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Ab (Abraham) Flipse is University Historian of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is based in the Cultural History research group within the Faculty of Humanities, where he conducts and coordinates research on the history of universities (especially the history of the Vrije Universiteit), of science, of medicine, of science and religion, as well as teaches on a variety of subjects. Having a university-wide position, he also performs functions such as public outreach and advising administrators, faculty, and students on matters dealing with the history of the Vrije Universiteit.

 See also (in Dutch): 'Ab Flipse vaste universiteitshistoricus van de VU'

Contac Information

Dr. A.C. Flipse | Universiteitshistoricus VU
T (020) 59 87977 / 06-51210291 | a.c.flipse@vu.nl
BEZOEKADRES: Hoofdgebouw kamer 14A84 of W&N-gebouw kamer U260
POSTADRES: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
www.few.vu.nl/~flipse | www.geheugenvandevu.nl | Twitter: @FlipseAb en @VUhistoricus


- History of modern universities in general and of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in particular
- History of science and religion
- History of Dutch neo-Calvinists
- Public history
- History of physics
- History of life sciences

Selected Publications (articles)

Selected Publications (books)


During the academic years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2018-19 I have contributed to the courses:

- History of knowledge for humanities students (Ba)
- Science and Religion: Views from History (VU Honours Programme - Coordinator of the course)
- Science and Society in Historal Perspective (Ma)
- Honours program Humanities (Ba)
- Guest lecture Historisch Seminar (Ba)
- Guest lecture Civil Society (Ba; minor History of Religion)
- Medische geschiedenis voor Geneeskundestudenten, cursus Arts en Patient (Ba) [Medical History]
- Medical and Health Humanities, mastertrack History, course coordinator
- Pre-University Course Science and Religion (VWO)

Ancillary activities

  • ForumC | Amersfoort | Adviseur | 2011-03-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 2003 2019

Lichaamsbeelden in de gezondheidszorg

Slatman, J. & Flipse, A. C., 2019, Basisboek filosofie & geschiedenis van de gezondheidszorg. Pieters, T. & Widdershoven, G. (eds.). Amsterdam: BOOM, p. 199-218 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

[Book review of:] Lyvia Diser. Wetenschap op de proef: Laboratoria in het Belgisch overheidsbeleid, 1870–1940. 300 pp., illus., bibl., index. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven, 2016

Flipse, A. C., Mar 2018, In : Isis. 109, 1, p. 196-197 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalBook/Film/Article reviewAcademicpeer-review

Four Books for the Price of One: A Second Look at Reijer Hooykaas, Natural Law and Divine Miracle

Flipse, A. A. C., Mar 2018, In : Isis. 109, 1, p. 126-129 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2002 2018

CRASSH: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge

A.C. Flipse (Visiting researcher)
2 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Congres 'Brains, Buildings, Business – De Vrije Universiteit en de Zuidas’ / 'Universiteiten en hun campussen: naoorlogse campusbouw en -ontwikkeling in Nederland'

Imke van Hellemondt (Organiser), G.L.M. Burgers (Organiser), Freek Schmidt (Organiser), A.C. Flipse (Organiser)
29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceSocietal

Congres 'Universiteiten en hun campussen: naoorlogse campusbouw en -ontwikkeling in Nederland'

A.C. Flipse (Organiser)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Symposium Digitalisering en de praktijk van het academisch erfgoed, 1 juni 2017

A.C. Flipse (Organiser)
1 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Lid werkgroep Bijzondere Collecties UBVU

A.C. Flipse (Other)
2016 → …

Activity: Other