Romani History Seminar hosts online discussions of unpublished texts, such as dissertation chapters, draft papers, and book chapters. Our goal is to bring together specialists in Romani history and scholars from related fields to provide collective feedback on ongoing historiographical work in an engaging, constructively critical, and supportive environment. Contributions from doctoral students and early career scholars are particularly welcome.
The workshop was initiated by Kateřina Čapková (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences) and Ari Joskowicz (Vanderbilt University), who are members of the steering committee of the Prague Forum for Romani Histories. Seminars are organized by Renata Berkyová (Prague Forum for Romani Histories), Théophile Leroy (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris), and Vita Zalar (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana).
Information about individual seminars and links to Zoom registration are distributed via a Mailchimp email list.
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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.
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...
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...
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...