C.M. van den Akker


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Chiel van den Akker is lecturer Theory of History at the department of Art and Culture, History and Antiquities. He is the author of Elementaire Deeltjes - Geschiedenis (Athenaeum 2019) and The Exemplifying Past. A Philosophy of History (Amsterdam University Press 2018). 

He received his PhD in Philosophy from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2009 with a thesis on the nature of historical representation. 

Hij is lid van het meesterschapsteam vakdidactiek geschiedenis.



Semester 1

  • Key Works in Contemporary Historical Thought (MA)
  • History and Theory (MA)
  • Theorie van de Geschiedenis (Ba,2)
  • Contributing to Introduction to Digital Hermeneutics and Social Analytics (Minor, Ba,3)

Semester 2

  • Bijdrage aan Wetenschapsgeschiedenis (BA,2)
  • Contributing to Environmental Humanities and Digital Humanities (RMA)

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hermeneutics Social Sciences
cultural heritage Social Sciences
event Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
interpretation Social Sciences
Art Arts & Humanities
Historical Representation Arts & Humanities
Philosophy of History Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2001 2019

The Exemplifying Past: A Philosophy of History

van den Akker, C. M., 2018, Amsterdam University Press. 160 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Philosophy of History
Philosophical Problems

Arthur Danto, the end of art, and the philosophical view of history

Van Den Akker, C., 2019, In : Journal of the Philosophy of History. 13, 2, p. 235-256 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Arthur Danto
Philosophy of History


van den Akker, C. M., Sep 2019, Amsterdam: Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep. 144 p. (Elementaire Deeltjes; vol. 65)

Research output: Book / ReportBookProfessional

War Crimes

De Relevantie van Geschiedenis

van den Akker, C. M., 2018, Geschiedenis aan de Zuidas: Essays van VU-historici. van Lieburg, F. (ed.). Amsterdam: Prometheus, p. 19-26 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


Facultaire onderwijsprijs

C.M. van den Akker (Recipient), 2016