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Sjang ten Hagen


Dr. S.L. ten Hagen
+31 71 527 7237

Sjang ten Hagen is a historian of the sciences and humanities. His work focuses on the sharing of knowledge between disciplines and across national boundaries in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the NWO project ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History.’

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Curriculum vitae

Since 2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, Leiden University (Institute for History)

2020–2021 Heinrich Hertz Fellow, University of Bonn (Lichtenberg Group for the History and Philosophy of Physics)

2016–2020 PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam (Institute of Physics, Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences)

Key publications

Sjang L. ten Hagen. 2022. "Evaluating Knowledge, Evaluating Character: Book Reviewing by American Historians and Physicists (1900–1940)." History of Humanities, 7(2): 251–277, link.

Sjang L. ten Hagen. 2022. "History as a Tool for Natural Science: How Ernst Mach Applied Historical Methods to Physics." Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(1), 40–79, link.

Sjang L. ten Hagen. 2020. "The Local versus the Global in the History of Relativity: The Case of Belgium." Science in Context, 33(3), 227–250, link.

Sjang L. ten Hagen. 2019. "How 'Facts' Shaped Modern Disciplines: The Fluid Concept of Fact and the Common Origins of German Physics and Historiography." Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 49(3), 300-337, link

A complete overview of Sjang's publications is available here.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.07



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