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Chiel van den Akker is lecturer Historical Theory at the department of Art and Culture, History and Antiquities. His research interests include:

  • philosophy of history
  • hermeneutics
  • intellectual history
  • history education
  • digital humanities

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



Semester 1

  • Key Works in Contemporary Historical Thought (MA)
  • History and Theory (MA)
  • Theorie van de Geschiedenis (Ba,2)
  • Source Criticism and Hermeneutics for Computer Science Students (Ba,2)
  • Contributing to Environmental Humanities and Digital Humanities (RMA)

Semester 2

  • Bijdrage aan Wetenschapsgeschiedenis (BA,2)
  • Bijdrage aan Theorie Oude Geschiedenis en Archeologie (BA,2)

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Art Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Philosophy of History Arts & Humanities
End of History Arts & Humanities
Riddles Arts & Humanities
Substitution Arts & Humanities
Resemblance Arts & Humanities
Historical Representation Arts & Humanities

Selected Research Output 2001 2018

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

Activities 2009 2011

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation

Automatic Heritage Metadata Enrichment with Historic Events

M.G.J. van Erp (Speaker), J. Oomen (Speaker), R. Segers (Speaker), van den Akker, C. M. (Speaker), L.M. Aroyo (Speaker), G. Jacobs (Speaker), Legene, S. (Speaker), van der Meij, L. (Speaker), van Ossenbruggen, J. R. (Speaker), Schreiber, A. T. (Speaker)
6 Apr 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Future of Origin

van den Akker, C. M. (Speaker)
2 Sep 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Pragmatism and World-making. From James to Goodman to Future Worlds

van den Akker, C. M. (Speaker)
1 Jun 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Agora: Semantics of History

van den Akker, C. M. (Speaker)
10 Dec 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic