The exhibition, which will last from 29.3 – 28.4.2024, strives to inform the public about the history of Romeyka, a Greek language still spoken in Turkey, and enhance public awareness around the endangered status of Romeyka in contemporary Turkey and its closest cognate, namely, Pontic Greek in Greece. Romeyka is currently spoken by a number of communities across the Trabzon region of Turkey and it presents us with an invaluable linguistic and sociocultural imprint which is soon to become extinct.
Based on long-term ethnographic work in the Black Sea, the exhibition will generate further reflections on endangered heritages and collective memory, as well as help us get a better grasp of localised experiences and how these can transform into cross-national ones; intergenerational stories of co-existence and displacement; and alternative modalities of being and belonging.
Curated by Prof. Ioanna Sitaridou, University of Cambridge and Queens’ College
University of Cambridge
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)
In partnership with:
Exeter College Oxford
British School at Athens
MOHA Research Center