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2020 Conference Postponed, 2021 Conference Scheduled

posted Jun 29, 2020, 7:23 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Jun 29, 2020, 7:23 AM ]

After quite some consideration, taking into account the responses we have gathered from you as well as the possibilities of a hybrid conference format that would combine on-site and on-line meeting for those that cannot come, the organization committee has finally decided to postpone the 2020 Gypsy Lore Society Conference on Romani Studies. 

 

The conference is now scheduled for September 8-10, 2021. The venue remains the same. We hope we will be able to welcome all of you in Prague. 

 

The conference will work with all panels and abstracts accepted for the originally planned conference, unless presenters and conveners decide on changes. We will also open a new call to enable the participation of other researchers interested and the presentation of new research.

 

Thank you very much for all your support and interactions so far. We look forward to continued cooperation during the preparation of GLS 2021. We will keep you informed of all further developments.

Two Win 2019 Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies

posted Apr 29, 2020, 1:52 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Apr 29, 2020, 2:03 PM ]

The screening committee of the Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies has announced two winners of the prize for the 2019 competition. The winners are Antonio Montañés Jimenez for the paper “Gitano Christian politics of memory: Remembering and belonging” and Ionela Bogdan for “Stories of their own: Roma women in Romania and the everyday life under Communist regime. An oral history research.

Abstracts of the winning papers are posted on the Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars' Prize page of the Gypsy Lore Society website.

The Gypsy Lore Society established the Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in Romani Studies. The prize is a cash award of $500.  The winning papers will be published, after any necessary revisions, in an issue of the journal Romani Studies.

The deadline for receipt of papers for the next round of the competition is November 30, 2020. The full announcement is available on the Gypsy Lore Society web site, http://www.gypsyloresociety.org.

2020 Gypsy Lore Society Conference -- Deadline for Abstracts Extended

posted Mar 20, 2020, 7:02 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 7:02 AM ]

Due to the uncertainties associated with the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to April 7, 2020.

The organizing committee suggests that authors submit their abstracts and prepare their papers. If the conference must be canceled  your papers will be ready for next year.

Of course you will be kept informed of any changes in plans.

The current schedule is as follows:

7th April - deadline for abstract submissions
15th April - we will send email about acceptance of abstracts to the contributors
15th June - from this date the participation fee can be paid

Romani Studies E-mail Address

posted Mar 12, 2020, 8:19 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Mar 12, 2020, 8:21 AM ]


Please use the following e-mail address to contact Romani Studies: romanistudies.authors@gmail.com.

This address supersedes any previous ones.

2020 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Stidies -- Call for Papers

posted Feb 12, 2020, 12:26 PM by Sheila Salo

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies is scheduled for September 16–18, 2020 in Prague.

Gypsy Lore Society conferences are among the most significant annual scholarly events devoted to Romani Studies worldwide. Each year the event is located in a different place, and is organized by the Gypsy Lore Society in cooperation with local academic institutions. In 2020 the conference will be hosted in Prague for the first time and organized together with Charles University.

We invite contributions on any aspect of Romani Studies and encourage participants from various academic disciplines to propose conference papers. Both theoretical studies and empirical contributions, including good fieldwork presentations, are welcomed.

Each conference attendee may submit only one individual paper proposal and one co-authored paper proposal. Papers should be planned to last 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes allotted for discussion. All paper proposals undergo a peer-review process by the Academic Committee.

Your proposal for a paper should contain:

  • Name(s), email address(es) and affiliation of the author(s)
  • Title of the paper and an abstract of the paper not shorter than 200 words and not longer than 400 words (excluding references).
  • Your proposal should also indicate whether it is an individual paper, or a paper submitted for an open/pre-arranged panel (in this case please indicate also the name of the panel). The accepted open and pre-arranged panels are listed on the main Annual Meeting page. Links to the full abstracts of the panels are on the same page.

All paper proposals should be submitted in doc, docx or rtf format to GLS2020Prague@ff.cuni.cz.

Romani Studies Editorship

posted Dec 5, 2019, 12:19 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 12:22 PM ]

Following the August 2019 decision by the Editorial Board of the journal Romani Studies and by the Board of Directors of the Gypsy Lore Society, the journal will now have two additional editors, Colin Clark and Daniel Škobla. The editor of the first issue for 2020 is Colin Clark and the editor of the second issue for 2020 is Daniel Škobla.

Please communicate with the journal editors through the journal e-mail address: romanistudies.journal@gmail.com. Manuscripts sent to the editors' personal e-mail addresses will not be processed because it will be not possible to include them in the software.

2020 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies -- Call for Panels

posted Nov 10, 2019, 9:02 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 9:05 AM ]

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies is scheduled for September 16–18, 2020. The conference will be hosted in Prague and organized together with Charles University.

Proposals for organized panels are being accepted now. A call for abstracts for papers both intended for  organized panels and individual papers will appear at the beginning of February.

Details for the submission of panel proposals will be found on the Annual Meeting page.

Looking for the Romani Studies Website?

posted Oct 22, 2019, 7:15 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 7:15 AM ]

Liverpool University Press has brought it to our attention that somebody has created a forged webpage for Romani Studies. LUP is working to have the page taken down as swiftly as possible..

The URL for the forged page is https://www.romanistudiesjournal.com/.

The correct, and legitimate, URL for the journal is http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/rost. 

2019 Conference Program and Abstracts Posted

posted Jul 12, 2019, 10:00 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Jul 12, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

The final program of the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has been posted. Links to the program, the abstracts, and further information for conference participants are on the Annual Meeting page of this website.

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