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The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) World Convention is the largest international and interdisciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcoming proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and national identity. Annually held in the spring in New York City at the premises of Columbia University, the ASN World Convention brings together over 800 scholars from around the world to examine and push forward research on issues of nationalism, ethnicity, violence, conflict, economic development, and many other topics.

 

The 2018 ASN Convention included a panel on Critical Romani Studies for the first time, which included Romani and non-Romani scholars. Representatives of ERIAC were among the panelists of the “Critical Approaches to Romani Studies” panel. The panel was chaired by Professor Peter Vermeersch from KU Leuven in Belgium, and the discussant was Ioanida Costache, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Stanford University in the USA.

 

Dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, the Deputy Director of ERIAC, presented the paper, “Speaking Back: The Emergence of Romani Scholarship and its Implications for Romani Studies”. Dr. Iulius Rostas, the Assistant Professor and Chair of Romani Studies at the Central European University, presented the paper “The Challenge of Developing Romani Studies: The Importance of Critical and Inclusive Approaches”. The Executive Director of ERIAC, Tímea Junghaus, then spoke about “The Epistemic, Political, and Institutional Development of Roma Art”. The final paper, “From Addressing Anti-Gypsyism to Remedying Racial Injustice,” was presented by Dr. Marton Rövid, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Central European University.

 

During the event, the Critical Romani Studies Journal was presented. Critical Romani Studies is an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, providing a forum for activist-scholars to critically examine racial oppression, different forms of exclusion, inequalities, and human rights abuses of Roma. Without compromising academic standards of evidence collection and analysis, the journal seeks to create a platform to critically engage with academic knowledge production and generate critical academic and policy knowledge targeting—among others—scholars, activists, and policy-makers.

 

The journal is edited by a team of Roma and non-Roma scholars who collaborated in the past in organizing conferences and events, including the CEU Summer School on Romani Studies. CRS is published by CEU RSP in cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture and is part of the Roma in European Societies initiative.

 

Photo credit: Marton Rovid

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Transgenerational Knowledge Transfer Symposium, Belgrade (ERIAC CINI) The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture is the Future Host of the RomArchive ERIAC General Assembly Appoints Eight New Members to the Barvalipe Academy The FUEN Non-Kin-State Working Group Visits ERIAC Albania’s Roma Cultural Heritage Event, Tirana (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program) Arts, Culture, Remembrance: A Croatian Delegation Visits ERIAC Stiftung EVZ´s Latscho Diwes Programme Visits ERIAC The Shutka Lessons Event, Skopje (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program)  Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event at ERIAC Exhibition Opening: “Gypsyism Balkanism- Uniting Peripheries” by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman Presenting the FUTUROMA Curatorial Plan for the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation Event, Zagreb (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program) ERIAC Visits the Tomi Ungerer Museum, Strasbourg ERIAC Attends the 16th CAHROM Meeting, Strasbourg “Against the Grain” – Arbeit und Leben Visit ERIAC ERIAC Attends the 12th European Platform for Roma Inclusion Call for a Curator for the Roma Exhibition at the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale Hungarian Civil Society Association Cselekvö közösség Visits ERIAC OSF Youth Community Fellows Visit ERIAC “Re-Inventing Roma Inclusion” Symposium and “SUKAR” Exhibition During the UN General Assembly, New York A Delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government and Modernisation Visits ERIAC Visit to ERIAC by Ms. Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) Visits ERIAC FOREST: An Exhibition on the Narratability of Roma Trauma ERIAC Participates in a Discussion at the Bundestag Regarding Holocaust Commemoration Practices OSCE PA Seminar, “Addressing Potential Ethnic Conflicts Through Law and Good Practices” Romani Identities and Antigypsyism – CEU Summer School 2018 Endangered Heritage/ Endangered Values: Debate at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Council of Europe Secretary General Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018, “Preserving and Promoting Roma Cultural Heritage” The Power of Protest: Discussion at BOZAR ERIAC Associate Membership Opening and Barvalipe Academy Announcements Dr. Bernd Fabritius Visits ERIAC Roma Spring: Art as Resistance Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe (REACH) Conference 2018 ERIAC Participates in the ASN Convention at Columbia University New Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Dunja Mijatović, Visits ERIAC A Roma Poem That Should Be Read This Month U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Visits ERIAC Hidden Roma Masterpieces Exhibition Evening Gala at the Maxim Gorki Theatre: Outreach Grand Finale Visions for a New Humanity: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Roma Feminist Scholars Contemplate the Future Roma: Contributions to the Development of the Romanian State European Roots of Roma Arts and Culture – Future Perspective of Roma and Sinti Minority in Italy Reception Hosted by Roma Integration 2020 and ERIAC for Governmental Officials “SAR DIČHOLA ROMAŇI KULTURA DUREDER – The Future of Romani Culture” The Future of Roma Cultural Heritage The Future of Roma History: Remembrance, Historical Justice and the Role of Roma Youth Déjame que te cuente / Allow me to explain Visit of Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth Transgressing the Past, Shaping the Future Decolonizing the North: Royal Institute of Art & Konsthall C, Stockholm ERIAC International Cultural Outreach Program ERIAC Conceptualizes and Contributes to the Symposium “Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma” Roma Art Label Exhibition The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture Launches in Berlin