Dr. P.K.M. (Pauline) van Roosmalen
Dr. Pauline K.M.van Roosmalen (MA Art and Architecture History, Free University, Amsterdam; PhD History of Architecture and Town Planning, Delft University of Technology) is an architecture historian. She has over 25 years of scholarly and practical experience in colonial and post-colonial built heritage in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia.
Van Roosmalen regularly publishes and lectures on a variety of issues related to colonial and post-colonial built heritage in Indonesia. She was a visiting research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden (NL), the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester (UK) and the Bandung Institute of Technology (RI). She has presented her research at a number of prestigious institutions, including Bandung Institute of Technology, Surabaya Institute of Technology, Tarumanagara University, and University of Cambridge.
Van Roosmalen’s PhD-thesis, which looks at town planning in the Dutch East Indies (1905-1950), is the first comprehensive analysis of the development of town planning into an autonomous discipline in the Dutch colony. Based on contemporary primary and secondary sources as well as oral history, the thesis is divided into thematic chapters describing the professionalization of town planning in the colony an important factor in the modernization of the Dutch East Indies and the emergence of modern day Indonesia. All chapters are lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs.
One of Van Roosmalen’s research interests are the professional links between late-colonial and the post-colonial period. Her current research projects focus on the transnational professional networks that emerged during and after the colonial era. To facilitate this research, she initiated and coordinated the creation of a repository for digitized sources about European colonial architecture and town planning after c.1850. The repository (colonialarchitecture.eu) offers its users free and open access to a wide variety of sources: text documents, maps, photographs, films and archival material. The creation of the repository was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and DutchCulture.
2014 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, €15,000: Architecture concepts
2013 DutchCulture Matching fund Mutual Cultural Heritage, € 6.000: Website graphic design
2013 COST Short Term Scientific Mission: Travel grant awarded to visit the UK (Edinburgh, Liverpool, London)
2011 International Institute for Asian Studies Leiden: Research fellow
2011 COST Short Term Scientific Mission: Grant awarded for a honorary fellowship at the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester
2010 Netherlands Organisations for Scientific Research, €510,000: Creating a repository for European colonial architecture and planning (c.1850-1970)
2000 Netherlands organisation for Scientific Research, €7.000: Travel and research grant to undertake research in Indonesia
1992 Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education: Research grant for honorary fellowship at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia
1992 Dr. Catharina van Tussenbroekfonds: Travel grant awarded to undertake research in Indonesia