Annual Meeting

The Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies


Gypsy Lore Society meetings are held on an annual basis and are rotated among different US cities and other countries. Meetings typically include presentations of recent research, discussion sessions, exhibits and films. Gypsy Lore Society members receive discounts on meeting registration fees.

Recent conferences have been held at

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (2003)

  • Bratislava, Slovakia (2014)

  • Bucharest, Romania (2018)

  • Budapest, Hungary (2002)

  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (2021)

  • Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova (2015)

  • Florence, Italy (1999)

  • Glasgow, Scotland (2013)

  • Universidad de Granada, Spain (2005)

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2010)

  • Graz, Austria (2011)

  • Istanbul, Turkey (2012)

  • University of Helsinki, Finland (2009)

  • University of Manchester, England (2007)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England (2004)

  • University of Cyprus, Nicosia (2017)

  • University of Iceland, Reykjavik (2019)

  • Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden (2016)

  • Tucson, Arizona, USA (2006)

  • Washington, DC, USA (2000, 2008)

Complete list of Annual Meetings and Conferences


2022 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies will be organised in Belgrade, Serbia, from the 28th to the 30th September 2022. The conference is co-organised by the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) and will take place at the SASA’s building on Knez Mihailova street, 35, in central Belgrade.

Gypsy Lore Society conferences are the biggest annual scholarly events devoted to Romani Studies worldwide (see information about previous annual meetings here). We invite contributions on any aspect of Romani Studies and encourage participants from various disciplines, including history, ethnology, anthropology, sociology, political science, linguistics, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of humanities and social sciences. Panels and papers presenting interdisciplinary research, as well as synergies between academic research and practice are also welcome.

Languages of the conference are English and Romani. Proposals for pre-arranged panels in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrin will be accepted.

We look forward to welcoming you in Belgrade in September 2022!

Academic Program

Open panel abstracts

Abstracts of the approved open panels.


Registration and conference fee payment instructions

Deadline for payment: 12 September 2022

Means of payment: transfer via bank / Paypal / credit card

Conference participation fee:

100 Euro for members of the Gypsy Lore Society, members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), members of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at SASA, researchers at SASA´s institutes, and PhD students.

150 Euro for all other participants.

Those who pay in Serbian dinars should pay the SRD equivalent of the respective amount according to the National Bank of Serbia exchange rate on the date of payment.

All participants must register by paying the participation fee as instructed below. Note that if you have not paid your fee, your paper will be removed from the programme and you will not be registered for the conference. The payment date must be no later than 12 September 2022.

The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, refreshment breaks and services the conference, and conference materials. The registration fee does not cover the cost of accommodation or transport, which must be borne by the participants. Registration fees must be paid solely following the instructions below.

I. Gypsy Lore Society members may pay via PayPal. Gypsy Lore Society members, including new members, may pay using PayPal. You may use your credit card with PayPal.

II. If you choose not to join the Gypsy Lore Society and you live outside of Serbia, pay by international bank transfer.

I. If you live in Serbia, pay by local bank transfer.

I. Instructions for participants who are GLS members. Payment will be made through PayPal.

Join the Gypsy Lore Society now to pay the reduced conference fee and to save bank transfer fees All new members will pay the members’ conference fee, EUR 100.

Registration for GLS members is a two-step process.

First fill in and submit the registration form (https://www.gypsyloresociety.org/annual-meeting/2022-conference-registration).

Then you go to the payment form (https://www.gypsyloresociety.org/annual-meeting/2022-conference-registration/2022-conference-payment) to pay your conference fee using your PayPal account or credit card.

You will have an opportunity to join the Gypsy Lore Society using the payment form.

II. Instructions for participants who are not members of the GLS, and who live outside of Serbia.

Payment will be in Euros, by international bank transfer. The conference fee is EUR 150.

