Chris Lorenz

Biography and/or project

Chris Lorenz is Professor in German Historical Culture at the VU University Amsterdam and at the Amsterdam University College. He has published widely on philosophy of history, comparative historiography and higher education policies. Recent publications include: (ed.) If you’re so smart why aren’t you rich? Universiteit, Markt & Management  (Amsterdam: Boom 2008); Przekraczanie Granic: Esejez filozofii historii i teorii historiografii (Poznan: Wydawnictwo Poznañskie 2009); (editor, with Stefan Berger), The Contested Nation: Ethnicity, Class, Religion and Gender in National Histories (Houndmills: Palgrave Mcmillan 2008, 3rd print 2010);  Nationalizing the Past: Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe (Houndmills: Palgrave Mcmillan 2010); (editor, with Stefan Berger and Billie Melman), Popularizing National Pasts. From 1800 to the Present, (New York: Routledge 2012); (editor, with Christian Krijnen and Joachim Umlauf),  Wahrheit oder Gewinn? Über die Ökonomisierung von Universität und Wissenschaft (Wurzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2011).