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Staff members with discipline History Of Social Sciences

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Theory and History of Science applied to the sciences studying human beings.
prof. dr. G.C.G. (Trudy) Dehue
+31 50 36 36366
Full Professor, emeritus
Jeroen J.H. Dekker is Honorary Professor (from 1991 to 2019 Full Professor) of History and Theory of Education at the University of Groningen. Before, he was Senior Lecturer in History and Head of the History Department at the University of Maastricht, and Lecturer in History of Educa­tion at the University of Utrecht, where he graduated in history (BA; MA and PhD cum laude) and in philosophy (BA, abridged). Next, he participated in the weekly seminar of Jacques Revel at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He was a visiting professor at the History and Civilisation Department of the European University Institute in Florence, the European Institute of Columbia University in New York and the University of Sassari, and Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung) in Berlin.A former President of the International Association for the History of Education (ISCHE), of the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Education (BENGOO) and of the Groningen Research School for the Study of the Humanities, he is Honorary Life Member of ISCHE and BENGOO, one of the conveners of the Standing Working Group ‘Growing up in out-of-home care: Histories of children and youth in foster families and residential homes’, Editor of Paedag­ogica Histo­rica, International Journal of the History of Education, Member of the Editorial Board of History of Education, Member of the Advisory Board of Historia y Memoria de la Educación, Member of the scientific committee of Annali di storia dell’Educazione e delle Istituzioni Educative, member of the Leuven Research Community on Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education and chair of the Board of the Stichting Paedagogica Historica. From 2016 to 2019 he was a Member of the Committee for the Study on Institutional Child Abuse set up by the Dutch government. His publications deal with the longue durée social and cultural history of education, parenting, childhood, schooling, and children at risk.     
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+31 50 36 36497
Professor of History and Philosophy of Education
history of psychology, philosophy of science, social studies of science, qualitative research
dr. M. (Maarten) Derksen
+31 50 36 36338
Associate Professor
Van Haaften is a historian interested in the question how higher educational institutes, as nodes in a transnational network of knowledge institutes, have transformed societies. His research has a strong focus on South Asia. He has published in academic journals and edited volumes, covering issues related to the business and management education, the history of testing and assessment, governmentality and the geopolitics of education.
dr. L.W. (Lourens) van Haaften
Assistant professor
Theory and History of Psychology
K.M. (Kim) Hajek, PhD
Studies on the human mind (19th and 20th century); History and philosophy of psychology, and the following topics:• Early experimental and applied psychology• Criminology and juridical psychology• Practices of psychological testing and measurement• Crisis debates in psychology • Boundaries of science and the history of spiritualism
prof. dr. A.C. (Annette) Mülberger Rogele
Theory & History of Psychology
Westberg promotes the use of historical perspectives and methods within the field of educational research, and has paid special attention to the history of primary schooling and early childhood care and education (ECCE). He has a particular interest in questions regarding the how's and why's of educational expansion, not the least the rise of mass schooling during the 19th century and the expansion of ECCE since the 1960s. As a result, he has published monographs, edited books, textbooks and journals articles covering issues relating to the social and economic history of education; school finance; material culture, school architecture; teachers, teachers' salary and livelihoods, discipline and governmentalities; educational borrowing and educational transfer.
B.A.J. (Johannes) Westberg, Prof Dr PhD
+31 50 36 36500
Professor of Theory and History of Education, Chair basiseenheid Pedagogiek
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