2018 Call for papers

Call for Papers

Contributions from various disciplines and perspectives on any aspect of Gypsy / Romani Studies are most welcome, but substantive scholarly papers will be given priority. Papers should be 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes allotted for discussion.

Both papers intended for an organized panel and individual papers are welcome. Each conference attendee may submit only one proposal (for an individual paper or paper within a panel).

Individual papers:

Please send your abstract of no more than 250 words and indicate whether this is an open submission, or a submission to a particular panel. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the academic program committee, which includes representatives of the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors and local organisers. If your paper is submitted to a panel, the convenors of the particular panel also will review the abstract. Deadline: March 31, 2018.


All submissions:

Please send your abstracts in plain text format (no tables or charts) in the body of an e-mail message (not as an attachment) in English to the academic program committee, gypsyloresociety.conference@gmail.com, subject line 2018 GLS Annual Meeting and Conference.


All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the academic program committee. Submissions should include the paper title, abstract, subject keywords, author’s name, institutional affiliation (if relevant), address, daytime telephone and e-mail address. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 31, 2018 and you will be notified if your paper has been accepted on April 15, 2018.

Academic program committee members are Viorel Achim, Cristina Gudin, Elena Marushiakova, and Sheila Salo.

Please address all conference inquiries to the Program Chair, Viorel Achim, viorelachim61@gmail.com. More information about the conference will be published in the coming issues of the Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society, on the Gypsy Lore Society website, www.gypsyloresociety.org/annual-meeting, and on the websites of the local organisers: www.iini-minorities.ro/2018glsconference and www.istorie.unibuc.ro/2018glsconference.

Organized Panels

Eight organized panels have been accepted. Abstracts of the panels and contact information of the organizers are posted here.

To submit an abstract to a particular organized panel, follow the guidelines above.