The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies was held in Veröld – House of Vigdís at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, 15-17 August, 2019.
The conference was organised on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding, the School of Humanities and Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics at the University of Iceland.
Gypsy Lore Society conferences are the biggest annual scholarly events devoted to Romani Studies worldwide, with contributions on any aspect of Gypsy / Romani Studies and 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.
Keynote speakers at the conference were Dr. Colin Clark, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Dr. Lilyana Kovacheva, writer and activist of Romani rights. Dr. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rektor of the University of Iceland, gave the opening remarks at the conference. The main organizer of the conference was Dr. Sofiya Zahova, postdoctoral researcher at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages.
Further information can be found on the Conference Website.
Photos © Kristinn Ingvarsson.