Van Drenth, Dr. J.M.L. (Annemieke)

  • Assistant professor
  • Disability history
  • History of (special) education
  • History of syndromes, developmental disorders and child psychopathology
  • History of social care
  • Gender studies

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3966
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A01
Personal Homepage:​educationandchildstudies/​clinicalchildandadolescentstudies/​neurocognitive-development/​staff/​vandrenth.html

  • Assistent Professor, Leiden University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences,  (1985-present) 
  • Member ISED (Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development) (2005-present) 
  • Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University USA (2000) 
  • Member of the Netherlands Research School of Gender Sstudies (1995-2004) 
  • PhD in Gender Studies, Leiden University (1991) 
  • Lecturer, Utrecht University, Department of Education (1982-1985)
  • Lecturer, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Department of Sociology (1980-1982) 
  • MA in Sociology, Radboud University, Nijmegen (1980)


Disability history, in particular special education and the history of syndromes, developmental disorders  and child psychopathology. Projects: history of the first school for ‘idiotic children’ (at The Hague, in the second half of the 19th century); the discovery of autism in de Dutch context (in de late 1930's) and the history of the Cornelia de Lange-syndrome (also in the 1930's).

Relevant links

Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland - Ida Frye (Huygens ING)

Last Modified: 05-02-2016