The Rromani Connection website
UK Seminar on Rromani History and Culture
The seminar took place on the third floor lecture theatre of the King William Building, Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, between 10.30am and 4.00 on the 3rd June 2008.
Among those who contributed to the discussion were:
Professor Ian F. Hancock, Director of the Romani Archives and Documentation Center. University of Texas at Austin on "Mind the Doors! The Contribution of Linguistics"
Dr. Adrian Marsh, of the University of Greenwich, on narratives of origin and the Romanlar/Domlar/Lomlar Gypsies and Gocebe/Gezginler/Abdallar of Turkey.
Mr.Valdemar Kalinin, of Camden Education Service, on The construction of Romani History in the former Soviet Union.
Mr Damian Le Bas Jr. of the University of Oxford on The possible implications of diasporic consciousness for Romani identity
Introduction was by the Chair, Mr Gregory Kwiek,
Stockholm University Institute of Ethnology, and Chair of
the Romano Pasos Research Centre
Left to right: Prof Ian Hancock, Mr. Veerendra Rishi (Director of the Indian Institute of Romani Studies), Mr Gregory Kwiek,
Ms. Yvonne Slee (Co-ordinator of the Romani Life Society of Australia), Mr. Valdemar Kalinin and Mr. Peter Harris.
Prof Ian Hancock lecturing on the Romani history.
Dr. Adrian Marsh giving his presentation at the seminar
BBC Rokker Radio presenter, Jake Bower with Yvonne Slee.
Enisa having her portrait sketched by Roma artist, Ferdinand Koci.
Polish Roma band, Romani Rad playing at a concert at Conway Hall, London
Prof. Ian Hancock giving a talk at Conway Hall the following day after the seminar.
Ian (Yanko), Vonnie and Florina relaxing during a break at the concert at Conway Hall.
Romani Rad and dancers performing in Conway Hall.
Indian band and dance group performing at the British Library
Yvonne with BBC Three Counties Early Morning Riser program presenter, Gareth Lloyd, at the studios in Luton.
Ferdinand Koci sketching Ian Hancock
Enisa Brizani (TV and Radio reporter, Slovenia) with Florina
Florina and Yvonne
A couple of YouTube clips by Alembic.tv filmed at Conway Hall in London from the 'Coming and Going' DVD
(Click on the pictures to watch)