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Het universum van WFH
Het universum van WFH

Max Pam, Hans Renders en Piet Schreuders, Het universum van Willem Frederik Hermans , De Harmonie, 2023.

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Ik sta helemaal alleen

Sjoerd van Faassen and Hans Renders, Ik sta helemaal alleen. Biografie van Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931). De Bezige Bij, 2022. Press statements:

  • Interview Hans Renders in Nieuwsweekend
  • Interview Sjoerd van Faassen in RKD-podcast
  • Marita de Jong, 'Theo van Doesburg. Seismograaf van de avant-garde', interview on Biografieportaal
  • Eric Palmen, 'Theo van Doesburg, biografie van een getormenteerd mens', review on Biografieportaal
  • Bernard Hulsman, 'De grootste snoever van de avant-garde', in NRC Handelsblad
  • Carel Peeters, 'Woest rationalisme', review in Vrij Nederland
  • Marina de Vries, korte bespreking in Museumtijdschrift
  • Aleid Truijens, 'Een bevlogen lastpak', review in de Volkskrant
  • Robert van Altena, interview on Amsterdam FM
  • Paola van de Velde, 'Groot ego met een kort lontje', review in de Telegraaf
  • Announcement in de Morgen
  • Karel Alleene, 'De man die nergens rust vond', review on CuttingEdge.be
  • Roos van der Lint, "Allemaal grootspraak", review in De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Henny de Lange, 'Invloedrijk kunstenaar, nare man', review in Trouw
  • Herbert Mouwen, 'Seismograaf van de avant-garde', review on Meander
  • Interview Hans Renders in Pompidou, radio Klara (first hour, second hour)
  • Manu van der Aa, 'Monumentale biografie van Theo van Doesburg', review on Doorbraak.be
  • blog German Postwar Modern
Fear of Theory
Fear of Theory

Fear of Theory. Towards a New Theoretical Justification of Biography (Biography Studies 3). Hans Renders and David Veltman (eds.), 265p.

Order at Brill.com

David Veltman and Kerstin Maria Pahl were interviewed about this volume in the podcast A Life in Biography.
The volume was reviewed by Jana Wohlmuth Markupová in the Czech journal Dejiny-Teorie-Kritika [history-theory-criticism]


Different Lives (Brill, 2019)
Different Lives

Different Lives. Global Perspecives on Biography in Public Cultures and Societies (Biography Studies 1)
Hans Renders and David Veltman (eds.), 278 p.
Price: €132,00. Order at Brill.com or Amazon

Review in the Australian Journal of Biography and History 7(2023), p. 275-279

Review in Biography. An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 44(2021)4, p. 621-626
Review in The Biographer's Craft
Review in Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies 41(2021)1, p. 91-96
Review op Biografieportaal

Profiles in Power
Profiles in Power

Profiles in Power. Personality, Persona and the U.S. President (Biography Studies 2)
Jelte Olthof and Maarten Zwiers (eds.), 232 p.
Price: €121,00. Order at Brill.com or Amazon

Review on H-Biography

ABC of Modern Biography
ABC of Modern Biography

The ABC of Modern Biography
Nigel Hamilton and Hans Renders, 251 pp.
Price: €29,99. Order via Amazon and bol.com

Hans Renders gave an interview on NPO Radio 1 about The ABC of Modern Biography
Nigel Hamilton and Hans Renders gave an interview at biografieportaal.nl en and the podcast of the Biographer's International Oranization

Review Trouw, 27 oktober 2018
Review de Volkskrant, 12 januari 2019
Review NRC Handelsblad, 10 januari 2020
Review Biography Society, 15 oktober 2018
Review The Biographer's Craft 14(2019)1
Review Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 132(2020)4
Review Biography. An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 44(2021)4, p. 626-631

Braak
Braak

Braak. Een kleine mooie revolutie tussen Cobra en Atonaal.
Hans Renders
With a facsimile edition of the Braak magazine, 427 p.

Price: €12,50

The newspaper het Parool of 19 mei 2000 featured a special issue on Braak and 50 years after the Vijftigers movement.

Les Grandes Figures historiques II
Great Biographers IIand

Joanny Moulin and n Hans Renders (eds.).

"Great Biographers", part two of the e-journal Les Grandes Figures historiques dans la littérature et les arts (N°6 bis 2017)

Les Grandes Figures historiques I
Great Biographers I

Joanny Moulin and Hans Renders (eds.).

"Great Biographers", part one of the e-journal Les Grandes Figures historiques dans la littérature et les arts (N°6 2017)

The Biographical Turn
Biographical Turn

The Biographical Turn: Lives in History.
Hans Renders, Binne de Haan and Jonne Harmsma (eds.)
Routledge 2016 236 p.

review László Pribék in Educatio 27(2018)1
review Eduardo Higueras Castañeda in Vínculos de Historia 7(2018)409
review Daniel Meister in History Compass 16(2018)1
review Carol DeBoer-Langworthy in Biography 42(2019)4

In 2024, a Turkish translation was published by Uğur Yankı Üçkardeşler under the title of Biyografik Dönemeç.

Commander in Chief
Comander in Chief

Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943
Nigel Hamilton
589 p.

