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Gypsy Lore Society Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies
Michigan State University Libraries intends to become an important center for the study of Gypsy/Romani groups. The Gypsy Lore Society Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies will be an important addition to the establishment of the Gypsy/Romani Research Collection within the MSU Libraries’ Special Collections.The Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies was established in 1978 by the Gypsy Lore Society, North American Chapter, now the Gypsy Lore Society, in accord with the Society’s Articles of Incorporation. Victor Weybright (1903-1978) was a publisher who helped found the North American Chapter and provided financial support for its incorporation.
The Archives is a collection of books, articles, manuscripts,
and audio-visual materials useful to scholars in the field of Gypsy Studies.
Carmen Hendershott, volunteer archivist from 1979 to 2012, oversaw the
expansion of the Archives and detailed cataloging of the collection. As it
grew, finding a home for the Archives and making it available to researchers
became a perennial issue.
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Call for applications
Editor, Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society)
Start date: 1 January 2018
Estimated average time effort: 3-4 hours per week, no financial remuneration
To receive and with support of the editorial board to process article submissions to the journal, including: corresponding with authors, identifying and approaching external reviewers, receiving and processing external reviews, providing authors with feedback, taking decisions on publication of submissions, monitoring and receiving revisions;
To select, with the advice and consent of the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors, the members of the editorial board. It is expected that the members of the editorial board will be members of the Gypsy Lore Society or will join the Society upon their selection;
To work with the journal’s Book Review Editor to commission, receive, edit and publish book reviews;
To plan, together with the editorial board, the content of individual journal issues, by deciding which articles to include, managing the editorial and production schedule, and liaising with the journal’s production manager to ensure prompt delivery of two issues per year, as specified in the contract with the publisher;
To oversee the production of a volume index for each volume (annually);
To ensure that content is properly edited, paying attention to such things as presentation style, verifiability of sources, presentation of references, copyright issues of images, and so on;
To liaise with the publisher on strategic aspects such as marketing and production arrangements;
To play a lead role to ensure that the journal offers a broad platform of original content while maintaining the highest standards of academic rigour;
To report annually to the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors on the journal’s management, following an agreed template.
Candidates must have:
A track record of academic work, including work published in peer-refereed journals, in the field of Romani/Gypsy studies;
Proven interest in, and familiarity with cross-discipline discussions;
Excellent working knowledge of English, with the ability to provide editorial feedback on submissions;
Experience in editing high quality academic publications, either in the form of edited collections or journals;
Proven commitment to deadlines and production schedules.
The candidate should ideally hold a position at a respected academic institution.
The candidate’s institution should ideally be prepared to support the editor.
Candidates are asked to send a letter of application, addressing their qualifications and experience in the areas named above, along with a CV and his/her vision about the work of editor and editorial board to the President of the Gypsy Lore Society, Professor Elena Marushiakova, firstname.lastname@example.org, and to Sheila Salo, email@example.com, by 1 June 2017.
These applications will be shared with all members of the Gypsy Lore Society Board of Directors, except those who are candidates themselves, who will of course withdraw from the process. The Board of Directors may adopt a shortlisting procedure if the number of candidates warrants. All disappointed candidates will receive feedback on the decision of their candidature.
Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies, to take place at the University of Cyprus New Campus, Nicosia, August 30 - September 1, 2017 is now open.Find links to the registration and payment forms on the Annual Meeting pages.
Further details of the conference, including accommodation, banquet, and an optional excursion, will be found on the same page.
The Gypsy Lore Society established the Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in Gypsy and Traveler Studies. The prize is a cash award of $500. The winning paper will be published, after any necessary revisions, in an issue of the journal Romani Studies.
In order to be eligible the papers have to be:
· Written by undergraduate students, graduate students beyond their first year of study and PhDs up to 3 years after awarding of the degree;
· Discuss any topic in the field of Romani Studies;
· Unpublished and not under consideration for publication at the time of submission;
· Submitted in English.
The deadline for receipt of papers for the current cycle is October 30, 2016.
For more details consult the GLS website at http://www.gypsyloresociety.org/gypsy-lore-society-young-scholars-prize or contact Sofiya Zahova, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held August 30 through September 1, 2017 at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, on its New Campus.The call for papers has now been published. See the Annual Meeting page for details.
Abstracts of the papers accepted for presentation are now posted on the Gypsy Lore Society web site. Please consult the Preliminary Program in conjunction with the list of abstracts.
Register for the conference by June 31, 2016. Use the same form to book your place at the conference dinner (banquet).
Through the generosity of the organizers, no conference fees will be charged.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies is now open. Find Information on registration, transportation, and hotel recommendations on the Annual Meeting page.