Dr Adrian R Marsh, PhD, Researcher in Romani Studies
Afterword by artist and researcher Imogen Bright Moon
Rosemary Cisneros, Coventry University
Online production and editing
Adina Ciociou, Europeana Foundation
Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation
Adrian Murphy, Europeana Foundation
WEAVE project editorial coordination
Sofie Taes, KU Leuven / Photoconsortium
Thanks to ERIAC and WEAVE project partners
Dr Adrian R. Marsh is of U.K. Romany-Traveller origins, a Researcher in Romani Studies and an expert consultant in Romani and Traveller early years education, working with Romani, Gypsy and Traveller communities and NGOs (such as the Romani Cultural & Arts Company) in the UK, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt, and across Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
He gained a PhD in Romani Studies from the University of Greenwich, London (2008), an MA in South East European and Turkish area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1998) and was awarded a BA first-class honours degree in East European history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (1996), where he won the Andrew Ferguson Memorial Prize for his dissertation on royal women and power, in the Ottoman Empire (1996).
Marsh has taught Romani Studies at universities in London, Malmö, Lund, Stockholm, Cairo, Istanbul and Lyon and has held an Economic and Social Research Council fellowship as Researcher in Romani Studies at University of Greenwich, London (2007-2008).
He is currently living in Istanbul, where he leads the International Romani Studies Network, an NGO he established there, in 2002. Marsh has published numerous articles on Romani identity, history and religiosity, edited collections from international conferences on Romani studies and contributed to various conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals on education for Romani and Traveller children, as well as co-authoring the entry for 'Roma' in the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration.
Imogen Bright Moon (b.1983) is a British Romani artist, creating contemporary works through her studio/site-based material practice, culminating in the exploration of large textile-based installations. Imogen’s practice has an intersectional focus on areas of artistic visibility/invisibility, including hidden ethnicity (GRT), neurodiversity (HFA), motherhood and maternal mental health, and object-centred narratives. In tandem with her studio practice, Imogen is also a researcher, writer and textile-crafts historian, with particular emphasis on cultural languages implicit in making methodologies and crafted objects. Imogen is a 2022 recipient of Gypsy Maker 5 (Romani Cultural & Arts Company / Arts Council Wales).
This exhibition was created in the framework of the CEF-project WEAVE - Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana, which aims to develop guidelines to link the tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities, safeguarding the rich and invaluable cultural heritage which they represent.
WEAVE project partners
IN2 Digital Innovations (coordinator)
Centre De Recerca I Difusió De La Imatge, Ajuntament De Girona
European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
PédeXumbo - Associação para a Promoção da Musica e da Dança
PHOTOCONSORTIUM - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage
Think Code Ltd.
TOPFOTO - Topham Partners LLP - United Kingdom
Universidade Nova de Lisboa