"Tsiganes"-"Nomades" : un malentendu européen

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Please note, mandatory registration for this day: 01.53.01.17.42 (specify the sessions).
Thursday 6th October
The Shoah Memorial
| 17 Rue Geoffroy l’ Asnier 75004 Paris| Metro stations Pont-Marie & Saint-Paul|

  • Roma in Nazi Europe : New Historical Aspects.


9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Introduction by Catherine Coquio | Paris 8
Chair: Annette Wieviorka| CNRS

Henriette Asséo| Historian, EHESS| The Advent of Historiography: from Post-War to Present.

Frank Sparing| Historian, University of Düsseldorf| The Persecution of Gypsies under the Nazi Regime and the policy of restrictive compensation in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Alain Reyniers| Anthropologist from the Université Catholique de Louvain| The Case of France and Belgium. State of the Question and Memory.

Licia Porcedda| Doctoral student in history at EHESS. Ph.D. in Literature in Italy| The Measures of Control, Detention and Deportation of Gypsies in Italy during World War II.

2 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Chair: Jean-Yves Potel
Historian, The Shoah Memorial

Martin Holler| Historian. Humboldt University, Berlin| Nazi persecution of Soviet Roma 1941-1944.

Mikhail Tyaglyy| Historian, Research associate at the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine| Nazi Occupation Policies and the Mass Murder of the Roma in Ukraine.

Slide show| “In the soldier’s eye”. When the Wehrmacht soldiers took pictures of Eastern Roma 1940 – 1945| From the personal collection of Emmanuelle Stitou.

Chair: Pierre Pachet, Writer.

Tatiana Sirbu| Historian, Université Libre de Belgique| The deportation of Bessarabian Gypsies to Transnistria (1942-1944) :
In-Between History and Memory.

Michael Stewart| Anthropologist, University College, London| The Persecution of Hungarian Tsiganes during World War II.

7 p.m.
Screening of the film Mémoires tsiganes: l’autre génocide| France, documentary, 70 min, 2011, Kuiv prod| In the presence of the director and the film crew.

Friday 7th October
Université Paris 8 | Amphi X
| 2 rue de la Liberté, 93526 Saint-Denis | Metro Saint-Denis Université |

9.30 a.m. – 12 p .m.

Welcome Speech by Pascal Binczak
President of Paris 8

Chair of the session: Eric Lecerf
Philosophy, Paris 8

  • Is Anti-Gypsyism Racism?

Leonardo Piasere| Anthropologist. Department of Philosophy, Verona University| What Is Anti-Gypsyism?
Bertrand Ogilvie| Philosopher, Paris 10| Production of hate.
Marie Cuillerai| Philosopher, Paris 8| “Tsigane”, “Gypsy”, “Nomad” – what is a people?
Catherine Coquio| Comparative Literature, Paris 8| To be or not to be European?

2 p.m.

Chair: Eric Fassin| ENS-IRIS-EHESS

Ilsen About| Historian, IRIS-EHESS| Include, Exclude. The Turn in Roma Policies in Western Europe, 1900-1930.
Xavier Rother| Historian, Nimes| The Ways of Differentiation. Political, Economic and Social aspects of the Image of Gitanos in Francoist Spain.

3.30 p.m.

Chair: Laurent Jeanpierre| Political science, Paris 8

Celia Donert| Historian, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam| Citizens of Gypsy Origin: Roma Rights in Socialist Czechoslovakia.
Nando Sigona | Social sciences, University
of Oxford | In-between competing
imaginaries of statehood: Roma, Ashkali
and Egyptian (RAE) leadership in newly
independent Kosovo.

5 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Chair: Samuel Delepine | Geographer, Université d’Angers

  • The ”Roma Question”: Europe in Question.

Emmanuela Igntoiu-Sora| Jurist, Vrije Universitei Brussels | European Roma Policy : Developments and Challenges.

Roundtable session
National Policies in the Current European Context
Stéphane Lévêque | FNASAT, Livia Jarocka | Hungarian “Roma” MEP (tbc), Henriette Asséo, Alain Reyniers, Leonardo Piasere, Eric Fassin, Michael Stewart.

