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2012 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

Wednesday 19 September
10.00-13.00Official Opening (Haliç Congress Center)

Documentary Film about Turkish Roms

Prime Minister of Turkey
President of the Gypsy Lore Society
Mayor of Greater Istanbul Municipality
Mayor of Beyoğlu
17.00-19.00Opening of Photography exhibition (Beyoglu Municipal Art Gallery)
19.00-21.00Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors

Thursday 20 September (Haliç Congress Center)


09.45-10.30Opening of the 2012 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting with the Mayor of Beyoğlu

I Hall II Hall III Hall
11.00-12.00Thomas Acton. Beyond resistance to ethnic profiling.Daniele Viktor Leggio. Being Roma on YouTube: language choice, identity representation and performance.Sonia Tamar Seeman. Listening to symbolic violence in Sulukule: An Audiology of Echoes.

Abby Bardi. “No Reasoning with Them”: The Rhetoric of the Dale Farm Evictions.Yaron Matras and Hazel Gardner. Attitudes of English and Welsh Gypsies towards their language and its revival.Seren Dalay and Belma Kurtişoğlu. Nine Beat “Techno Music and Dance” among Silivri Roms.

13.30-15.00Nadezhda Georgieva-Stankova. Building Trenches or Bridges: The Language of Anti-Gypsy Hatred or Interethnic Tolerance in the Traditional and New Bulgarian Media.Sofiya Zahova. The Role of Language as Identity Marker of Gypsy Groups in Two Balkan States.
Carol Silverman. DJs and Balkan Gypsy Music: Balkan Beats, Brass, and Authenticity in Clubs and Festivals.

Claudia Tavani. Freedom of Expression or Prohibition of Racial Discrimination? Stigmatisation of Roma in the Media and in Political Speech in Italy. Victor Friedman. Romani Groups in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, and the roles of Albanian and Macedonian.Iren Kertész Wilkinson. Performance as Research Method:  Ethnomusicological Research amongst the Roma.

Delia Popescu and  Matthew Loveland. Creating the “Other”: Attitudes toward the Roma population in the European Union.Stefania Toma. Institutional Context and Everyday Practices of Romani Language Teaching in Romania.Martí Marfà Castán. Musicianship and Gypsyness: the musicianly role beyond the Romantic stereotype. The case of the Catalan Gitanos in Spain.
15.00-15.30Coffee break


Enkelejda Sula-Raxhimi. Notes on Biopolitics, Racism and the Nation-State in the Balkans: Roma in post-Communist Albania and in Independent Kosovo.

Márton Andras Balo and Szilvia Lakatos. The possibilities of a linguistic atlas of the Romani language in Hungary.Silvia Bruni. A frame drum player in Kosovo: Hatixhe Korlak of Prizren.

Margaret Greenfields. Gendered Approaches to Health Advocacy.Kimmo Granqvist. Finnish Romani: printed sources from the first half of the 20th centuryKai Åberg. Love, Tears and Knives: Masculinity and the Music of the Finnish Kaale.

Olga Magano and Maria Manuela Mendes. Gypsies and social policies in Portugal.Bruno Herin. The Northern Dialects of Domari.Domenico Staiti. Centrality and marginality: the music of women and effeminate men among Roms of Kosovo.
19.00-23.00Gala Dinner Evening
Performance and concert with Husnu Şenlendirici

Friday 21 September (Haliç Congress Center)

I Hall II Hall III Hall
10.00-11.00Natalia Gancarz and Slawomir Kapralski. Changing Aesthetics of Remembrance. From Commemorating Roma to Romani Commemoration?Charlotte Jones. A study in integration – the Romanian Roma cohort at Gorton Mount Primary School.
Anne Sutherland. Venezuelan Kalderasha in the United States.

Raluca Bianca Roman. Roma “culture clash”? Finnish Roma elite on Eastern European Roma migrants, Roma identity and transnational mobilization.
Christina Rodell Olgaç, Mikael Demetri and Angelina Dimiter-Taikon. The 1960s revisited – interviews with Kelderash Roma concerning their first experiences of formal education in the 1960s.David Scheffel. Child Brides (and Grooms) among Slovak Roma.
11.00-11.30Coffee break

11.30-12.30Anna Mirga, Stefano Piemontese and Bálint-Ábel Bereményi. Did National Roma Strategies learn from Shortcoming of the ‘Spanish Model’?Carol Rogers and Margaret Greenfields. Beyond Bereavement: Living with unresolved grief - the impact on the health and wellbeing of Gypsies and Travellers.Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov. Migration and Identities of Central Asian 'Gypsies'.

Bálint-Ábel Bereményi,  Anna Mirga and Elias Hemelsoet. Alternative Means of Civic Participation of the Roma.Pelin Tunaydin. Rescuing the Bears, Silencing the Bear-leaders: The Abolition of Bear Dancing in Turkey in the early 1990s.Sema Balaman. Mugats: The Life of Central Asian Gypsies.

