LIVING ARCHIVE: PERFORMING MEMORY OF ROMA POLITICS RomArchive ( Launching event in Budapest, March 6-7, 2019

February 19, 2019

RomArchive, the Digital Archive of the Roma makes the arts and cultures of Roma visible and illustrates their contribution to European cultural history. Its collection contains materials from the ten archive sections: Dance, Film, Flamenco, Literature, Music, Theatre & Drama, Visual Arts, Politics of Photography, the Romani Civil Rights Movement, and the Holocaust (“Voices of the Victims”). These materials focus on self-representation and have been acquired from private collections, museums, archives, and libraries around the world. Through narratives told by Roma themselves, RomArchive creates a reliable source of knowledge that will be accessible internationally on the Internet to counteract stereotypes and prejudices with facts.

The Budapest events on the occasion of the launch of RomArchive will introduce RomArchive’s sections on Film, Politics of Photography, and Visual Arts, with a special focus on the section on Romani Civil Rights Movement. Organized by the Central European University, Romani Studies Program ( in collaboration with RomArchive, and Gallery8- Roma Contemporary Art Space of the European Roma Cultural Foundation (, and Goethe Institute, Budapest.

March 6, Wednesday:

/Venue: Három Holló Café, 1052-Budapest, Piarista köz 1./

19:00                Exhibition opening of Henrik Kállai, painter.

March 7, Thursday:

/Venue: Central European University, 1051-Budapest, Nador u. 15. #103/

10:00-10:10       Welcoming notes, Eva Fodor, Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities,                               CEU

10:10-10:35       Introduction of the RomArchive, Isabel Raabe and Franziska Sauerbrey

10:35-10:55       Film Section of the RomArchive, Kata Barsony

10:55-11:20       Politics of Photography, André Raatzsch

11:20-11:40       Visual Arts, Timea Junghaus

11:40-12:00        Narration of the Hungarian Roma Civil Rights Movement, Angéla Kóczé

12:00-13:00       LUNCH   (Nador u. 15 Lower Foyer)

13:00-14:30       Roundtable discussion about the Hungarian Roma Civil Rights Movements,                                   Moderated by Ernő Kadét

                           Participants: Judit Berki, Gábor Bernáth, Ágnes Daróczi, Aladár Horváth,

                           Gábor Iványi, Jenő Setét, Júlia Szalai.     

14:30-15:00       Coffee Break (Nador u. 15 Lower Foyer)

15:00-16:00       ROMA HEROES- Five European Monodrama book pre-launch by the                                             Independent Theater Hungary,

                           Supported by Goethe Institute, Budapest 

16:00-17:30       „Icons of the Hungarian Roma Civil Rights Movement”- Exhibition opening (CEU                             Nador 9, Octagon)

Please see the poster attached.

***   Followed by reception   ***