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Antoon De Baets (information & coordination), is professor of history, ethics and human rights by special appointment of the Foundation Euroclio [
E] at the History Department [E] of the Faculty of Arts [E] of the University of Groningen [E], the Netherlands
For his cv: [
E]


PAPER:
"MEMORY AND TRADITION AS LIMITS TO THE FREE EXPRESSION ABOUT HISTORY" (2019) [E]


For his book Crimes against History (2019): [E]
For his book Responsible History (2009):
[E]
For his book Gebruik en misbruik van geschiedenis (2008): [D]
For his book Censorship of Historical Thought, A World Guide, 19452000 (2002): [
E]

Selected publications (full text) by Antoon De Baets
(to download the texts, click on the [language])

2019
** “Leyes que rigen la libertad de expresión del historiador: una visión comparativa en el mundo contemporáneo,”
Procesos: Revista Ecuatoriana de Historia, no. 49 (January–June 2019), 133–170 [S]
** “The Historian-King: Political Leaders, Historical Consciousness, and Wise Government,” in Stefan Berger, ed.,
The Engaged Historian: Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession (New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2019), 79–117 [E]
**
Fake News about the Past Is a Crime against History,” World University News (4 May 2019) [E]
** “
Combatting Crimes against History,” History News Network (op-ed; 10 February 2019) [E]
** “The Censorship of History and Fact-Finding in Brazil (1964–2018),” in Nina Schneider, ed.,
The Brazilian Truth Commission in the Latin American Context: Local, National, and Global Perspectives (New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2019), 68–85 [E]
** Book review of Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch, eds., Academic Freedom: The Global Challenge (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2018),
Connections: A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists (June 2019) and H-Soz-Kult (June 2019) [E]

2018
** “Laws Governing the Historian’s Free Expression,” in B. Bevernage & N. Wouters, eds.,
The Palgrave Handbook of State-Sponsored History After 1945 (London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018), 39–67 [E]

2017
** “The United Nations Human Rights Committee’s View of the Past,” in U. Belavusau & A. Gliszczyńska, eds.,
Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 29–47 [E]
** “
Cuando los recuerdos nos invaden de nuevo sin dar aviso:Algunas reflexiones sobre los traumas personales, colectivos e históricos,” Palabras Al Margen [Colombia], 30 May 2017 [S]

2016
** “A Historian’s View of the International Freedom of Expression Framework,” Secrecy and Society, 1 (2016), no. 1 [
E]
** “A Historian’s View on the Right to Be Forgotten,” International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 30, nos. 1−2 (March-July 2016), 57−66 [
E]
** “Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers,” in Laurent Martin, ed., Les Censures dans le monde, XIXe−XXIe siècle (Censorship in the world, 19th-21st centuries) (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016), 229−245 [
E]
** “
Plutarch’s Thesis: The Contribution of Refugee Historians to Historical Writing (1945–2015),” Theme issue of Storia della Storiografia / History of Historiography, 69 no. 1 (July 2016), 27−38 [E]

2015
** “Democrazia e scrittura della storia,” Novecento.org: Rivista dell’Istituto Nazionale per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione in Italia (translation Paolo Ceccoli): http://www.novecento.org/uso-pubblico-della-storia/democrazia-e-scrittura-della-storia-1312. [
I]
**“Democracy and Historical Writing,” Historiographies: The Journal of History and Theory, no. 9 (June 2015), 31–43 [with abstracts in English and Spanish] http://www.unizar.es/historiografias/numeros/9/debaets.pdf [E]
**“Archivists Killed for Political Reasons,” Comma: International Journal on Archives, 2013, no. 2, 123–134 (publication: 2015) [with abstracts in English: 154; French: 160–161; German: 166; Spanish: 172–173, Russian: 178–179, Arabic: 181, Chinese: 189–190.][E]
**“The Year Zero: Iconoclastic Breaks with the Past,” Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, Folia 165 — Studia Politologica, XIII (2014),3–18. [
E]
**“Post-conflict History Education Moratoria: A Balance,” World Studies in Education, 16, no. 1 (2015), 5–31. [
E]
**“Human Rights, History of,” in James D. Wright, ed., International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd, entirely updated edition; Oxford, etc.: Elsevier, 2015), volume 11, 367–374. [
E]
** 4 columns on academic freedom (2011-2015) [
E]: “How Free Expression and Academic Freedom Differ” / “The Doctrinal Place of the Right to Academic Freedom Under the UN Covenants on Human Rights—A Rejoinder” / “Some Puzzles of Academic Freedom (Part 1)" / Antoon,“Some Puzzles of Academic Freedom (Parts 2 and 3).” All in: University Values: A Bulletin on International Academic Freedom, Autonomy & Responsibility
** De Universele Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens en de historicus [The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Historian] (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press / Pallas Publications, 2015) [58 pages; inaugural lecture as professor of history, ethics and human rights. [
D]
** “Censorship and History (Since 1945)” in Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf, eds., The Oxford History of Historical Writing, volume 5, 1945 to Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 52–73 [paperback version 2015; hardback version 2011]. [
E]
** “Een openbare les over de Universele Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens en de historicus,” Groniek: Historisch Tijdschrift, no. 203 (Fall 2015), 201–209 [
D]
** “De zaak-Faurisson: De klacht van een holocaustontkenner bij het VN-Mensenrechtencomité,” Ex Tempore, 34 (2015), no. 2, 96–105 [
D]

