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2019 Conference Preliminary Program Posted

posted Apr 22, 2019, 11:38 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 11:20 AM ]

The preliminary program of the 2019 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has now been posted on the Annual Meeting pages of the Gypsy Lore Society website.

Gypsy Lore Society Out of Print Books Now Available Online on HathiTrust

posted Apr 4, 2019, 12:53 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 12:54 PM ]

Gypsy Lore Society Out of Print Books Now Available Online on HathiTrust


Three volumes in the Gypsy Lore Society Publications Series can now be read online at HathiTrust.


Papers from the 4th and 5th Annual Meetings. Joanne Grumet, ed. Publications, no. 2, 1985.

Papers from the 6th and 7th Annual Meetings. Joanne Grumet, ed. Publications, no. 3, 1986.

Papers from the 8th and 9th Annual Meetings. Cara De Silva, Joanne Grumet, and David J. Nemeth, eds. Publications, no. 4, 1988.


You can find them through a search of the HathiTrust digital library,.


For your convenience, they have also been grouped in a public collection, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1973157298 which can be searched independent of the entire library.


To view tables of contents of these volumes, see https://sites.google.com/site/gypsyloresociety/gypsy-lore-society-publications/books/papers-from-the-meetings.


What you can do


  • Search the full text of the books

  • View the texts


What you cannot do



The remaining out of print volume, The American Kalderaš: Gypsies in the New World. Matt T. Salo, ed. Publications, no. 1, 1981, is scheduled to be digitized and available on HathiTrust in the future.


These books join back issues of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, 1888-1999, which are currently online at HathiTrust in their own collection, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=778052705.


Read more about HathiTrust at http://www.hathitrust.org.

2019 Annual Meeting and Conference -- Registration now open

posted Mar 29, 2019, 10:37 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 10:38 AM ]

Conference registration is now open and will close June 14.

Please pay your participation fee and register for the conference at http://vigdis.hi.is/en/events/gls-2019/.


Your registration is not valid until a payment has been made. Registration and fee payment is done only online by June 14 at latest. Please note that registration/fee payment is not possible on the spot during the conference days.


Complete information.

2019 Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies -- Open Panel Abstracts Posted

posted Feb 2, 2019, 10:39 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Feb 2, 2019, 10:40 AM ]

Abstracts of the open panels accepted by the conference program committee have been published on the Annual Meeting pages.

Abstracts of papers intended for any of these panels as well as individual papers should be submitted by 28 February 2019.

2019 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies

posted Oct 31, 2018, 12:08 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, August 15 to 17, 2019.

The conference is being organised on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the School of Humanities and Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics at the University of Iceland, and is hosted by the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.

The call for papers has now been posted, along with further meeting information.

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

posted Sep 20, 2018, 8:15 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

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.

Preliminary Program Posted

posted May 19, 2018, 7:15 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated May 19, 2018, 7:17 AM ]

2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies, September 4 - 8, 2018, Bucharest, Romania

The preliminary program for the 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society website, www.gypsyloresociety.org. Links to the program in several formats are also provided. From the home page, click on Annual Meeting to view the program.

Conference Registration Open

posted Apr 21, 2018, 10:56 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Apr 21, 2018, 10:57 AM ]

2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies, September 4 - 8, 2018, Bucharest, Romania


Conference registration is now open.


Register for the conference, banquet, and excursions, and even become a member of the Gypsy Lore Society, all at the same time.


If you used the survey to indicate your interest in the conference banquet and/or excursion, you should now officially register your choices.


As places on the excursions are limited, we suggest you register as soon as possible.


Registration is a two-step process.


  • Fill in and submit the registration form.

  • Go to the payment form to pay your conference and excursion fees using your PayPal account or credit card.

2018 Conference Abstracts Posted

posted Apr 15, 2018, 11:28 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 11:28 AM ]

The abstracts of papers accepted for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies have been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society website, www.gypsyloresociety.org.

The abstracts are followed by a listing of papers comprising the organized panels. The abstracts are also available in pdf and Word formats.

Conference News -- Abstracts of Organized Panels Posted

posted Feb 13, 2018, 8:09 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 8:11 AM ]

Eight organized panels have been accepted for the 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference to be held in Bucharest, Romania. 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 on the website. Both papers intended for organized panels and individual papers are welcome.

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