Research – Events - Publications

Research Seminar Series of the IOS Economics Department

Time: Tuesdays, 2-3.30 pm
Place: IOS, until further notice via ZOOM, Registration.

Research Laboratory “History and Social Anthropology of (South) East Europe”

Time: Thursdays, 2-4 or 4-6 pm
Place: IOS, until further notice via ZOOM

Infrastructure in East and Southeast Europe in Comparative Perspective: Past, Present and Future

8th Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).

: 23 and 24 September
Time: For details see the program
Location: Online via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 884 439 7929, Kenncode: 337230) / Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 319).
Guests are welcome to join us online – link to be announced.

: 5 and 19 October, 16:00
Time: For details see the program
Location: Online via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 824 5820 1575, Kenncode: 797053).

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Publications in peer-reviewed and edited journals (selected)

Towards ethnography of archival silence: Romani memory of Nazi genocide confronts the Soviet records, La Ricerca Folklorica, Special Issue “Intersections between History and Anthropology in Romani Studies”.

Family memories of Roma as sources for Holocaust Studies: Insights from the Belarusian-Lithuanian border region, S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods, Documentation 4 (2).

The sedentarisation of Roma in the Soviet Union after 1956: A case study from the former Belarussian Soviet Socialist Republic. Romani Studies 5, 25 (1), 23-51.

Tsyganskij sud v Belarusi (vtoraja polovina XX – nachalo XXI veka) [Gypsy court in Belarus in the second half of the 20th – the beginning of the 21st century]. In: Histarychna-arhealahichny zbornik [Articles in History and Archeology], 27 (1), 17-26.

Svadebnyje obrjady Tsygan Belarusi [Gypsy wedding in Belarus], Pytanni Mastactwasnaŭstwa, Ėtnalogii i Falklarystyki [Questions of Art History, Ethnology and Folklore], 8 (1), 280-288.

Obschestvennye tradicii Tsygan Belarusi [Social traditions of Gypsies in Belarus], Vesnik Belaruskaga Dzjarzhaŭnaga Universitėta [Journal of the Belarusian State University], No. 3, 20-30.

Tsygane Belarusi: skvoz’ prizmu transformacii [Gypsies in Belarus: In the light of transformation]. Interstitio. Eastern European Review of Historical and Cultural Anthropology 2 (2), 17-29.

Research monographs

(together with Alexandra Hurko and others). Kto zhivet v Belarusi [Peoples of Belarus]. Minsk: Belaruskaja navuka. 799 p. ISBN: 978-985-08-1263-6.

Chapters in books and edited volumes

Romani family before and during the Holocaust - How much do we know? Ethnographic-historical study in the Belarusian-Lithuanian border region, in Eliyana R. Adler and Kateřina Čapková, eds. Family in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath, Rutgers University Press.

Let the victims speak. Memories of Belarusian Roma as sources for genocide studies. In: Alexander Friedman and Rainer Hudemann (Hrsg.), Diskriminiert – vernichtet – vergessen. Behinderte in der Sowjetunion, unter nationalsozialistischer Besatzung und im Ostblock 1917–1991, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 499-507.

“Von welchen Roma stammst du?” Antworten auf die Frage nach der Identität belarussischer Roma. In: Thomas M. Bohn, Rayk Einax und Julian Mühlbauer (Hrsg.) Bunte Flecken in Weißrussland. Erinnerungsorte zwischen Polnisch-Litauischer Union und Russisch-Sowjetischem Imperium. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 189-199.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

“From which Roma are you?”, or “Where are you from?” Gypsies’ identities in contemporary Belarus. In: Barbara Schrammel-Leber and Barbara Tiefenbacher (eds.) Grazer Romani Publikationen 2. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, Graz: Grazer Linguistische Monographien, 97-105.

Metodika polevyh etnographicheskih issledovanij Tsyganskoj kultury [Methodology of ethnographic fieldwork in Gypsy communities]. In: Tadeush Novogrodsky et alii (eds.): Ethnokulturnoe razvitie Belarusi v XIX – nachale XXI veka: materialy mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii [Proceedings of the conference “Ethno-cultural development of Belarus in the 20th - the beginning of the 21st century”], Minsk: BSU, 17-22.

Review Articles

Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia. By Anika Walke, Oral History Review (12) 2016, 133-137.