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Casa di Goethe in Rome

Sixth awarding of the Casa di Goethe scholarship of the Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung in Rome

Bonn/Rome, 9 February 2024

For the sixth time, the jury for the Casa di Goethe scholarship of the Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung (Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation) has selected scholarship holders for a working residency in Rome. Since 2013, the scholarship has enabled cultural professionals, such as authors, academics or translators, whose work is dedicated to German-Italian cultural exchange, to live and work for two months in the Museum Casa di Goethe in the historic centre of Rome. The museum is organised by the Arbeitskreis selbständiger Kultur-Institute e. V. (AsKI). 

The German-Italian jury (Francesca Melandri, Rome; Prof. Dr Dieter Richter, Bremen; PD. Dr Susanna Brogi, Nuremberg) selected eight scholarship holders who will be guests at the Casa di Goethe from summer 2024:

  • Wolfgang Adenberg, author, develops a 10-part television series as a “sitcom” about the life of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Mohamed Amjahid, journalist and author, investigates the history of Italian workers in Germany and their culinary culture
  • Dr. Sibylle Benninghoff-Lühl, literary scholar, researches the importance of the botanical garden and herbarium in Rome for Goethe’s botanical studies
  • Radek Krolczyk, author and art critic, goes in search of traces of the writer Peter O. Chotjewitz and writes an essay about his time in Italy
  • Dr. Theresia Prammer, author and translator, conducts a research study into Italian dialect poetry
  • Stefan Weidner, author and translator, translates the ancient Arabic, pre-Islamic Mu’allaqat poems anew into German
  • Levin Westermann, author, writes a cycle of poems dealing with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
  • Laura Helena Wurth, journalist and curator, creaets a radio feature reconsidering the architecture of Rome with a focus on Plautilla Bricci, among others

We would like to thank the Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung for its long-standing support of the scholarship program

For further information please contact: AsKI, Prinz-Albert-Str. 34, 53113 Bonn, Tel. 0049/0228/224860;
Casa di Goethe, Via del Corso 18, I – 00186 Rome, Tel. 0039/06/32650412;


The scholarship funded by the Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation Bremen enables writers, scientists and publicists who devote their work to German-Italian cultural exchange to live and work for two to four months in the new rooms of the Casa di Goethe. Since the extension of the Casa di Goethe in the year 2012, an apartment has been available to scholarship holders there.

The scholarship holders’ work is dedicated to the cultural exchange between Italy and Germany – innovative and of a high standard whereby a reference to Goethe is desirable though not a precondition. Funding is only provided for projects whose realisation requires time spent in Rome.


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