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)

  • Belgrade, Serbia (2022)

  • 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


2023 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies will be organised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from the 12th to the 14th September 2023.


The Call for Papers will be published soon.

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.