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

2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies

The 2019 annual conference is scheduled for 15-17 August 2019 and will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland. It will be hosted by the University of Iceland. The call for papers will be distributed in late October 2018.


Photos from the 2018 Conference

View Mary Humphrey's photographs from the 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies. Credit the photographer if you use the photos.

Conference photos contributed by Harry Bryer and Matt T. Salo


Photos of Bucharest City and the excursion to Horezu and Costeşti contributed by Harry Bryer, Lena Israel, Airi Markkanen, and Matt T Salo.


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, 2018. 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.