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International Conference: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

International Conference: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

May 20 - 21, 2024

The scholarly study of race, racism, racialization, and racial capitalism on a global scale has significantly reframed our understanding of the nineteenth century. It has been established that ideas about race influenced...

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Call for papers: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

Call for papers: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

20–21 May 2024, Villa Lanna, Prague

Organizers: Vita Zalar, University of Ljubljana Ann Ostendorf, Gonzaga University Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences The scholarly study of race, racism, racialization,...

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James et al.: „Who Counts in Official Statistics? Ethical-Epistemic Issues in German Migration and the Collection of Racial or Ethnic Data“

James et al.: „Who Counts in Official Statistics? Ethical-Epistemic Issues in German Migration and the Collection of Racial or Ethnic Data“

Daniel James, Morgan Thompson and Tereza Hendl

On Wednesday, 1 November at 5:00 PM CET, we will be discussing Daniel James, Morgan Thompson and Tereza Hendl´s draft "Who Counts in Official Statistics? Ethical-Epistemic Issues in German Migration and the Collection of...

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Siv B. Lie: “Django Under the Nazis: Subversive Stories, Uncertain Resistance, and Romani Essentialism in Popular Media.”

Siv B. Lie: “Django Under the Nazis: Subversive Stories, Uncertain Resistance, and Romani Essentialism in Popular Media.”

On Wednesday, 14 June at 5:00 PM CET, we will be discussing Siv B. Lie 's draft article “Django Under the Nazis: Subversive Stories, Uncertain Resistance, and Romani Essentialism in Popular Media.” Dr. Adriana Helbig has...

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Dalen Wakeley-Smith: Fear the Fortune Teller: American Romani Women and the New York City Police Department (NYPD)

Dalen Wakeley-Smith: Fear the Fortune Teller: American Romani Women and the New York City Police Department (NYPD)

On Wednesday 24 May at 5:00 PM CET, we will be discusing Dalen Wakeley-Smith´s draft thesis chapter entitled Fear the Fortune Teller: American Romani Women and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Ann  Ostendorf...

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The Politicization of Xenophobia in Transatlantic Contexts: Past and Present

The Politicization of Xenophobia in Transatlantic Contexts: Past and Present

18-19 May, 2023, Villa Lanna Prague

Organizers: Jonathan Wiesen (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program at the Central European University in Vienna) Kateřina Čapková (Institute of Contemporary History,  Czech Academy...

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PROGRAM: The Politicization of Xenophobia in Transatlantic Contexts: Past and Present

PROGRAM: The Politicization of Xenophobia in Transatlantic Contexts: Past and Present

International Conference 18-19, May 2023, Prague

Organizers: Jonathan Wiesen (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program at the Central European University in Vienna) Kateřina Čapková (Institute of Contemporary History,  Czech Academy...

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Call for Papers – Symposium: New Directions in the Study of the Roma Genocide

Call for Papers – Symposium: New Directions in the Study of the Roma Genocide

10 - 11 May 2023

This two-day, in-person symposium organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library and the University of Cambridge, taking place at the Library on the 10th-11th May 2023, will bring together early career researchers with senior...

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Helena Sadílková: “Strategies Of Participation And Negotiation: Socially Engaged Roma In Post-War Czechoslovakia 1948-1969”

Helena Sadílková: “Strategies Of Participation And Negotiation: Socially Engaged Roma In Post-War Czechoslovakia 1948-1969”

On Wednesday 5 April at 6:00 PM CET, we will be discusing Helena Sadílková’s draft article entitled “Strategies of participation and negotiation: Socially engaged Roma in post-war Czechoslovakia 1948-1969” Eszter...

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Kateřina Čapková: „You Ask why I was in a Labor Camp“: Czechoslovak Jews and Roma Demand Recognition of Their Wartime Suffering

Kateřina Čapková: „You Ask why I was in a Labor Camp“: Czechoslovak Jews and Roma Demand Recognition of Their Wartime Suffering

23 March 2023, Wien Museum

Wien Museum MUSA 1010 Wien, Felderstraße 6–8 from 6:30pm Simon Wiesenthal Lecture Although World War II affected the lives of all inhabitants of the Bohemian lands (today‘s Czech Republic) and Slovakia,...

