History Didactics Collection

The University Library manages the History Didactics Collection (HDC), a unique collection dedicated to history education in the Netherlands and Europe, with a smaller number of publications stemming from the rest of the world. The emphasis is on secondary education.

The collection of more than 5,000 titles contains text books, work books and teaching resources for use in the classroom, as well as didactic literature in the area of history education.

Government publications are also available, including learning plans and Dutch exams. National and international professional journals, historical fiction and a collection of map materials form interesting additions.

The collection has been built up since 2007 in collaboration with the ESHCC Centre for Historical Culture. Acquisitions include donations from private individuals – mostly history book authors – and from organisations, such as Euroclio and CITO.

HDC materials are not available for loan, but can be viewed in the library reading rooms. Use the advanced search screen in sEURch to seach for relevant titles in the collection. The Search Guide tells you how to do this.

For more information about the collection, please contact P (Pieter) van Leeuwen, Faculty Liaison for the ESHCC.