Dr. Antoon de Baets



Lecturer of History and Human Rights and History and Philosopy of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen.

Founder (1995) and coordinator of the Network of Concerned Historians.

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
97212 EK Groningen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 50 363 6031
e-mail: a.h.m.de.baets@rug.nl


Some Recent Publications

De Baets, A. (2009). Responsible History. New York/Oxford: Berghahn.

De Baets, A. (2008). Gebruik en misbruik van geschiedenis [The Use and Abuse of History]. Amsterdam: Boom.

De Baets, A. (2002). Censorship of Historical Thought: A World Guide 1945-2000. Westport CT/London: Greenwood Press.



De Baets, A. (2015). "Democracy and Historical Writing". Historiografías, n. 9, pp. 31-43.

De Baets, A. (2015). De Universele Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens en de historicus. Amsterdam: Pallas Publications / Amsterdam University Press.

De Baets, A. (2015). "History of Human Rights", in James D. Wright, ed.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, vol. 11. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 367–374.

De Baets, A. (2015). "Post-Conflict History Education Moratoria: A Balance". World Studies in Education, vol. 16, n. 1, pp. 5-30.

De Baets, A. (2014). "Censorship of History in France and the Netherlands (1945-2014): A Survey". Deshima, n. 8, pp. 253-278.

De Baets, A. (2014). "The Year Zero: Iconoclastic Breaks with the Past", in Ryszard Koziol & Magdalena Mikolajczyk, eds. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, 165. Studia Politologica XIII. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UP, pp. 3-18.

De Baets, A. (2013). "Archivists killed for political reasons". Comma: International Journal on Archives, n. 2, pp. 123–134.

De Baets, A. (2013). "Uma teoria do abuso da História". Revista Brasileira de História, vol. 33, n. 65, pp. 17-60.

De Baets, A. (2012). "Does Inhumanity Breed Humanity? Investigation of a Paradox". History and Theory, vol. 51, pp. 451-465.

De Baets, A. (2012). "The Abuse of History" (In Russian).

De Baets, A. (2012). "The Dark Side of Historical Writing: Reflections on the Censorship of History Worldwide (1945-2012)", in G. Resta & V. Zeno-Zencovich, eds. Riparare, risarcire, ricordare: un dialogo tra storici e giuristi. Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica, pp. 343-370.

De Baets, A. (2011). "Censorship and History since 1945", in Axel Schneider & Daniel Woolf, eds. The Oxford History of Historical Writing, volume 5, 1945 to Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 52–73.

De Baets, A. (2011). "Conceptualising Historical Crimes". Historein, vol. 11, pp. 60-70.

De Baets, A. (2011). "History and Human Rights". Storia della Storiografia, vols. 59-60, pp. 43-49.

De Baets, A. (2011). "Taxonomy of Concepts Related to the Censorship of History". Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, vol. 19, pp. 53–65.

De Baets, A. (2011). "Historical Imprescriptibility". Storia della Storiografia, n. 59-60, pp. 128-149.

De Baets, A. (2011). "History and Human Rights: Introduction to the Special Issue". Storia della Storiografia, n. 59-60, pp. 43-49.

De Baets, A. (2011). "How Free Expression and Academic Freedom Differ". University Values: A Bulletin on International Academic Freedom, Autonomy & Responsibility, n. 3

De Baets, A. (2011). "Plutarch's Thesis: The Contribution of Refugee Historians to Historical Writing, 1945-2010". Proceedings of the British Academy, n. 169, pp. 211-224.

De Baets, A. (2011). "Taxonomy of Concepts Related to the Censorship of History", in Susan Maret, ed. Government Secrecy, Series Research in Social Problems and Public Policy. Bingley: Emerald, no. 19, pp. 53–65.

De Baets, A. (2010). "O impacto da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos no estudo da História". História da Historiografia, no. 5, pp. 86–114.

De Baets, A. (2010). "Onverjaarbare historische misdrijven". Internationale Spectator, 64, n. 5, pp. 293-297.

De Baets, A. (2009). "A Code of Ethics for Historians (proposal)", in Antoon de Baets. Responsible History. New York/Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 188-196.

De Baets, A. (2009). "The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the Study of History". History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, 48, pp. 20-43.

De Baets, A. (2008). "The Abuse of History: Demarcations, Definitions and Historical Perspectives", in Herman Hoen & Mary Kemperink, eds. Vision in Text and Image: The Cultural Turn in the Study of Arts. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 159-173.

De Baets, A. (2007). "The Grandeur of Historiography". Storia della Storiografia, n. 51, pp. 141-147.

De Baets, A. (2007). "Grandeur van de historiografie". Tijdschrift voor
, 120, n. 1, pp. 114-117.

De Baets, A. (2007). "A Successful Utopia: The Doctrine of Human Dignity". Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories, n. 7, pp. 71-85.

De Baets, A. (2007). "Postume privacy en reputatie", in Hans Renders and
Gerrit Voerman, eds. Privé in de politieke biografie. Amsterdam: Boom, pp. 108–123.

De Baets, A. (2006). "Histoire et diffamation", in Pascal Durand, Pierre Hébert, Jean-Yves Mollier & François Valloton, eds. La censure de l'imprimé: Belgique, France, Québec et Suisse romande, XIXe et XXe siècles. Québec: Éditions Nota Bena, pp. 397-428.

De Baets, A. (2006). "The Network of Concerned Historians: A Decade of Campaigning". History Australia: The Australian Historical Association, Bulletin, 3, n. 1, pp. 16.1-16.4.

De Baets, A. (2006). "Exile and Acculturation: Refugee Historians since the Second World War". International History Review, n. 2, pp. 316-349.

De Baets, A. (2005). "Last Rites, Old Wrongs". The Times Higher Education Supplement, n. 1861 (4 March), p. 16.

De Baets, A. (2005). "Argumenten voor en tegen een ethische code voor historici". Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 118, n. 4, pp. 564-571.

De Baets, A. (2005). "Ethische codes als kompassen: een nawoord". Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 118, n. 4, pp. 581-582.

De Baets, A. (2004). "The Dictator's Secret Archives: Rationales for Their Creation, Destruction, and Disclosure", in Alasdair MacDonald & Arend H. Huussen, eds. Scholarly Environments: Centres of Learning and Institutional Contexts 1600-1960. (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, vol. 7). Louvain: Peeters, pp. 181-196.

De Baets, A. (2004). "A Declaration of the Responsibilities of Present Generations Toward Past Generations". History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, 43, pp. 130-164.

De Baets, A. (2003). "Na de genocide Waarheidsstrategieën van rechters en historici". Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 116, n. 2, pp. 212-230.

De Baets, A. (2002). "Defamation Cases against Historians". History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, 41, n. 3, pp. 346-366.

De Baets, A. (2002). "History: School Curricula and Textbooks", in Derek Jones, ed. Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. London/Chicago: Fitzroy, pp. 1067-1073.

De Baets, A. (2001). "Resistance to the Censorship of Historical Thought in the Twentieth Century", in Sølvi Dogner, ed. Making Sense of Global History: The 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo 2000, Commemorative Volume. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, pp. 389-409.

De Baets, A. (2001). "Human Rights, History of", in Neil J. Smelser & Paul B. Baltes, eds. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 10. Oxford, etc: Elsevier-Pergamon, pp. 7012-7018.

De Baets, A. (1996). "A Organizaçâo do esquecimento: Historiadores perseguidos e censurados na Africa, Asia e América Latina". Revista de história, no. 134, pp. 95–103.