14.00-15.30Roberta Medda-Windischer. The Roma: a socially disadvantaged group or a national minority ? Unravelling the dichotomy through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.Simon Brooks. Discourses about the Roma in a minority language culture – the Roma and Welsh-language culture in Wales, the British Isles.Bülent Kurtişoğlu.and Arda Eravci. The Effects of Romani Non-governmental Organizations on Life-style of Romani Society in Tekirdağ City.

Yaron Matras. Scholarship and the politics of Romani identity: Strategic and conceptual issues.Ilenia Ruggiu. Is begging a Roma cultural practice? Misuses of cultural narratives in legal reasoning.Harika Dauth. Urban Transformation, Identity Struggles and Gender: Relations of Roma, Kurds and Turks in Tarlabaşı/ Istanbul.

Márton Rövid. The Cosmopolitan Gypsy: On the Transcendence of National Citizenship in the Light of the Case of Roma, an Allegedly Non-territorial NationKitti Baracsi. School Narratives of Roma Girls in an Italian Camp and in Hungarian Suburban Quarter.
James Deutsch. “The Only True Gypsy Village in the Land”: Carlos de Wendler-Funaro and the Maspeth Settlement of New York.
15.30-16.00Coffee break

16.00-17.00Ayako Iwatani. Between Multiple Lands and Homelands: the Discourse of Indian Origin and the Sense of Belonging among “Gypsies” in Greece and Romania. Tamas Demeny. Notions of Violence in Hungarian Roma and African American Autobiographies.
Norah Benarrosh-Orsoni. Building a Reputation: Migration, architecture and social success among Romanian Romas

Barbara Tiefenbacher. A Box full of "Romani Features"? Constructions and Ascriptions of Romani Identity in Slovakia.Elsie Ivancich Dunin. Forty-five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia.Sheila Salo. “Death-defying human torpedoes”.
20.00Open air concert

Saturday 22 September

I Hall II Hall III Hall

László Fosztó. The social effects of migration on two Hungarian-Roma mixed villages in Transylvania (Romania).

Stephan Steiner. "Giving short shrift by flogging, hanging and beheading". A Roma Trial in the Age of Terror.Ana Rozanova. Role of Entrepreneurship for the Roma Women in Lithuania.

Stefan Benedik. Representations of historical discursive formations in debates on Romani migrations to the city of Graz (Austria).  

Viorel Achim. Social and ethnic aspects in the projects for the emancipation of Gypsies from slavery: Romanian Principalities, mid-19th century.Selin Önen. Roma and Dom Women Experience in Turkey.
11.00-11.30Coffee break

11.30-12.30Alexandra Clavé-Mercier. From a Bulgarian mahala to a French social housing. The impact of reception policies on subjectivities and identity dynamics of Roma: a case study.Alice Vezzoli. A particular Other: a Venetian document of 1719 as a case study on the relationship of the local community with the Gypsies.
Fida Bizri. The Profile of Two Dom Communies in Lebanon.

Danielle van Dobben, Gonca Tohumcu and Funda Oral. Identity and Cultural Heritage in a Dislocated Romani Community in Istanbul, Turkey.

Chalak Kaveh. Explaining the European Gypsy Policy – A comparison of “Zigeunerpolitik” in Norway and Germany 1900-1939.Yelis Erolova. Gypsies Muslim Leaders in Bulgaria.

14.00-15.30Juan Gamella. Gitano Pentecostal Baptism: An Essay in Visual Anthropology.Ann Ostendorf. Gypsies and Roma: Perceptions and Realities in Nineteenth-Century American History.Velcho Krastev and Evgenia Ivanova. The magical notions and practices in the beliefs of the Gypsies in Bulgaria.

Marcos Toyansk Silva Guimarais. Evangelical movement: a positive step towards a transnational community development? Danijel Vojak. The persecution of the Roma population in Croatia since their settlement in the 14th century until 1918.Hristo Kyuchukov. The Role of the Dreams in the Oral Tradition of Roma.

Magdalena Slavkova. Male and Female Pastors among the Bulgarian Evangelical Gypsies.
Sarah Carmona. Migration Memories with no Footprints: From “Back and Forth” Gypsies to “Moorish Gypsies”. Memorial and Historical Uprooting of the Migrant Spanish “Calés” in North African Colonies (end XIX c. - 1960).Tereza Dvořáková. Everyday forms of Gypsyness.
15.30-16.00Coffee break

16.00-17.00Chundra Cathcart. On Romani Prakritisms, borrowed and inherited.

Ismail Altinöz. Gypsies in Turkey from Ottoman Era to the Present.

Jenni Berlin. Integration or assimilation? The housing-related problems of Finnish Roma

Angela Costescu. Not Gypsy or Romanian, but a kind of both: the ambivalent identity of the Rudari people from Romania.Dragan Todorović and Ksenia Trofimova. “Zajde Basće”: the Rroma cult place in Niš.
Elisabetta Vivaldi. They call themselves Roma: health status and wellbeing of a marginalized community within mainstream society
17.00-17.30Coffee break

17.30-18.30Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society

Sunday 23 September: Tour of the City