First NAIRS Summer School for PhD students, August 22–25, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia

22-25.8. 2016
The Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies (NAIRS) is organising the first Summer School for PhD students in Bratislava, Slovakia, on August 22–25, 2016.
The purpose of the network is to foster European and national cooperation between academic institutions in all aspects of Romani studies. NAIRS coordinates practices and promotes multidisciplinary research on Roma, including studies of Roma culture, history, religion, politics and societal status, language, literature and folklore etc., and makes them available to a wider audience. Its overall objective is to develop Romani studies as a well-networked discipline and to cooperate with other academic fields.

Since NAIRS activities also aim to promote and conduct joint research projects, PhD supervision, student, post doc and staff exchanges and scholarly visits, as well as teaching cooperation between its member institutions, we are happy to open a call for applications for the First Summer School for PhD students, which will take place in Bratislava on August 22–25, 2016.
The objective of this meeting is to create an interdisciplinary space for the networking of young scholars in Romani studies. An interdisciplinary team of lecturers (linguists, ethnologists and sociologists) will present their researches and approaches to Romani studies and will share their experience and knowledge with Summer School participants. This being the first meeting, the event will be thematically open for any topics related to Romani studies.

There is no participation fee for the event, and NAIRS will provide bursaries to cover travel and accommodation expenses for most participants.

The maximum Summer School capacity is 22 participants.

General requirements for the participants

PhD student dealing with any aspect of Romani studies.
Preference will be given to students of NAIRS member institutions, but we encourage all interested PhD students to apply. 
In case you are interested in participating at the Summer school, please, submit your
CV, Letter of interest and Abstract of your research project (max. 1 page) to Daria Pritup, NAIRS, email address:
Deadline for applications: July 25, 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by July 29, 2016.

Presenters and Lecturers

Kimmo Granqvist

Department of Finnish, Finno­-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland and Södertörn University, the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Stockholm, Sweden

Viktor Elšík

Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Tatiana Podolinská

Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Tomáš Hrustič

Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Zdeněk Uherek

Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Daniel Škobla

Institute for Labour and Family Research, Bratislava, Slovakia

Martin Fotta  

Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Hristo Kyuchukov

Intercultural Family Counselling Department, ANE, Berlin, and Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

Preliminary agenda

Monday, Aug 22

Arrival of participants

Tuesday, Aug 23

Working day 1

Wednesday, Aug 24

Working day 2

Thursday, Aug 25 

Working day 3
Afternoon – closing of the Summer School and departure of participants