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

General Information

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.

Deadline for open panel proposals: 15 February 2022

Deadline for individual paper proposals and pre-arranged panel proposals: 15 April 2022

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 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

Call for Papers

Proposals for individual papers, open panels and pre-arranged panels are welcome. Panel organisers can submit only one panel proposal. A speaker may propose only one paper (for an individual paper or paper within a panel) as author or co-author. Papers should be 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes allotted for discussion. Panels and individual paper proposals undergo a peer-review process by the Academic Committee.

Open panel proposals

Open panel proposals should be submitted in doc, docx or rtf format to gls2022sanu@gmail.com by 15 February 2022. Your proposal should indicate:

Title of the panel;

Panel organiser(s): Name, institutional affiliation and contact information;

Abstract of the panel content and purpose (max. 500 words);

Approved open panel organisers will be notified by 20 February 2022.

Pre-arranged panel proposals

Pre-arranged panel proposals should be submitted in doc, docx or rtf format to gls2022sanu@gmail.com by 15 April 2022. Your proposal should indicate:

Title of the panel;

Panel organiser(s): Name, institutional affiliation and contact information;

Abstract of the panel content and purpose (max. 500 words);

Format of the panel: One session or more sessions;

Speakers and titles of their papers. Note that all panel speakers should individually submit paper proposal abstracts indicating the name of the pre-arranged panel in which they participate.

Paper proposals

Individual paper proposals should be submitted in doc, docx or rtf format to gls2022sanu@gmail.com by 15 April 2022. Your proposal should indicate:

Is your proposal individual or part of a panel, and in the latter case title of the panel;

Speaker(s): Name(s), institutional affiliation and contact information;

Abstract of the paper (max. 250 words excluding references).

Other information to be included in your submission email

Please indicate in the body of your email message if you need a visa to travel to Serbia (see list of countries that need a visa to travel to Serbia here).

Dates:

15 February 2022: Deadline for sending open panel proposals

20 February 2022: Notification for open panel proposals

15 April 2022: Deadline for sending individual paper proposals and pre-arranged panel proposals

End of April 2022: Email to approved participants

May 2022: Announcement of preliminary programme and opening of registration

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.


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.

Future Meetings

Watch this space for updates on coming meetings.

2021 Conference Final Program and Book of Abstracts

Final Program

Final Book of Abstracts


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.