2014
**  “Censorship of History in France and the Netherlands (1945–2014): A Survey,” Deshima, revue d’histoire globale des pays du Nord, no 8 (2014) (“Les relations franco-néerlandaises), 245–270. [
E]

2013
** “Uma teoria do abuso da história,” Revista Brasileira de História, 33, no. 65 (June 2013), 17–60. [
P]
** “La privacidad póstuma” [Posthumous Privacy], in Joan-Lluís Palos and Fernando Sánchez Costa, eds., A vueltas con el pasado: historia, memoria y vida (Barcelona: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2013), 213–237. [
S]

2012
** “Conceptualising Historical Crimes,” Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories (Athens), no. 11 (2012), 59–68. [
E]
** “Does Inhumanity Breed Humanity? Investigation of a Paradox” (Review essay), History and Theory, 51, no. 3 (October 2012), 451–465. [
E]
** “The Dark Side of Historical Writing: Reflections on the Censorship of History Worldwide (1945–2012),” in Giorgio Resta and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, eds., Riparare, risarcire, ricordare: un dialogo tra storici e giuristi (Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica, 2012), 343–370. [
E]
** “Злоупотребление историей: границы, определения и исторические перспективы”  (“The Abuse of History: Demarcations, Definitions and Historical Perspectives,”), Gefter (http://gefter.ru/archive/6589; 26 October 2012; 16 pages). [
R]
** “Предложения по Кодексу историков”  (“Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Historians”), Gefter (http://gefter.ru/archive/5883; 22 August 2012; 8 pages). [
R]

2011
** “History and Human Rights: Introduction to the Special Issue”, Theme issue “History and Human Rights”, Storia della Storiografia/History of Historiography,nos. 59–60 (September2011), 43–49. [
E]
** “Historical Imprescriptibility,”Storia della Storiografia/History of Historiography, nos. 59–60 (September 2011), 128–149. [
E]
** “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 (2011), 53–65. [
E]

2010
** “O impacto da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos no estudo da História”, História da Historiografia (Ouro Preto, Brazil), no. 5 (setembro 2010), 86–114 [
E]
** “Onverjaarbare historische misdrijven,” Internationale Spectator, 64, no. 5 (May 2010), 293–297 [
D]

2009
** “The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the Study of History,” History and Theory, 48 no. 1 (February 2009), 20–43 [
E]
** “A Code of Ethics for Historians” (excerpt from chapter 6 of Antoon De Baets, Responsible History (New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2009) [
E]

2008
** “Power, Freedom and the Censorship of History,” Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap, 21, no. 2 (2008) 9–25 [
E]
** “The Abuse of History: Demarcations, Definitions and Historical Perspectives,” in H. Hoen & M. Kemperink, eds., Vision in Text and Image: The Cultural Turn in the Study of Arts (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2008), 159–173 [
E]

2007
** “A Successful Utopia: The Doctrine of Human Dignity,” Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories(Athens), no. 7 (2007), 71–85 [
E]
** “Postume privacy en reputatie” [Posthumous Privacy and Reputation] in: H. Renders & G. Voerman, eds., Privé in de politieke biografie (Amsterdam: Boom, 2007), 108–123 [
D]

2006
** “
Exile and Acculturation: Refugee Historians since the Second World War,” International History Review, 28, no. 2 (June 2006), 316–349 [E].

2005
** “Last Rites, Old Wrongs,” The Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1861 (4 March 2005), 16 [
E]
** “Histoire et diffamation,” in: P. Durand, P. Hébert, J.-Y. Mollier & F. Vallotton, eds., La censure de l’ imprimé: Belgique, France, Québec et Suisse romande, XIXe et XXe siècles (Québec: Éditions Nota Bene, 2006), 397–428 [
F]
** “Argumenten voor en tegen een ethische code voor historici,” Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 118 (2005), no. 4, 564–571 [
D]
** “Ethische codes als kompassen,” Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 118 (2005), no. 4, 581–582 [
D]

2004
** “A Declaration on the Responsibilities of Present Generations toward Past Generations,” History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History,43, no. 4 (December 2004), 130–164 [
E]

2003
** “Na de genocide: Waarheidstrategiëen van rechters en historici”, Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, 116 (2003), no.2 (May), 212–230 [
D]

2002
** “Defamation Cases against Historians”, History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, 41, no. 3 (October 2002), 346–366 [
E]


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