Festival of Culture


Representing Europe’s Roma and Travellers: Research, Art, and Activism

05 June 2019, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

A palm reader’s caravan at Appleby fair, by Damian Le Bas

Come to explore a range of experiences of researching and representing gypsies and travellers across Europe and the UK.

This event is free.

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The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square

A conversation with:

  • Dr Daniel Baker, Romani Gypsy and artist, researcher, and curator, including of FUTUROMA for the 2019 Venice Biennale
  • Professor Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology), a leading expert on the ethnography and historical ethnography of Roma and Gypsies in Europe, and on Roma under the Nazis
  • Dr Anna Hoare (UCL Anthropology), who will tell us about her research on post-nomadic architecture and settlement forms in Ireland and the UK and her work developing an an online interactive map of London from the perspectives of Romanies, Irish Travellers and Showpeople for the organisation 'London Gypsies and Travellers’
  • Dr Judit Durst (UCL Anthropology), who will share some of her findings around Hungarian Roma labour migration to the UK, and the hidden costs of changing social class for university educated Roma from disadvantaged family backgrounds.

This event, co-hosted by the UCL European Institute and the Wiener Library,

Image: A palm reader’s caravan at Appleby fair, by Damian Le Bas

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