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Recording Romani Voices, Documenting Romani Lives

Workshop
Recording Romani Voices, Documenting Romani Lives
Monday, June 13, 2022, 8:30 am – Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:30 pm

June 13–14, (Monday- Tuesday) 2022 8:30 am - Tuesday, June 14, 12:30 pm

1100 Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51, Austria, Room: Tiered D-001

 

Recording Romani Voices, Documenting Romani Lives Workshop

Workshop organized by Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University (FVAHT); Romani Studies Program and Nationalism Studies Program, Central
European University (CEU); and Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

 

RSVP by May 31, 2022 : https://forms.office.com/r/7SywSHW2zs

To view the workshop's draft program, click on "Download flyer" (menu bar/right side).

To view the presenters' bios, see: "Attachment".

Romani testimonies are central sources for the writing of Romani history, resources for pedagogical work to combat ongoing persecution against Romani people, and they play a role in Romani political debates. Nonetheless, Romani testimonies remain somewhat hidden from scholarship, and underappreciated. 

This workshop opens a discussion of these complex and important sources by putting a spotlight on the Romani testimonies held in major archives,  situates testimonies documenting the Romani genocide during the Second World Wart  in the larger context of Holocaust and Romani history, discusses scholarly efforts to tackle the epistemological and ethical challenges of oral history collecting.