Historian of teaching and emeritus professor of gender studies Mineke van Essen has written a biography of Wilhelmina Bladergroen. Bladergroen helped to establish special education in Groningen in the 1960s, and treated the children of the local elite in her private practice. Van Essen also discovered that Bladergroen was one of those behind the installation of Groningen’s iconic Peerd van Ome Loeks statue.
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Grant for research into learning methods that make hands curious
He was one of the imprisoned German war criminals known as the ‘Breda Three’: Josef Kotalla. ‘The executioner of Amersfoort’ is the only German war criminal who would die during imprisonment in the Netherlands. Forty years after his death, he is still...
In the lecture series Treasures from the University Library, researchers using material from our Special Collections talk about their research, while the objects in question are also present.