Understanding the clashes between historians and Roma activists
2016 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. IX, no 3, 37-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper deals with the dilemmas scholars can run into when they encounter the conflict between political activists and what can be proven by evidence. The disputewith historians revolves around what the anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot terms “Silencing the past”. This is certainly true in the case of the Roma and genocide.What complicates the case is that a long-standing memory is part of a still ongoing political activist campaign to build a recognized memory for all of Europe’s Roma.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. IX, no 3, 37-48 p.
Genocide, Roma, memory studies, historical truth
Research subject Baltic and East European studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31063Local ID: 1289/42/2009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31063DiVA: diva2:1044311
ProjectsTime, Memory and Representation
FunderRiksbankens JubileumsfondThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies