Dr Peter Peters (P.F.)
Dr. Peter Frank Peters (1960, Amsterdam) is a sociologist by training (with philosophy of science, economics and musicology as MA minors). He has published on music, time, mobility and travel in technological cultures. His current research is concerned with (1) the production of knowledge in artistic practices, and (2) the innovation of musical cultures. He teaches in the Arts and Culture BA and the European Studies BA, as well as in the MA programs Arts, Literature and Society, and Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Research). He has conducted numerous contract research projects both for the Dutch government and the European Union.
Professional career history
Peter Peters worked for the Cultural Programs department at NOS Television. He published on classical and contemporary music in NRC Handelsblad and Intermediair. He was editor in chief of the classical music monthly Mens en Melodie (1989-1996). He wrote a PhD thesis in which he combined insights from social theory and science and technology studies (STS) to analyse technological cultures of travel. Between 2007 and 2013, Peters combined his position at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with a professorship at the research centre Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts (AOK) at Zuyd University. Here, he developed research on art in the public sphere, artistic research and community arts. He is a member of the Editorial board of Mobilities (Sage) and review editor of Time & Society (Sage). He was associate editor of the Journal for Artistic Research (2011-2016).