Annual Meeting


The Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies

Gypsy Lore Society meetings are held on an annual basis and are rotated among different US cities and other countries. Meetings typically include presentations of recent research, discussion sessions, exhibits and films. Gypsy Lore Society members receive discounts on meeting registration fees.

Recent conferences have been held at


  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (2003)
  • Bratislava, Slovakia (2014)
  • Budapest, Hungary (2002)
  • Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova (2015)
  • Florence, Italy (1999)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (2013)
  • Universidad de Granada, Spain (2005)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2010)
  • Graz, Austria (2011)
  • Istanbul, Turkey (2012)
  • University of Helsinki, Finland (2009)
  • University of Manchester, England (2007)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England (2004)
  • University of Cyprus, Nicosia (2017)
  • Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden (2016)
  • Tucson, Arizona, USA (2006)
  • Washington, DC, USA (2000, 2008)
Complete list of Annual Meetings and Conferences

2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies

 

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held in Bucharest, Romania, September 4 to 7, 2018.

 

The meeting is being jointly organised on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy and the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest.

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.


Proposals for open panels, pre-arranged panels, and individual papers are welcome. Please note that each conference attendee may submit only one proposal (for an individual paper or paper within a panel).


Open panel:


Your proposal for an open panel should be up to but no more than 500 words long. This can be published as a call for papers after approval of the panel. Deadline for receiving panel proposals is January 31, 2018; deadline for receiving abstracts for the panel is March 31, 2018.

 

Pre-arranged panel:


Your proposal for a pre-arranged panel should be up to but no more than 250 words long. We also ask for an abstract of 250 words for each individual paper. Deadline for panel proposals is January 31, 2018; deadline for the abstracts of the individual papers constituting the panel is March 31, 2018.

 

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 proposals of panels and papers 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.

 

The language of the conference is English, but we also welcome proposals of pre-arranged panels in French. The participants to these panels should, however, come from at least two different academic institutions.


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 by April 30, 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.


Photos from the 2017 Conference

View Mary Humphrey's photographs from the 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies. Credit the photographer if you use the photos.

Conference photos by László Fosztó.

Video of photos by Chryso Pelekani and University of Cyprus students.

Conference photos by Chryso Pelekani and University of Cyprus students.







Photos from the 2016 conference

Photos by Viorel Achim, László Fosztó, and Matt T. Salo.

Photos from the 2015 Conference

View Mary Humphrey's photographs from the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies.


Financial Aid

Gypsy Lore Society

Through the generosity of its members, the Gypsy Lore Society will award two stipends of $500 each to eligible Conference participants.

Applicants should currently be enrolled in a PhD program or those up to three years past completion of their PhD  requirements.

Their conference papers should be accepted.

They should not have received aid for meeting attendance from another source.

Applicants should send a letter of application to the Gypsy Lore Society treasurer, sheila.salo@gmail.com, by July 15, 2017. The letter should indicate your school and program and what other sources of aid are available to you.

The review committee will announce the awards by July 30, 2018.


Future Meetings

Watch this space for updates on coming meetings.

2018    Bucharest, Romania
2019    Reykjavik, Iceland


Aid to Early-Career Scholars

A fund to aid early-career scholars to attend future meetings has been established. You may contribute to the fund here.