Hans Renders is Professor of History and the Director of the Institute of Biography at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His publications include Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (2014). He is the cofounder of Biographers International Organization (BIO), the Vice-President of La Societé de Biography, and a jury member for the Plutarch Award for best American Biography.
PhD Tilburg University, MA Nijmegen University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Biography, History, Art History, History of Publishing Houses, Politics and World War II
Personal Interests
Reading, travelling and architecture