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Conference facts

When: 2015-04-16 09:30,2015-04-18 16:30

Where: Different rooms, for details see the programme.

Organiser: The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University.

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe: Ja

16-18/4 2015 Nordic Conference on Romani Studies

2015-04-16 09:30,2015-04-18 16:30
2015 Nordic Conference on Romani Studies starts a line of annual meetings among academic scholars working in the Nordic countries on different aspects of Romani Studies. The primary goal is to maintain and develop scientific multidisciplinary discussion and to further cooperation in Romani Studies.

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2015 Nordic Conference on Romani Studies

Romani Studies have a history the since 18th century in the Nordic countries. Until the recent decades, academic work has been mostly conducted by individual scholars with varying interests and educational backgrounds. Romani Studies got a firmer academic status along with the establishment of the Romani Language and Culture as a minor subject at the University of Helsinki in August 2012, and now with the launching of Romani Studies at Södertörn University. The scholars working on Romani Studies in the Nordic countries have lacked an established joint Nordic forum of their own despite many common research interests due to both partly the same historical origin of the Roma and historico-cultural and political similarities between the countries.

The Nordic Conference on Romani Studies starts a line of annual meetings among academic scholars working in the Nordic countries on different aspects of Romani Studies, including history, anthropology, political science, sociology and linguistics. The primary goal is to maintain and develop scientific multidisciplinary discussion and to further Nordic networking and cooperation in Romani Studies. The conference brings together established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate students active in the field and provide them a forum to present their on-going work and to discuss it with a multidisciplinary audience. Organizing the conference at SH strengthens the University’s profile as an important Nordic center in the field of Romani Studies as well its cooperation with Nordic universities active in this field. Several of the researchers originate from East Europe, and work on themes dealing with East European countries. The inclusion of scholars from other regions will also be promoted through invitation of keynote speakers outside the Nordic geographic area.
 

Keynote speakers

Research professor Ada Engebrigtsen (Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring) has focused on migration issues, on power relations, adaptation processes in Norway, and on mobility and nomadism. The Somali population in Norway, and the Norwegian and migrating Rom/Gypsies have been my main cases. Other interests are: the comparative study of childhood and Family.

Elena Marushiakova (Leverhulme visiting Professor, University of St Andrews) and her co-author Veselin Popov (both work at Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies and Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Science) have published about Roma in Bulgaria, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe. Their major works include, for instance, the first monographic research on the history, social structure and culture of the Roma/Gypsies in Bulgaria (1997). They also publish in the fields of folklore and oral history. Elena Marushiakova is the president of the Gypsy Lore Society and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies.

Docent, Associate Professor Jan Selling (Lund University, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University): is interested in research on theoretical concept of antiziganism and Swedish history. In 2013 he published the first Swedish mongraph on the topic. He has conducted research on German collective memory discourses on nationalism, commemoration politics and the Nazi past. Fluent in German. He has worked on discourse analysis on the establishment of Swedish Living History Forum (Selling 2011). He was the organizer of the Uppsala International Conference “Antiziganism – What’s in a Word” and is the principal editor of the just released conference volume thereof . Selling is the coordinator of the RORHIN research network.

Registration info

Participants without a paper may register for the conference by sending a message to kimmo.granqvist@sh.se by April 5.
 

Organising Team

Research Leader/ University Lecturer, Docent Kimmo Granqvist (SH and UH)
MA, Doctoral Candidate Anca Enache (UH)
MA, Doctoral Candidate Lidia Gripenberg (UH)
Mgr., Doctoral Candidate Martina Koptová (Charles University in Prague)
MA, Doctoral Candidate Raluca Bianca Roman (University of St Andrews)
MA, Doctoral Candidate Mirkka Salo (UH)
 

Program Committee

Research Leader, University Lecturer, Docent Kimmo Granqvist (SH and UH)
Professor Panu Pulma (UH, History)
Professor Ada Ingrid Engebrigtsen (Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring)

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Kontaktperson

Kimmo Granqvist
Email: kimmo.granqvist@sh.se

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