7 July 2017

Asker Pelgrom new head of the History section at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

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Dr Asker Pelgrom (Cultural History) is appointed as the new head of the History section at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. 

Dr Asker Pelgrom

Asker Pelgrom

Dr Asker Pelgrom teaches Cultural History at the Department of History and Art History (GKG) and Italian Cultural History at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC). He is also a lecturer in History teaching methodology and didactics at the GKG department and the Graduate School of Teaching. His expertise lies in modern Italian cultural history from about 1750, in the historical culture of Italian romanticism, Dutch landscape painting of the nineteenth century and the representation and reception of Italy in modern Dutch culture.

 Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is the oldest and largest of the Dutch academic institutes abroad. For more than a century, the KNIR has been committed to high-quality research and interdisciplinary education in the humanities, and served as a bridge between Dutch universities and the academic world in Italy.

The KNIR offers courses for students in every subject area and at every level, and provides scholarships and accommodation in Rome for outstanding students and researchers in a range of disciplines.