Public Lecture: "The Romani People and Their European Context"

12/01/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
UKAA Auditorium (W.T. Young Library)
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)
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Although the Romani language originated in India, it took its definitive shape in Europe. In this sense, the Romani people are as European as many other peoples who arrived in Europe during the Middle Ages, such as the Hungarians. This lecture will discuss the history and cultures of the Romani people and their place in discourses of Europe and nationhood.