The Virtues and Vices of Albert Naudé: Toward a History of Scholarly Personae

This article introduces the History of Humanities forum section on “The Scholarly Self: Toward a History of Scholarly Personae” by exploring the potential of a history of scholarly personae in the humanities through the example of the now largely forgotten figure of Albert Naudé (1858–96). Naudé was a promising German historian who got into trouble when his views on the Seven Years’ War were severely challenged by Max Lehmann and others. Drawing on the case of Naudé and his critics, this article introduces the concept of “scholarly personae” and outlines the research agenda to which the four subsequent articles in this forum section contribute.