CONFERENCE: Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution

April 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm
Barker Center, Thompson Room
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Margareta Matache

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host the Fifth Annual Roma Conference, Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution, at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day. The event will bring together academic, literary, artistic, and student communities to explore the contributions of the Roma community to global culture, arts, and material production.

The Harvard FXB Center has organized an event on International Roma Day for the past four years. Previous events have centered on social science, political and legal issues, with particular focus on questions of discrimination, disproportionate exposure to violence, stigma, and marginalization. This year, we intend to add a new emphasis to the discussion by documenting and contextualizing Roma creative and artistic achievement across a range of domains.

Additional information, including the conference agenda and the speaker bios, will follow soon. For inquires, contact Margareta Matache, instructor, Harvard FXB Center, and director of the Roma Program at Harvard. Email:

The conference is co-sponsored by the Berklee College of Music and the following departments and centers at Harvard University: The Center for European Studies, The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, The Mahindra Humanities Center, The Department of Music, The Provost’s Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.