Contact your bank and provide the following information:

FIELD 32A: VALUE DATE-EUR-AMOUNT

FIELD 50K: ORDERING CUSTOMER

FIELD 56A: DEUTDEFFXXX

(INTERMEDIARY) DEUTSCHE BANK AG., F/M

TAUNUSANLAGE 12

GERMANY

FIELD 57A:

(ACC.WITH BANK) NBSRRSBGXXX

NARODNA BANKA SRBIJE (NATIONAL BANK OF SERBIA-NBS) BEOGRAD, KRALJA PETRA 12

SERBIA

FIELD 59: /RS35840000000034879485

(BENEFICIARY) SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS

KNEZA MIHAILA 35

11000 BEOGRAD

SERBIA

FIELD 70: DETAILS OF PAYMENT (GLS CONFERENCE FEE)

In the field ‘DETAILS OF PAYMENT’ include ‘GLS conference’ and the name of the registered participant. Once the payment has been completed, please send an email to the Organising Committee including a scanned copy of your proof of payment. Email: gls2022sanu@gmail.com. Note that in this case you do not fill in a registration form.

It is possible to pay for more than one participant at a time with one bank transfer (if an institution is paying for their employees for instance). In this case you must send to the conference email the list of participants registered by this payment along with the scanned proof of payment document.

If you would like to become a member of the Gypsy Lore Society before registering for the conference you can fill in the application form here.

III. Instructions for payments within Serbia

Payment will be in Serbian dinars (SRD).

Participants who live in Serbia, both Gypsy Lore Society members and non-members, can pay their conference fee in Serbian dinars by local bank transfer. Pay the SRD equivalent of the respective amount (EUR 100 or EUR 150) according to the National Bank of Serbia exchange rate on the date of payment. Pay to:

Beneficiary/Korisnik: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, SANU, Knez Mihajlova 35.

Account No./ Žiro račun: 840-628668-95, позив на број без модела 520605

Details of payment: uplata kotizacije, GLS konferencija.

If you would like to become a member of the Gypsy Lore Society before registering for the conference you can fill in the application form here.


General Information

Dates


12 September 2022: Deadline for registration and conference fee payment

28-30 September 2022: Conference days

Venue

The conference will be held at main building of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on Knez Mihailova street, 35, in central Belgrade. The venue is in the very heart of Belgrade and within walking distance from many hotels and accommodation options in downtown Belgrade.


Accommodation

The Touristic Organisation of Belgrade has a comprehensive website covering many questions regarding transport, accommodation and other practical matters related to visiting the city. Websites such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com provide information about a range of accommodation possibilities.

Travel

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is an international airport serving Belgrade, Serbia, situated 18 km west of downtown. Over 25 airlines offer flights to and from Belgrade through the airport.

WiFi

Internet access will be provided at the conference venue through WIFI connection.

Money

The official currency in Serbia is Serbian dinar (RSD). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and shops, and nearly all ATMs accept international bank cards. Currency exchange in Belgrade (including at Belgrade Airport) accept Sterling, US Dollars and Euros.

Contact

For enquiries in relation to the conference, please write to the conference email: gls2022sanu@gmail.com. For questions concerning technicalities at the conference venue, contact Dragica Puljarević of the Conference Organising Committee, dragica.puljarevic@sanu.ac.rs.


Academic Committee

Tatiana Podolinská, President of the Gypsy Lore Society / Director the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Tibor Várady, President of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Dragoljub Acković, Directors of the Roma Culture Museum, Member of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Elena Marushiakova, Professor of History, University of St Andrews

Pavle Petrović, Member of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Sofiya Zahova, Researcher at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute, University of Iceland

Conference Organising Committee

Dragica Puljarević, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Sanja Zlatanović, Member of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the SASA

Marija Aleksandrović, Member of the Board for the Study of Life and Customs of the Roma at the SASA


Financial Aid

Gypsy Lore Society

Through the generosity of its members, the Gypsy Lore Society will award two stipends of $500 each to eligible in-person participants or eight awards of the conference fee to remote participants.

Applicants should currently be enrolled in a PhD program or those up to three years past completion of their PhD requirements.

Their conference papers should be accepted.

They should not have received aid for meeting attendance from another source.

Gypsy Lore Society members will receive priority.

Applicants should send a letter of application to the Gypsy Lore Society treasurer, sheila.salo@gmail.com, by 20 April 2022. The letter should indicate your school and program and what other sources of aid are available to you. Applications for the 2022 conference are now closed.

Future Meetings

Watch this space for updates on coming meetings.

Conference Photos

Photos from past conferences.

Aid to Early-Career Scholars

A fund to aid early-career scholars to attend future meetings has been established. You may contribute to the fund here.