Sep 25, 2012

CfP: Intl Conf on Europe’s Outsiders: The Persecution, Isolation, and Integration of the Roma (1945-the Present),” March 7th-8th 2013

Call for Papers Conference on “Europe’s Outsiders: The Persecution, Isolation, and Integration of the Roma (1945-the Present),” March 7th-8th 2013 Proposals for papers are now being accepted for a conference hosted by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. The conference will consist of three panels, chaired by an expert in the field, on the following topics: 1) The Roma and the Holocaust: Persecution and Aftermath 2) The Roma and the European Union: the Challenges of Integration 3) Perceptions and Misperceptions: the Roma and the Media This symposium, organized in three thematic panels, will be a forum for both sharing new research and creating dialogue within this multidisciplinary field. Each of the panels will feature, respectively: new research on the Roma and the Holocaust; comparative studies of the Roma in post-war Eastern and Western Europe; and finally, the ongoing dialogue on European citizenship, integration, and multiculturalism viewed through the perspective of media portrayal of Roma and Roma issues. While each panel has a different temporal and thematic focus, taken together they are intended to offer a comprehensive picture of the relationship between the Roma and Europe. We hope to highlight the changes and continuities from the Holocaust to the current Decade of Roma Inclusion. Interested scholars should submit an abstract and a CV by e-mail to romaconference@ utoronto. ca, by October 31st 2012. Subject to the availability of funds, the conference organizers will be able to subsidize participants’ travel and accommodation costs. Interested applicants are strongly urged to pursue alternative funding opportunities at their host institution. Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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