The Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology participated in the organization of the Gypsy Lore Society (GLS) World Congress in Brazil
The Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology participated in the organization of the Gypsy Lore Society (GLS) World Congress in Sao Paõlo, Brazil (October 3–6, 2023) Tatiana Zachar Podolinská and Elena Marushiakova, as members of the GLS Board of Directors, acted as members of the academic organizing committee of the congress, participated in the deliberations of the Board, made their own active contributions during the conference, and chaired their thematic panels as well as several conference sessions.
The congress was opened by the president of GLS, Tatiana Zachar Podolinská, as a keynote speaker. In her lecture, she paid attention to the need for an extension of the thematic and methodological scope of Romani studies by digital anthropology and ethnography, and the necessity of tracing the processes of making and presenting various types of identities on social networks and media. During the conference, several negotiations took place with academic institutions in Brazil, USA, France, Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Iceland.
The GLS Board of Directors decided that in 2024 the congress will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) and in 2025 in Paris (France). The Congress was closed by the Annual Meeting of GLS members, at which the president announced the Board's decision to relocate the company from the USA to Europe, due to more flexible administrative and financial operability.
The thematic panel dedicated to religiosity and spirituality among the Roma is the first output of the RELIROMA APVV-22-0389 project Research on religiosity, spirituality and non-religiosity among the Roma in Slovakia (July 1, 2023––June 30, 2027).
The Programme is HERE.
Prepared by Martina Wilsch, ÚESA SAV, v. v. i.
Foto: Tatiana Zachar Podolinská, Martin Zachar