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The Roma in History

Date: 3 June 2013 Time: 2.00-3.30

Venue: Bowland North SR 26

The Department of History will be running a three-day programme of lectures, discussions and live performances on Roma music and history, led by Professor Michael Beckerman.

All lectures will be held in Bowland North SR 26, and alnyone iswelcome to attend.

Monday, June 3rd

2PM Prof. Judith Okely (University of Oxford/University of Hull), 'Historical and Ethnographic research on the Romany Gypsies, Travellers and Roma'

3:30 PM Siv Lie (New York University), 'Fieldwork as History, History as Fieldwork'

Tuesday, June 4th

2 pm Prof Michael Beckerman (Lancaster/New York University), 'The Search for Roma as the Search for History'

3:30 pm Petra Gelbart (New York University) and Michael Beckerman, 'Roma, Music, Holocaust/Porajmos, Memory'

Concert 7:30 pm: The Storey Institute in The Music Room

"From'Gypsiness'to Romani Music" (Mike Beckerman, Petra Gelbart, Siv Lie)

Wednesday, June 5th

2 pm Siv Lie '"Everyoneis proud of Django!": Cultural Politics and Romani Representation in Jazz Manouche'?

3:30 pm Lecture discussion on Django, Jazz and Gypsiness

Concert 7:30 pm: The Storey Institute in The Music Room

"Django's Legacy" (Special Guests: Lollo Meier, Samuel C Lees and Friends)

The concerts are open to everybody but please email to confirm attendance for which day/days and numbers in your party.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: History


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