Forgotten, Ignored, and Distorted Histories of Romani People: Past and Present

Thursday, September 29, 2022

12:00 pm

Online

Open to the Public

The first event in the year-long virtual series "The Marginalized and the Erased", featuring Ethel Brooks, Ioanida Costache, and László Csősz.

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Free

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The historical record is marked by voids: elided events; disappeared people; erased accounts; marginalized communities. 

The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (CUNY Graduate Center), in association with the School of General Studies and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Stockton University) and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (New York University), offers a year-long virtual series, The Marginalized and the Erased, to tackle a number of those blank spots.

In this first event of the series, groundbreaking scholars Ethel Brooks, Ioanida Costache, and László Csősz move between past and present as they plumb the history of anti-Roma racist violence, and the erasure of that history even as the violence persists. Drawing upon testimonies and documents, their presentations reveal individual, communal, and institutional obstacles to remembrance and education. Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, award-winning scholar Prof. Ethel Brooks serves (among many positions) as Chair of the Board of the European Roma Rights Center.  Dr Ioanida Costache, recipient of a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on Romani historical trauma and artistic practice.  Prof. László Csősz, historian and senior archivist at the National Archives of Hungary is also a Claims Conference University Partnership in Holocaust Studies Senior Lecturer at the ELTE University in Budapest. His current project explores the wartime history of the Hungarian Roma. 

Chair: Debórah Dwork


Hosted by:

The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, The Graduate Center—City University of New York
 
In association with:

  • Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations
  • The School of General Studies and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University
  • The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University