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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