • Academic history



Léjon Saarloos is a PhD-student in Herman Paul's project 'The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit and Virtue in the Humanities, 1860-1930'. Within this project, he works on the subproject 'Scholarly Selves: How to Discipline One’s Body, Heart, and Mind'. His research engages a large number of lengthy scholarly obituaries to examine how scholars around 1900 envisioned the disciplining of their bodies, hearts, and minds through the acquisition of relevant habits, virtues, and character traits.


Curriculum vitae

After obtaining his Bachelor of Education at Hogeschool Rotterdam in 2009, Léjon studied History (BA) and Cultural History (MA) at Utrecht University. He graduated cum laude from the latter in 2013.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga Building
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.13



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