Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

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Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

University of California-Berkeley

November 10^th , 2011

In preparation for the inaugural Romani Studies Conference at the
University of California, Berkeley this November, we seek papers within
the burgeoning field of Romani ("Gypsy") Studies. By examining and
exploring the various strategies by which Roma have represented
themselves and others, both in dialogue with and apart from the larger
societies in which they live, the Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies
seeks to support the continued development of this rapidly-growing
field. We seek new studies of the uses of Romani images in non-Roma
cultures, contemporary social and political issues facing Romani
communities across the globe, and Roma-related research in the fields of
literature, film studies, religious studies, genocide studies, art
history, anthropology, history, sociology, linguistics, and political
science, among many others.

This conference is supported by University of California, Berkeley's
Institute for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies in
partnership with the Institute for European Studies through an
initiative of the Jewish Studies Program. The conference's keynote
speaker will be Dr. Ian Hancock, Director of the Program in Romani
Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at the
University of Texas, Austin.

Please submit abstracts and any questions to erosenblatt@berkeley.edu
by April 25^th , 2011.