dr. D.M. (David) Baneke
D.M.Baneke@uu.nl
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Profiel

Ik ben historicus van de wetenschap in culturele en politieke context, met speciale interesse voor de geschiedenis van de sterrenkunde. Mjin achterliggende vraag is altijd: wat verwachten wij, als samenleving, eigenlijk van wetenschap, en hoe zijn die verwachtingen veranderd in de loop van de tijd? 

Mijn onderzoek betreft onder meer: 

- geschiedenis van sterrenkunde en ruimtevaart in de twintigste eeuw;
- de politiek van internationale samenwerking in wetenschap;

- de politieke en culturele rol van wetenschap en wetenschappers in een moderne maatschappij;
- de rol van wetenschappelijk onderwijs en universiteiten in een moderne samenleving.

Ik publiceer ook regelmatig boekrecensies en essays.

Ik ben programmacoordinator van de masteropleiding History and Philosophy of Science.

Ik ben lid van het Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities.

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Curriculum vitae

I have studied history in Groningen. After graduating, I wrote a small book about the history of the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Groningen. I have spent several months at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and Imperial College, London.

I obtained my PhD in 2008 at Utrecht University. This resulted in the book Synthetisch Denken, an analysis of intellectual debates about the role of the sciences, scientists and engineers in modern society. 

In 2009 I was awarded the Gold Medal of Teylers Foundation fo Haarlen for my work. 

As a postdoc in Leiden and the VU Amsterdam, I have looked at the history of astronomy in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, especially the development of the astronomical community and the training of new generations of astronomers. Besides, I catalogued the Leiden Observatory Archives. As Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, I investigated American-Dutch cooperation in space research during the Cold War.

My book De ontdekkers van de hemel, about the history of the Dutch astronomical community in the twentieth century, appeared in March 2015. 

I am currently assistant professor (tenured) at Utrecht University, where I programme coordinator of the master's programme History and Philosophy of Science. I am a member of the Descartes Centre for History and Philosophy of Science.

I teach the master’s courses History of the Natural Sciences and Science and the Dilemmas of Modernity, as well as several smaller courses and regular guest lectures.

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Alle publicaties
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (12-04-2017) Invited speaker First Teylers Meeting of Historians of Astronomy and Physics Haarlem (12-04-2017 - 12-12-2017) 'Big Science, Megascience: pooling resources as an (inter)national necessity'
Baneke, D.M. (28-09-2017) Invited speaker Koninklijke Marine, Dienst Materiele Instandhouding, Den Helder 'Frederik Kaiser en het belang van precisie-instrumenten voor wetenschap en Marine'
Baneke, D.M. (2017). Toen astronomie sterrenkunde werd. Groniek, 49 (212), (pp. 273-286) (14 p.).
  2017 - Vakpublicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2017). De sterrentoren van de Uithof: een astronomische folly. In Esther van Gelder, Eric Jorink, Marlise Rijks & Alice Spruit (Eds.), Dingen die ergens toe dienen - verhalen over materiële cultuur van wetenschap (pp. 178-181) (14 p.). Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren.
  2017 - Populariserende publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (18-04-2017) Invited speaker Leidse Weer- en Sterrenkundige Kring De ontdekkers van de hemel
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2016). Organizing space: Dutch space science between astronomy, industry and the government. In Thomas Heinze & Richard Münch (Eds.), Innovation in Science and Organizational Renewal - Historical and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 183-209) (27 p.). London etc.: Palgrave Macmillan.
Baneke, D.M. (09-06-2016) Invited speaker Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960): Ways of Viewing Science and Society Amsterdam (09-06-2017) 'Pannekoek’s one revolution: Dutch astronomy 1900-1940'
Baneke, D.M. (15-02-2016) Invited speaker DFG-Rundgesprächs zur Geschichte der deutschen Meeres- und Polarforschung nach 1945 Bremerhaven (15-02-2016) 'The Politics of Exploration: astrophysics and space science since 1945'
  2016 - Populariserende publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (28-10-2016) Invited speaker Alkmaarse Weer– en Sterrenkundige Vereniging Metius De ontdekkers van de hemel
Baneke, D.M. (21-01-2016) Invited speaker Vereniging Thales, KNVWS Zwolle De ontdekkers van de hemel
Baneke, D.M. (31-05-2016) Invited speaker 'Spannend, nuttig, ongenaakbaar: de dominante bètawetenschappen en hun culturele context' Amsterdam (31-05-2016)
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, David (2015). De ontdekkers van de hemel - de Nederlandse sterrenkunde in de twintigste eeuw. (384 p.). Prometheus - Bert Bakker.
Baneke, D.M. (2015). The Absence of the East: International Influences on Science Policy in Western Europe during the Cold War. In Jeroen van Dongen (Eds.), Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge (pp. 163-183). Leiden: Brill publishers.
  2015 - Populariserende publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2015). Sterrenkunde in Nederland: ontdekkers en ontdekkingen. Zenit, (pp. 12-14).
Baneke, D.M. (2015). Sterrenkunde, de oudste wetenschap?. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, 81 (8), (pp. 276-278).
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, David (01-03-2014). Space for ambitions - the Dutch space program in changing European and transatlantic contexts. Minerva, 52 (1), (pp. 119-140) (22 p.).
Baneke, David (2014). Uit de schaduw van Oort - De Nederlandse astronomische gemeenschap en het wetenschaps-management vanaf de jaren zeventig. Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 129 (1), (pp. 25-54) (30 p.).
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, David (2013). De rol van een genootschap - honderd jaar Gewina in het wetenschapshistorische landschap. Studium (Rotterdam, Netherlands), 6 (3-4), (pp. 132-148).
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2012). De vette jaren: de Commissie-Casimir en het Nederlandse wetenschapsbeleid 1957-1970. Studium (Rotterdam, Netherlands), 5, (pp. 110-127) (18 p.).
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2011). De Doos van Pandora: het Leidse Sterrewachtarchief. Studium (Rotterdam, Netherlands), 4, (pp. 125-130) (6 p.).
Baneke, D.M. (2011). Synthetic Technocracy. Dutch Scientific Intellectuals in Science, Society and Culture, 1880-1950. British Journal for the History of Science, 44 (160), (pp. 89-113) (25 p.).
  2010 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2010). Teach and travel. Leiden Observatory and the renaissance of Dutch astronomy in the Interwar years. Journal for the History of Astronomy, xli, (pp. 167-198) (32 p.).
  2010 - Populariserende publicaties
Baneke, David (2010). Wie leidt, wie volgt? Wetenschap en maatschappij van fin de siècle tot wederopbouw'. De Gids, (pp. 534-540).
  2009 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2009). Groningen – Leiden – de Wereld. De succesvolle internationalisering van de Nederlandse astronomie. In L.J. Dorsman & P.J. Knegtmans (Eds.), Over de grens. Internationale contacten aan Nederlandse universiteiten sedert 1876 (pp. 53-68) (16 p.). Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren.
  2008 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2008). Synthetisch denken. Wetenschappers over hun rol in een moderne maatschappij 1900-1940. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren.
  2005 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Baneke, D.M. (2005). Als bij toverslag”. De reorganisatie en nieuwe bloei van de Leidse Sterrewacht, 1918-1924. Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 120 (2), (pp. 207-225) (19 p.).
Baneke, David (2005). De Groningse eeuw van de natuurwetenschappen. groningen: In Boekvorm.
Baneke, D.M. (2005). Toegepaste natuurwetenschap aan de universiteit – contradictie of noodzaak?. In L.J. Dorsman & P.J. Knegtmans (Eds.), Universitaire vormingsidealen. De Nederlandse universiteiten sedert 1876 (pp. 259-238) (22 p.). Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren.
  2004 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
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My research concerns the history of modern science in its cultural and political context, with a particular interest in astronomy and space science in the twentieth century. Other work includes the history of universities and international aspects of science. My leading question is always: what did various stakeholders expect from science, and how did this influence support for scientific projects (political support and funding, but also popular and intellectual support)? And how did this change over time?  

