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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.

Vita Zalar wins Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies for 2017

posted Feb 12, 2018, 8:40 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 10:36 AM ]

The screening committee of the Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies has announced Vita Zalar as the winner of the prize for 2017 for her paper "Administrative Aporias: The Case of the heimatberechtigt Gypsy Population in the Late Habsburg Monarchy."

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2018 Annual Meeting and Conference -- Call for Papers Posted

posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:45 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 5:46 PM ]


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).

New Editor for Romani Studies

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:57 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Nov 11, 2017, 8:48 AM ]

Kimmo Granqvist has been appointed editor of Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society), the scholarly journal of the Gypsy Lore Society. All manuscripts and reviews should now be submitted to romanistudies.journal@gmail.com.

Outgoing editor Yaron Matras completes his term with the publication of the December 2017 issue of the journal. Matras has edited the journal since 1999. From 1990 through 1999 Sheila Salo was journal editor.

Kimmo Granqvist, a linguist, is Professor in Romani Studies at the Centre of Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, and university lecturer in Romani Language and Culture at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

2017 Conference Photos Posted

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:48 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 11:49 AM ]

Photos from the 2017 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies have been posted on the Annual Meeting page of this website.

Bus Information and Schedules Posted

posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:56 AM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 11:25 AM ]

Information for travel to and from the university, reception, banquet, and excursion has been posted on the Annual Meeting website. You will learn where to catch the bus from your hotel or other accommodation, and the schedules for the individual trips.

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