Roosevelt vs. Churchill
Roosevelt vs. Churchill

Roosevelt vs. Churchill: Bevelhebbers in oorlog - 1943
Nigel Hamilton


Review Volkskrant 4 mei 2016
Review NRC Handelsblad 5 augustus 2016

Van kroon tot bastaard
Van kroon tot bastaard

Van kroon tot bastaard. Biografie en het individuele perspectief in de geschiedschrijving
Binne de Haan
384 p.
Groningen University Press | ISBN: 9789036778077
Price: €24,50

Microhistory and the Picaresque novel
Microhistory and the Picaresque Novel

Microhistory and the Picaresque Novel: A First Exploration into Commensurable Perspectives
Binne de Haan and Konstantin Mierau (eds.)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014 | ISBN: 9781443859899
Price: €55,-

Theoretical Discussions of Biography
Theoretical Discussons of Biography

Theoretical Discussions of Biography. Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing.
Hans Renders and Binne de Haan (eds.)
274 p.
Brill 2014 | ISBN 9789004270145
Price:  €99,-

Review Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 36(2013)2
Review Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 10(2013)3
Review Tijdschrift voor Biografie 3(2014)3
Review Études anglaises 67(2014)4
Review Journal of Social History 48(2015)
Quote Joanny Moulin, Aix-Marseille Université
Quote Christoph De Spiegeleer, Free University of Brussels
Quote Nigel Hamilton, University of Massachusetts Boston
Quote Carl Rollyson, Baruch College New York

Egodocuments and History Series, Volume 7

Edited by Arianne Baggerman (Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Amsterdam), Rudolf Dekker (Center for the Study of Egodocuments and History Amsterdam) and Michael Mascuch (University of California, Berkeley)

Advisory Board: James Amelang, Peter Burke, Philippe Lejeune and Claudia Ulbrich

Biografie & Religie
Biografie en Religie
Onder ingenieurs. Biografie & Techniek
Onder ingenieurs

Onder Ingenieurs. Biografie & Techniek
Edited by Hans Renders
184 p.
Price: €8,00

Review Eindhovens Dagblad 28 may 2010
Review Trouw 3 july 2010
Review de Volkskrant 25 september 2010
Review BMGN 126(2011)3

Inktpatronen
Inktpatronen

Inktpatronen. De Tweede Wereldoorlog en het boekbedrijf in Nederland en Vlaanderen.
Hans Renders, Lisa Kuitert and Ernst Bruinsma (eds.)
432 p.
Price: €11,95

Review NBD|Biblion
Review NRC Handelsblad 16 june 2006
Review de Volkskrant 13 july 2006

cover Journal of the History of Collections
cover Journal of the History of Collections

Journal of the History of Collections, 21(2009)2
Edited by Eva Rovers
110 p.

Price: €25,-

De zeven hoofdzonden van de biografie
De zeven hoofdzonden van de biografie

De zeven hoofdzonden van de biografie

Hans Renders
62 p.

Prijs: €10,-

Review NRC Handelsblad 7 maart 2008

Gevaarlijk drukwerk
Gevaarlijk drukwerk

Gevaarlijk Drukwerk

Hans Renders
256 p.

Price: €12,50

Biografie & Psychologie
Biografie & Psychologie

Biografie & Psychologie
Edited by Jacques Dane & Hans Renders
164 p.
Price: €8,-

Review NRC Handelsblad 15 june 2007
Review Psychologos 2/2008
Review Tijdschrift voor Psychoanalyse 2/2009

Privé in de politieke biografie
Privé in de politieke biografie

Privé in de politieke biografie

Edited by Hans Renders & Gerrit Voerman
148 p.

Price: €8,-

Review Nederlandse Staatscourant 1 june 2007
Review NRC Handelsblad 15 june 2007

De ondernemersbiografie
e ondernemersbiografie

De Ondernemersbiografie

Edited by Jacques van Gerwen, Marcel Metze & Hans Renders
160 p.

Price: €8,-

Review Trouw 16 august 2008
Review Nederlands Dagblad 18 august 2008

Tropenlevens
Tropenlevens

Tropenlevens. De (Post)Koloniale biografie

Redactie Rosemarijn Hoefte, Peter Meel & Hans Renders
276 blz.

Prijs: €8,-

ReviewHet Parool 18 february 2009
Review Historisch Nieuwsblad march 2009

Yearly report 2021

The yearly report is available in Dutch.

Yearly report 2020

The yearly report 2020 is available in Dutch or English.

Yearly report 2019

The yearly report 2019 is available in Dutch or English.

Yearly report 2018

The yearly report 2018 is available in Dutch or English.

Yearly report 2017

The yearly report 2017 is available in Dutch or Englishs,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2016

The yearly report 2016 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2015

The yearly report 2015 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2014

The yearly report 2014 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2013

The yearly report 2013 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2013

The yearly report 2013 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €5,25.

Yearly report 2011-2012

The yearly report 2011-2012 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €4,75.

Yearly report 2010-2011

The yearly report 2010-2011 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €4,75.

Yearly report 2009-2010

The yearly report 2009-2010 is available in Dutch or English,
or can be ordered in printed form at €4,75.

Yearly report 2008-2009

The yearly report 2009-2010 is available in Dutch, or can be ordered in printed form at €6,75.

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