7.30 p.m.
Concert-Reading | Amphi X
The Four Posthumous Lives of Django Reinhardt
By Patrick Williams, Raymond Boni (guitar) and Bastien Boni (string bass).

Saturday 8th October
Institut Hongrois
|92 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris| Metro Saint-Placide| Tel 01.43.26.06.44| 9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.|

  • European Exoticism or Interactive Cultural Construct? Ethnology, Anthropology, Literature.

9.30 a.m.
Welcome speech and introduction by MM. Balázs Ablonzy | Institut Hongrois | and  Michel Wievorka | FMSH.

Chair: Jean Pierre Dozon
Anthropologist, MSH.

Martin Olivera | Ethnologist, Urba Rom | The Construction of Romanes. Assumed Misunderstanding and the Sociocultural Dynamics in Gypsy Communities.  

Iulia Hasdeu | Anthropologist, University of Geneva| Women, Culture and Ethnicity. Reflections on the Border Between Roma and Gadji.

Chair: Leonardo Piasere | Anthropologist, Department of Philosophy, Verona.

Gérard Dessons | French Literature, Paris 8 |
Eternal Wandereres. .

Jean-Luc Poueyto | Anthropologist, Université de Pau | Gypsies and  Writing : an Epistemological Problem.

2 p.m. – 6.30. p.m.

Chair: Lucie Campos | Comparative Literature, Paris 8, Institut Français.

Elisabeth Tauber | Anthropologist, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano | Time and territory - these are the others. Ethnographic
reflections on philosophical constructions.

Alain Reyniers | Anthropologist, Université de Louvain | Speaking of Jan Yoors : Ethnology and Literature.

  • Different Perspectives on Hungary

Chair: Michael Stewart
Anthropologist, London / Budapest

Cécile Kovacshazy | Comparative Literature, Limoges – Bremen | Hungarian Romany Novelists of “Ordinary Life”.  József
Holdosi (Kanyak: Regeny, Hungarian Edition, 1978) and Menyhért Lakatos (Couleur de fumée, French Edition, 1975).

Kata Horvath | Anthropologist, University of Pécs | “Don’t panic, We Are Negroes.”

Livia Jaroka | Anthropologist, Hungarian Roma MEP | From Anthropological Reflection to the Political Engagement in EU.

8.30 p.m.
Concert | Transylvanian Gypsy Band
Palatka Band

Sunday 9th October
Petit Palais
| City of Paris Fine Art Museum | Avenue Winston Churchill | 75008 Paris 8 | Metro Franklin-Roosevelt | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |

10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Chair: Sarah Al-Matary
French Literature, Lyon 2

  • Language, Philology, Politics.

Jean-Louis Georget | CRIA/EHESS – Institut français d’histoire en Allemagne, Frankfurt | The Construction of Racial Categories by German Linguists in the Early Nineteenth Century : the Case of Gypsies from the Work of Franz Bopp and Friedrich Max Müller.

Cécile Canut | Linguistics, Université Paris-Descartes | From Playing with Romanes to Political Construction of the Romany language.

Jean-Yves Potel | Historian, The Shoah Memorial| “Papusza” and “Ficowski” in Communist Poland.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Images and Presences of Tsiganes in Artistic and Literary Creation.

Chair: Catherine Servant
INALCO, Paris

Claude Mouchard | Literature Paris 8, Po&sie Revue| Gypsy Footprints (Janacek, Hrabal).

Henriette Asséo| Historian, EHESS| Speaking of Ilona Lackova, Author of  “ False Dawn: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia (Interface Collection)”.

Chair: Claude Mouchard

Martin Smaus: Writer, Author of “Petite, allume feu...”(French Edition).

Tiphanie Samoyault | Comparative Literature, Paris 8 | Representation of Gypsies in Contemporary Novel,  speaking of ”Zoli” written by Colum McCann.


Conclusion by Catherine Coquio and Jean-Luc Poueyto