• De Boelelaan 1081, FEW, office U252

    1081 HV Amsterdam



Personal profile

Ancillary activities

  • PGBeckers - Assertief | Heumen/ Nijmegen | Directeur | 2005-01-05
  • Bureau Beckers B.V. | Nijmegen | Directeur | 2014-01-01

Ancillary activities are updated daily


At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam I teach a bachelor course in history of mathematics (FEW_X_400652) and a bachelor course in history of computing (FEW_X_400318). Furthermore I teach a master seminar in history of science (FEW_X_400424) for those who want more. In cooperation with Gerard Alberts I also teach in several courses at the University of Amsterdam.


My research focusses on the history of mathematics education and history of mathematical societies. Currently I am writing a double biography of Hans and Susan Freudenthal. Moreover I am actively involved in a subject that is touching upon both history of computing and history of education: the application of programmed instruction in education, 1945-1975.

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 46 Article
  • 10 Book/Film/Article review
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Digital or Visual Products

Getuigen: Tuinonderhoud

Beckers, D. Mar 2018 In : Euclides. 93, 5, p. 37-39

Research output: PopularArticle

Getuigen: Wiskundig genootschap Mathesis Scientiarum Genitrix

Beckers, D. Feb 2018 In : Euclides. 93, 4, p. 12-13

Research output: PopularArticle

Ronald S. Calinger, Leonhard Euler: Mathematical genius in the Enlightenment

Beckers, D. Mar 2018 In : British Journal for the History of Science. 51, 1, p. 155-156

Research output: ScientificBook/Film/Article review

Een bijzondere maquette: Het monument van oprichting van het Wiskundig Genootschap te Amsterdam

Beckers, D. J. 2017 "Dingen die ergens toe dienen": Verhalen over materiële cultuur van wetenschap. van Gelder, E., Jorink, E., Nieuwland, I., Rijks, M. & Spruit, A. (eds.). Uitgeverij Verloren, p. 82-85

Research output: PopularChapter