CfP: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

The scholarly study of race, racism, racialization, and racial capitalism on a global scale has significantly reframed our understanding of the nineteenth century. It has been established that ideas about race influenced the thoughts and experiences of all people who lived in the nineteenth century. Racial thinking permeated law, politics, science, and diplomacy. It supported colonizing projects, caused removal from traditional homelands, diminished access to resources, limited citizenship rights, criminalized individuals, and dislocated countless people around the world.

This two-day conference brings the scholarship on nineteenth-century racecraft into conversation with Romani history. The organizers invite contributors to consider the impact of racialization on Romani communities in the nineteenth century.

Possible topics to consider:

The intimate two-day conference will be centered around panels consisting of 20-minute presentations with extensive discussion. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Romani scholars and early-career scholars.

Please send an abstract (approx. 300 words) and a one-page CV by 1 February 2024 to

Accommodations will be covered. There is only a very limited budget for travel costs.


CfP: Racializing Romani People in the Nineteenth Century

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