Chris Lorenz

Dr. Chris Lorenz

Professor of Philosophy of History, Free University of Amsterdam.


Some recent publications

  • Lorenz, C. (2015).

Entre filosofía e historia (2 vols.) Prometeo.

  • Lorenz, C. & Bevernage, B. (2013).

Breaking up Time: Negotiating the Borders Between Present, Past and Future. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

  • Lorenz, C.; Berger, S. & Melman, B., eds. (2012).

Popularizing National Pasts: 1800 to the Present. Routledge.

Texts to download

  • Lorenz, C. (2014).
  • Lorenz, C. and M. Tamm (2014).

“Who knows where the time goes?”Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice. vol. 18, n. 4, 2014, pp. 499-521.

  • Lorenz, C. (2014).

“Blurred Lines. History, Memory and the Experience of Time”International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 43-63.

  • Lorenz, C. (2014).

“Can a criminal event in the past disappear in a garbage bin in the present? Dutch colonial memory and human rights: the case of Rawagede”, in Tamm, M., ed. Afterlife of events: perspectives of mnemohistory. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-241.

  • Lorenz, C. (2014).

“History and analytical philosophy of history in Germany: a special relationship?”. Paper delivered at the Conference “Philosophy, Theory and History in Germany Since 1945”, Ruhr-University Bochum, 15-16 September 2014.

  • Lorenz, C. and B. Bevernage (2013).

“Breaking up Time. Negotiating the Borders between Present, Past and Future”Storia della Storiografia, vol. 63, n. 1, pp. 31-51.

  • Lorenz, C. (2013).
  • Lorenz, C. (2011).

“History and Theory”. In Woolf, D. y A. Schneider, eds. The Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 5. Oxford University Press, pp. 13-35.

  • Lorenz, C. (2010).

“Representations of Identity: Ethnicity, Race, Class, Gender and Religion. An Introduction to Conceptual History”, in Berger, S. y C. Lorenz, eds. The Contested Nation. Ethnicity, Religion, Class and Gender in National Histories. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 24-60.

  • Lorenz, C. (2010).

“Unstuck in Time: the sudden presence of the past”, in Karin Tilmans, Frank van Vree y Jay Winter, eds. Performing the Past. Memory, History and Identity in Modern Europe. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 67-105.

  • Lorenz, C. (2008).

“Drawing the Line: ‘Scientific’ Histoy between Myth-making and Myth-breaking”, in Sefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas y Andrew Mycock, eds. Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media and the Arts. Berghahn, pp. 35-55.

  • Lorenz, C. (2008).

 “Scientific Historiography”, in Tucker, A., ed. Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of History and Historiography. Blackwell, pp. 398-408.

  • Lorenz, C. (2008).

“Double Trouble. A Comparison of the Politics of National History in Germany and Quebec”, in Berger, S. y C. Lorenz, eds. Nationalizing the Past. Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-70.  

  • Lorenz, C. (2007).

“Won’t you tell me where have all the good times gone? On the advantages and disadvantages of modernization theory for history”, in Wang, Q. E. y F. Fillafer, eds. The Many Faces of Clio: Cross-cultural Approaches to Historiography. Berghahn Books, pp. 104-127.

  • Lorenz, C. (2006).
  • Lorenz, C. (2004).

“Towards a theoretical framework for comparing historiographies: some preliminary considerations”, in Peter Seixas, ed. Theorizing Historical Consciousness. University of Toronto Press, pp. 25-48.

  • Lorenz, C. (2002).

“Border-crossings: some reflections on the role of German historians in recent public debates on Nazi history”, in Dan Michman, ed. Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, 1945-2000: German strategies and Jewish responses. Peter Lang, pp. 59-94.

  • Lorenz, C. (2002).

“Model-murderers. Afterthoughts on the Goldhagen method and history”Rethinking History, vol. 6, n. 2, pp. 131-150.

  • Lorenz, C. (2001).

“History, forms of representation and functions”, in Smelser, N. & Baltus, P., eds. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, vol. 10. Elsevier Publishers, pp. 6835-6842.

  • Lorenz, C. (2001).

“History, theories and methods”, in Smelser, N. & Baltus, P., eds. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, vol. 10. Elsevier Publishers, pp. 6835-6842.

  • Lorenz, C. (1999).

“You got your history, I goy mine’: some reflections on truth and objectivity in history”Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften, no. 10, pp. 563-584.

  • Lorenz, C. (1998).
  • Lorenz, C. (1998).

“Comparative Historiography: Problems and Perspectives”. Presented as paper at the second European Social Science History Conference, held in March 1998 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lorenz, C. (1998).

“Has the Third Reich become history? Martin Broszat as historian and pedagogue”Bulletin of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute for Holocaust Research, n. 8, pp. 27-44.

  • Lorenz, C. (1995).

“Beyond Good and Evil? The German Empire of 1871 and Modern German Historiography”Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 30, n. 4, pp. 729-765.

  • Lorenz, C. (1994).