Chris Lorenz

Dr. Chris Lorenz

Professor of Philosophy of History, Free University of Amsterdam.


Some recent publications

Entre filosofía e historia (2 vols.) Prometeo.

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

Popularizing National Pasts: 1800 to the Present. Routledge.

Texts to download

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

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

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

“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.  

“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.

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

“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.

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

“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.

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

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

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

“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.

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