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The summer school on the comparative perspectives on the Nazi genocides of Jews and Roma

The Summer School "History and memory of the Holocaust. Comparative perspectives on the Nazi genocides of Jews and Roma" organized by the Institute of Contemporary History with the support from The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studie

The Nazi genocide of Jews and Roma is recognised by the international community as one ofthe greatest crimes against humanity in modern history. The European Parliament declared 27 January as the Holocaust Remembrance Day and 2 August as the European Roma Holocaust
Memorial Day. However, there was not an immediate understanding of this tragic events following the end of World War II.

The key idea of the summer school is to bring together senior and junior scholars of the Jewish and Romani genocides for discussions on history and memory of these mass crimes in a comparative international perspective. The summer school is open for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, especially from history, cultural studies, ethnology, and history of ideas. The summer school has focus on the history and memory of the Jewish and Roma genocides in the Baltic Sea Region.

Avenue: Södertörn University, Flemingsberg.
Time: May 23-25, 2022
Working Language: English


Day 1, May 23, 2022
14:00-17:00: Arrival to Stockholm and hotel check-in
Auditorium F11 (F-Building, 11th floor “Stora salen”)
17:45-18:00: Welcome and Introduction (Andrej Kotljarchuk)
18:00-19:00: Keynote lecture: Professor David Gaunt (Södertörn University)
"The complexity and complications of the Romani Genocide"
19:00: Dinner

Day 2, May 24, 2022
Auditorium: F11
10:00-11:00: Keynote lecture: Associate Professor Tomislav Dulic (Director of the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University) "Đelem, Đelem: The Illusive Memory of Genocide in the Roma ‘National Anthem’"
11:00-12:30: Short presentations by the participants (doctoral students and postdoc fellows)
12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-15:00: Panel 1: History and Memory of the Jewish and Roma genocides in Ukraine Dr. Andrej Kotljarchuk (Södertörn University) and Dr. Per Anders Rudling (Lund University,)
15:00-15:30: Coffee and Tea
15:30-17:00. Panel 2: The Memory of Holocaust in Yiddish and Romani-language literaturesDr. Simo Muir (University of Helsinki) and Dr. Sofiya Zahova (University of Iceland)
17:00-18:00: Short presentations by special guests
18:30: Dinner

Day 3, May 25, 2020
Auditorium MA636 (Moas-Building)
09:30-11:00: Panel 3: Antigypsyism and Antisemitism in Sweden
Dr. Karin Kvist Geverts (Institute for Holocaust Research in Sweden) and Dr. Jan Selling
(Södertörn University)
Moderator: Martin Englund (Södertörn University)
11:00-12:30: Panel 4: Oral history of the Nazi genocides
Prof Malin Thor Tureby (Malmö University) and Dr. Volha Bartash (Leibniz Institute for East
and Southeast European Studies)
12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:30: How do we move forward? Open discussion
14:30-15:00: Coffee and Tea

We are very grateful to be joined by the special guests: Fred Taikon (Head of the Swedish Romani Cultural Association É Romani Glinda), Dr. Katherine Hauptman (Director of the Swedish museum about the Holocaust), Dr. Lotta Fernstål (Research Coordinator at the Swedish museum about the Holocaust), Dr. Nataliia Zinevych (Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and Södertörn University), Dr. Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East
European Graduate School (BEEGS) and Dr. Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius (Uppsala University).

Organizers: Andrej Kotljarchuk and Martin Englund

Time and place

23 May 2022, 17:45 - 25 May 2022, 17:45


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Arranged by

Institute of Contemporary History



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