Hungary, Budapest

Romani Identities: Performance, Antigypsyism and Representation

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 550

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices? What is the potential in these slippages and iterations for different forms of agency, especially in light of the current violence confronting Romani subjects across Europe? The summer school will serve as a platform from which we can develop communities of scholarship and practice that feature Roma at their center, as well as a mentoring network, scholarly outputs and practical engagement with Romani communities through performance, artistic and scholarly practice.
Key topics will include Romani identity, Policy making towards Roma, Critical social sciences, The state of Romani studies, Romani women and feminist perspectives, Antigypsyism, Mobility and nomadism, Performativity and Romani identity.
We are especially interested in recruiting scholars at an early stage in their career of Romani background, but do welcome applications by non Roma (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty) with a proven relevant research and teaching record, in the field of performance studies, history, sociology, political science or related humanities and social science disciplines.
Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.

Course leader

Ethel Brooks, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Iulius Rostas, Chair in Romani Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

We are especially interested in recruiting scholars at an early stage in their career of Romani background, but do welcome applications by non Roma (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty) with a proven relevant research and teaching record, in the field of performance studies, history, sociology, political science or related humanities and social science disciplines.

While the course is primarily aimed at encouraging those academics at an early stage in their career and those who are thinking of taking up an academic career to integrate Romani Studies and socio-cultural dimensions of performance practice and policy issues in their future research and teaching, it will also be of help to performance and other arts practitioners, policymakers and public servants, and others who deal with Romani communities in policy-making institutions. The interdisciplinary nature of the proposed course will most likely result in a diverse group of participants from a cross-section of disciplines and countries.

The course is primarily aimed at graduate students having some familiarity with Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Visual Arts or Romani Studies. Students will be invited to prepare a paper (c.a. 1000 words) or a performance piece to submit upon admission, which will be circulated in advance to be presented and discussed in groups with other students and faculty.

Course aim

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices? What is the potential in these slippages and iterations for different forms of agency, especially in light of the current violence confronting Romani subjects across Europe? The summer school will serve as a platform from which we can develop communities of scholarship and practice that feature Roma at their center, as well as a mentoring network, scholarly outputs and practical engagement with Romani communities through performance, artistic and scholarly practice.

Credits info

2 ECTS
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment.

Fee info

EUR 550: payable until May 28, 2017
EUR 500: The early bird fee option is available until April 30, 2017

Scholarships

Financial aid is available in the following categories:
• tuition waiver
• accommodation grant
• travel grant (full or partial)