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Vita Zalar: Antinomies of Romaniness in the Habsburg Empire, 1860-1918

Vita Zalar: Antinomies of Romaniness in the Habsburg Empire, 1860-1918

Romani History Seminar

On Wednesday 22 March at 6:30 PM CET, we will be discusing Vita Zalar's draft thesis chapter entitled "Antinomies of Romaniness in the Habsburg Empire, 1860-1918"". Jennifer Illuzzi has kindly accepted to be our main discussant.

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Leonard Stöcklein: „If we don’t get a seat at the table, then we’ll just create our own“. Memorial work of the Sinti_ze and Rom_nja in the shadow of trauma, transgenerationality and memory using the example of Neumünster

Leonard Stöcklein: „If we don’t get a seat at the table, then we’ll just create our own“. Memorial work of the Sinti_ze and Rom_nja in the shadow of trauma, transgenerationality and memory using the example of Neumünster

  WEDNESDAY  16 November at 6pm (CET) Author: Leonard Stöcklein Discussant: Joey Rauschenberger Abstract Against the background of a second persecution, to which Sinti_ze and Rom_nja were exposed after 1945,...

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Romani History – Methods, Sources, Ethics

Romani History – Methods, Sources, Ethics

8–9 June 2022, Villa Lanna, Prague

Organizers: Ari Joskowicz, Kateřina Čapková, Martin Fotta, Helena Sadílková Application deadline: April 15, 2022 On the sixth anniversary of the founding of the Prague Forum for Romani Histories, this workshop...

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‘The minor would hinder the mother in finding employment’: Child protection regulating women’s labor force participation

‘The minor would hinder the mother in finding employment’: Child protection regulating women’s labor force participation

Tuesday, 26 April at 3:00 pm (CET). We will discuss Eszter Varsa’s chapter “‘The minor would hinder the mother in finding employment’: Child protection regulating women’s labor force participation” from her...

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The Romani Family before and during the Holocaust: How Much Do We Know?

The Romani Family before and during the Holocaust: How Much Do We Know?

The next meeting of the Romani History Seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 at 5:00 pm (CET). We will discuss a published article by Volha Bartash (University of Regensburg)  « The Romani Family before...

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“Towards the state of exception: Roma in Polish police journals in 1920–1939”

“Towards the state of exception: Roma in Polish police journals in 1920–1939”

Romani History Seminar Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 5:30 PM (CET) Author: Piotr Wawrzeniuk (Swedish Defence University): Discussant: Jennifer Illuzzi (Providence College, USA) The article analyses Polish police...

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Inside the Churches: The Gitanos and the Right of Asylum in the Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Spain

Inside the Churches: The Gitanos and the Right of Asylum in the Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Spain

Romani History Workshop 15 December 2021 at 5 PM (CET) Author: Maria Gloria Tumminelli, University of Pavia, mariagloria.tumminelli@hotmail.it Discussant: Massimo Aresu, University of Leeds, m.aresu@leeds.ac.uk...

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„Persecution of the Tulcean Roma, 1927–1947: An Ethnography of Violence“

„Persecution of the Tulcean Roma, 1927–1947: An Ethnography of Violence“

Romani History Workshop 25 November 2021 at 6 PM (CET) Grégoire Cousin (University of Verona, Italy) with the draft article "Persecution of the Tulcean Roma, 1927–1947: An Ethnography of Violence" Discussant: Petre...

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‘We weren’t nomadic gypsies but old settlers!’ Belonging and mobility of the Roma in eastern Slovakia

‘We weren’t nomadic gypsies but old settlers!’ Belonging and mobility of the Roma in eastern Slovakia

Romani History Workshop 30 June 2021 at 5 PM Author: Jan Ort (Faculty of Arts, Charles University): Discussant: Pavel Baloun (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University) Taking a microhistorical approach, the article...

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Workshop: Romani Studies in the Age of Covid-19 – Ethics, Methods, Engagement and the Future

Workshop: Romani Studies in the Age of Covid-19 – Ethics, Methods, Engagement and the Future

22 June 2021

The Institute of Ethnology of Czech Academy of Sciences organizes in co-operation with the Prague Forum for Romani Histories at the Institute of Contemporary History a workshop about Romani Studies in the Age of Covid-19.

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