Frank Rudolf Ankersmit
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands


Professor of Intellectual History and Historical Theory at the University of Groningen. He has made significant contributions to contemporary historiography and the philosophy of history. Furthermore, his work impacts studies in the historical method through his analysis and use of the concepts of narrative, metaphor, and representation. Editor-in-Chief of "Journal of the Philosophy of History". Author of more than 100 publications, including the monographs “History and Tropology. The Rise and Fall of Metaphor” (Berkeley/Los Angeles/Oxford, 1994), “Political Representation” (Stanford, 2002), “Sublime Historical Experience” (Stanford/Cambridge, 2005), “The Reality Effect in the Writing of History: The Dynamics of Historiographical Topology” (Amsterdam, 1989). 


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