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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.

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.

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