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H.J.T. Dekker, MA, has bachelor degrees in history and philosophy and a research master degree from Utrecht University where he graduated in 2016 on the topic of different visions of science within Dutch learned societies between 1750 and 1900. Currently, he pursues a Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences in the Technology, Innovation & Society group, within the project Bicycle Challenges: Past, Present and Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility. As a historian, he investigates cycling policy in the Netherlands at different government levels between 1920 and now.

His research interests currently lie in the diffusion of ideas and technologies and the role of different (governmental) actors and users in this process. 

Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2018 2018

Jeremiades over de Jeremiebrug: Fietsfiles bij spoorwegovergangen in Utrecht, 1915-1940

Translated title of the contribution: Lamentations about the Jeremiebrug: Bicycle congestion at railway crossings in Utrecht, 1915-1940Dekker, H. J. T., Apr 2018, In : Oud-Utrecht : Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis van Stad en Provincie Utrecht. 91, 2, p. 32-38

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Activities 2017 2019

  • 5 Contributed talk
  • 2 Poster presentation

Between protest and expertise: user-generated cycling knowledge and the making of the Dutch cycling network, c. 1970-now

Henk-Jan Dekker (Speaker)
12 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

The power of expertise: The role of NGOs in Dutch cycling governance

Henk-Jan Dekker (Speaker)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Between activism and expertise: User involvement in shaping Dutch cycling policy

Henk-Jan Dekker (Speaker)
29 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Where do cyclists belong? A history of cycling governance in the Netherlands, 1920-2000

Henk-Jan Dekker (Speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

What can a long-term historical perspective teach us about cycling policy?

Henk-Jan Dekker (Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentationProfessional