Abraham (Ab) Flipse


Abraham (Ab) Flipse is a historian of science at, and the 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 in the 19th and 20th centuries (especially the history of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), of science, of medicine, and of science & 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 university. He has contributed chapters and articles to a number of publications, including the journals Annals of ScienceChurch HistoryPhilosophia Reformata, and Isis. His publications in Dutch include the book Christelijke wetenschap: Nederlandse rooms-katholieken en gereformeerden over de natuurwetenschap, 1880-1940 [Christian Science: Dutch Roman Catholics and Calvinists about the Sciences, 1880-1940] (Hilversum: Verloren 2014), and the edited volume: Verder kijken: 135 jaar Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in de samenleving [Looking Further: 135 years Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Society] (Amsterdam: VU University Press 2016).

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Twitter: twitter.com/FlipseAb


CRASSH Summer School Participant


July 2018 - July 2018

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