ROMAPHOBIA in Europe Workshop

Room 3.23, Loughborough Univerisity London and Online (MS Teams)

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Join us for our ROMAPHOBIA in Europe workshop lead by Dr Petre Breazu and Professor Aidan McGarry.

Please see the schedule below


Research panel

9.30am-11am Visual Representation and Visual Methods in Romani Studies Welcome: Dr Petre Breazu (IDIG, London)

Prof. Aidan McGarry and Dr Petre Breazu (Loughbrough London)

Visual Representation of Roma in UK and Swedish Media

Dr Annabel Tremlett (University of Portsmouth)

A kind of thinking’ – a dialogue between art, activism and academia in Romani studies

Dr Lucie Fremlova

Challenging misrepresentations of Roma through queer Romani visual self-representations

Prof. Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies and Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence)

The Gaze of the Other – The Visual Representations of Roma in Central-Europe (1880-1920)

Chair: Prof. Jan Covanec (Masaryk University)

11am-11.30am Coffee Break  
11.30am-1pm Romaphobia and Media Discourse

Prof. Jan Chovanec (Masaryk University)

Racist discourses about Roma migrants in British and Czech discussion forums

Prof. Jo Richardson (De Montfort University)

Reframing the narrative for Gypsy/Traveller accommodation provision in England

Dr Andreja Zevnic and Prof. Andrew Russell (University of Manchester and University of Liverpool)

The state calls me Roma, the majority calls me "gypsy", I call myself Slovenian": media representation of Romani (un)belonging in Europe.

Dr. Vera Messing (Center for Social Sciences and Democracy Institute Central European University)

Resisting majority representations: how do Roma interpret the image presented by the mainstream media about their communities

Chair: Prof. Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes University)

1pm-2pm Lunch  
2pm-3.30pm Images of Roma: A Historical Perspective

Professor Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes University)

Anti-Roma Racism in Romania: From Blissful Ignorance to Historical Revisionism

Nicolae Furtuna (Research Institue for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy)

The “Gypsy slave” and the emancipated. Building of a new historical narrative of slavery from the Romanian countries.

Dr Radmila Mladenova (Heidelberg University)

The phenomenon of ‘gypsy’-themed films in the history of cinema

Rafael Buhigas Jiménez (UCM, Madrid)

Images of Roma urban settlements in contemporary Madrid

Chair: Prof. Jo Richardson (De Montfort University)

3.30pm-4pm Break  
4pm-5pm Round table Discussion

Roundtable discussion on media representation recommendations based on themes which emerge in the presentations and discussions

Chair: Prof. Aidan McGarry

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