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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Scholarly virtues and vices figured prominently in a symposium on the history of academic work pressure, held in Leiden on October 8, 2021. A Dutch-language report on the symposium can be found here and here.…
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