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Scholarly Vices

A Longue Durée History

What are scholarly virtues and vices? Why do scientists cultivate virtues ‘objectivity’ and fight against ‘dogmatism’? Where do these terms come from? Why are they still around? And if we look at contemporary academic life, what are characteristically 21st-century virtues and vices?

This website is related to a NWO-funded research project on ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History’, carried out at Leiden University (2020-2025). It provides background information and team members and projects. Also, it is a space where researchers can share their experiences with virtues and vices characteristic of modern-day academia.

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What are scholarly virtues and vices? Why do scientists cultivate virtues ‘objectivity’ and fight against ‘dogmatism’? Where do these terms come from? Why are they still around? And if we look at contemporary academic life, what are characteristically 21st-century virtues and vices?

This website is related to a NWO-funded research project on ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History’, carried out at Leiden University (2020-2025). It provides background information and team members and projects. Also, it is a space where researchers can share their experiences with virtues and vices characteristic of modern-day academia.

Read more about our team
Read more about the research project

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Appealing to Authorities Workshop – 1 July
by Kim Hajek The Scholarly Vices Project held its first in-person workshop since the pandemic on 1 July , asking what it has meant to appeal to authorities in the history of scholarship (download programme…
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Lisa Jardine Research Grant awarded to Alexander Stoeger
Project member Alexander Stoeger has been awarded the Lisa Jardine Research Grant of the Royal Society to exploit History of Science collections in Great Britain and exchange with experts in the field. He will spend…
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