 

History of the IAU
together with Johannes Andersen and Claus Madsen

Astronomy is often presented as the most international scientific discipline. Who cares about earthly borders when contemplating the great beyond? The embodiment of this ideal is the International Astronomical Union, founded in 1919 to promote international cooperation. In this project, we will investigate how the IAU has tried to fulfil this task throughout the turbulent political and scientific developments of the twentieth century. We will also analyze how the IAU has increasingly focused on outreach and education in recent decades. This can be interpreted as a new take on scientific internationalism.

The project will result in a book, to be presented at the IAU centenary celebrations in 2019. I will also present our findings at IAU and HSS conferences. 

 

History of Dutch astronomy

Ever since the days of J.C. Kapteyn in the late nineteenth century, Dutch scientists and institutions have played a prominent role in astronomy. It is not obvious why this is the case. The geographical circumstances in the Netherlands are highly unfavorable for astronomy (cloudy climate, no mountains). I have tried to answer the question how Dutch astronomy became so successful.

Of course, the presence of talented scientists is important, but I found that the way the astronomical community is organized, the institutional infrastructures and the pedagogical culture (the education of new generations of astronomers) were very important. I have also found that the development of astronomy is shaped to a large extent by the dynamics of large telescope projects: at the scientific level, but also at the level of long-term planning, funding, institutions, and careers.

Astronomy is a science with high cultural visibility. Popular and political support for astronomy in the twentieth century was solid and sustained. A closer look at the relations between astronomy, culture and politics reveals that they are much more complex than they appear at first glance, however. Throughout the twentieth century, the development of astronomy has been influenced by science, education and industrial policy, national prestige, international politics, and national security (think for example of space research during the Cold War). In this project, I analyze these influences and assess their importance.

So far, the project has resulted in a series of scholarly and popular papers (see publications) as well as a monograph: De Ontdekkers van de hemel. An English version is in preparation.

 

Science and modernity:

In my dissertation Synthetisch Denken (Utrecht University, 2008), I analyzed debates about the role of science and technology in modern society in the early twentieth-century Netherlands. The spectacular development of science and technology led to debates about its social and cultural consequences. Didn't it go to fast? Was 'cold', disinterested science a threat to other cultural values? Or could science provide a solution to the problems of modern society? What were the boundaries of the scientific method, and what role could expert advisors play in a democratic society?

These questions are still relevant today; a century ago they were at the core of intellectual debates. They are also at the core of my master’s course Science and the Dilemmas of Modernity.

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I am the programme coordinator of the research master History and Philosophy of Science

My teaching includes the master courses: 

  • History of the Natural Sciences, FI-MHPSHNS
  • Science and the Dilemmas of Modernity, FI-MHPSDM
  • History of Science seminar, FI-MHHPSSR
  • Professional Skills and Identity, FI-MHPSPSI

I have a BKO qualification.

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