Research Council

Radical openness towards the past

The complex history of Castrum Peregrini has been subject to research of historians, literature scholars, sociologists and artists. Despite the many and good studies that exist there is a growing demand for research into areas such as resistance, subversive strategies, the relation of arts, crafts and community as well as ideology and politics of the apolitical e.a.

It is equally and especially important to shed light on power relations, sexual dependencies and group dynamics as well as on issues of gender, race and class.

We want to encourage all independent research related to the many histories of Castrum Peregrini. The archives that are accessible in our premises are open for all serious researchers.

In the light of the recent interest in possible sexual abuse in the circles around Wolfgang Frommel we support all efforts to shed light on this troubled past.

Proposals of research projects will be put forward to our research council chaired by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema (University of Utrecht). The council will appraise applications and support researchers.

Applications for use of our archives can be put forward to mail@castrumperegrini.nl

 

Nicole Colin, Professor of the University of Amsterdam (Duitsland Instituut, DIA) and the University of Aix-Marseille currently sets out a longer term independent and transparent research into the history of Castrum Peregrini, including the stories of misuse. This research will be supervised by an independent Academic Committee (see below Research Council) under the chairmanship of Rosemarie Buikema, professor in Art, Culture and Diversity at the University of Utrecht.

April 2018

 

Research council

 

Prof. Rosemarie Buikema, University of Utrecht, NL (chair)

Prof. Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University, NL

Prof. Aleida Assmann, Universität Konstanz, DE

Dr. Ursula Langkau-Alex, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL