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The Outskirts of the City: Swedish Roma life narratives and camp sites – Co-creative approaches to excavating a hidden cultural heritage

Author(s): Jonas Nordin

Year: 2016

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Summary

During most of the 20th century the Swedish Roma people were forced to be constantly travelling, and usually not being allowed to settle down within a municipality for more than a few weeks at a time. This changed in the mid 1960’s when the Swedish state made sure housing was found for the last members of the group still living in camps. The project "At the outskirts of the city – Swedish Roma life narratives and camp sites from the 20th Century," is based on interaction and cooperation between museum employees, archaeologists, ethnologists and Roma people. Together we explore this part of history through archaeology, archive studies and interviews with Roma people. An important part is an excavation of a former Roma camp, which is the first time such a site is excavated in Sweden.


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The Outskirts of the City: Swedish Roma life narratives and camp sites – Co-creative approaches to excavating a hidden cultural heritage. Jonas Nordin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434503)


Keywords

General
Camp Sites Margins Roma settlements

Geographic Keywords
Sweden Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
20th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: 11.113; min lat: 55.34 ; max long: 24.167; max lat: 69.06 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 634

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America