Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies
University of California-Berkeley
November 10th, 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 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 music, literature, film studies, religious studies, genocide studies, art history, anthropology, history, sociology, linguistics, women and gender studies, 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 Anna Torres at by *April 25th, 2011*.