Seminar: Jews, Roma and the Nordic Countries – Current Research, New Perspectives,  University College London, 6-7 September 2018

Seminar: Jews, Roma and the Nordic Countries – Current Research, New Perspectives

 University College London, 6-7 September 2018

Recent years have seen a rise in number of research projects that have dealt with the development of the social status of Jews and Roma in the Nordic welfare states. Individual projects and research teams have analysed migration, ethnic relations, social, economic and linguistic integration, and the boundaries of the welfare state. Antisemitism and Romaphobia, both historic and current, have also received academic attention. Today’s political climate in the Nordic countries has increased the need for research in these fields.

 The idea of the proposed seminar Jews, Roma and the Nordic Countries – Current Research, New Perspectives is to discuss recent research trends concerning Jews and Roma in the Nordic countries, and to acquaint scholars working on these themes in Finland, Scandinavia and UK.

 We welcome papers and presentations that discuss individual and/or group research projects in various disciplines, feature current research, deal with the gaps and demands in the field, and set future goals. Besides networking the seminar hopes to look into possibilities of joint applications for research projects.

 The seminar is arranged jointly by the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European (SSEES) and the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS), University of Helsinki. 

 There is no fee for the seminar. We are able include eighteen papers of presentation.

 If you wish to participate, please send the abstract of your proposed paper (300 words excluding references) and a short bio by 15 May 2018 to s.muir@ucl.ac.uk and r.valijarvi@ucl.ac.uk. Each talk is 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions. We will notify the acceptance of your papers by the end of May.

 If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 We look forward to seeing you in September,

Simo Muir
Riitta Valijärvi
Peter Stadius
Lily Kahn

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