Dick van Lente PhD

Assistant Professor

Dick van Lente is Assistant Professor in the Cultural History of Modern Societies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Read Van Lente's professional biography.

Current projects

  • A thorough revision of the textbook Vrijheid en rede with Bert Altena, for the fourth edition, which is planned to appear in 2016 (in Dutch).
  • A cultural history of technological innovations in the Netherlands between 1945 and the end of the sixties. The book will explore how innovations which deeply impressed the public at the time, such as atomic power, automation, television, and spaceflight, were depicted and discussed in different kinds of media, from intellectual journals and political pamphlets to illustrated magazines and comic strips.
  • An edited volume comparing the popular cultural reception of computers in several countries, 1945-1970 (in English).


View a complete list of Dick van Lente's publications.