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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.

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.


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