Dr. D.M. (David) Baneke

Buys Ballotgebouw
Princetonplein 5
Kamer 3.02
3584 CC Utrecht

Dr. D.M. (David) Baneke

Associate Professor
History and Philosophy of Science
+31 30 253 8188

My teaching focuses on the cultural and political contexts of modern science. I teach several courses in the research master History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), and each year I supervise multiple master’s theses. 

In all my teaching, I aim to:

  • Challenge students to think critically, apply their knowledge to new problems (even outside their own field of study), and to never use sophisticated theory without common sense;
  • Make students aware of the social, political, cultural and intellectual context in which they live and work, and of their own prejudices and assumptions;
  • offer my knowledge, because students come to university to learn from experts;
  • provide a stimulating environment in which students can grow, both personally and intellectually;
  • approach students as the grown-up persons they are.

As programme coordinator of the HPS master, I am also responsible for the daily management of the programme. 

I have an SKO qualification.

Involved in the following study programme(s)