Anthropology, Romany studies, Socio-linguistics

Co-sponsored by the PHARE Project, Hungary

Course date

5 July - 23 July, 2004
Application deadline:
15 February, 2004
Course Director(s): 

Janos Ladanyi

Sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Michael Stewart

University College London, UK / Open City Docs Festival in London, UK/ Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Tibor Derdak

Hungarian Ministry of Education, Budapest, Hungary

Paloma Gay y Blasco

Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews, UK

Aladar Horvath

Roma Press Center, Budapest, Hungary

Csilla Kato

Visual Anthropology Foundation, Sibiu, Romania

Iren Kertesz Wilkinson

Sociology and Anthropology, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Katalin Kovalcsik

Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Leo Lucassen

University of Amsterdam, History, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yaron Matras

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK

Judith Okely

IGS Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK

Eva Sobotka

European Agency for Fundamental Rights., External Relations , Vienna, Austria

Alenka Spreizer

University of Primorska, Humanities, Social Anthropology, Koper, Slovenia

Peter Szuhay

Ethnographic Museum, Budapest, Hungary

The course will show how it is possible to conduct important and productive research in this area, and then how to integrate Roma issues into teaching programmes, and how a richer and deeper understanding of Roma changes ones perception not just of ‘Gypsies’ but of non-Roma and the societies we all live in. It will in particular examine the current teaching of Romany Studies (Romologia) in the region from primary school through to Social Worker and Police Academies and try and devise proposal for improvements of this provision.

The summer school will contain elements of learning common to all participants and modular elements as described in the detailed course description. There will be an opportunity for all to approach basic understandings from Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Sociology. Then there will be the chance to specialise in parallel sessions. All students will participate together in sessions examining international Romology materials (brought by students from abroad); in fieldwork and in course preparation work.

Course specific application requirement

Applicants should send a brief statement about the teaching of Romany issues in their country and a statement of willing to investigate these before attending the summer school so as to be able to produce a 10-15 page text on the teaching of Romany issues in their country.