University of Helsinki



Call for papers to the
2009 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Gypsy Lore Society

On behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society, several Helsinki-based organizations will host the 2009 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Gypsy Lore Society. The conference will be held on August 27-29, 2009, on the downtown premises of the University of Helsinki (UH). The conference starts at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

Papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) on any aspect of Gypsy Studies are welcome but substantive scholarly papers will be given priority.

SUBMISSION
Abstracts should be submitted no later than March 31, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be announced by April 30, 2009.
Send your abstract of maximally 250 words in plain text format (no tables or charts) in the body (not as an attachment) of an email message to the Programme Chair Kimmo Granqvist at Kimmo.Granqvist@kotus.fi.
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND REGISTRATION
The second announcement will be sent out no later than April 30, 2009. Please indicate your interest in obtaining this announcement by sending an email message to the conference email address. Conference registration starts on April 30, 2009.
FINAL PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS OF ACCEPTED PAPERS
Downloadable from the conference home page by May 15, 2009.
CONFERENCE EMAIL AND WEBSITE
fgk at ling dot helsinki dot fi
www.ling.helsinki.fi/ykiel/GLS_2009
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Fred Karlsson, Department of general linguistics, U Helsinki, Chair
Risto Blomster, Finnish Literature Society
Kimmo Granqvist, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland, Programme Chair
Airi Markkanen
Panu Pulma, Department of history, UH
Minna Ruckenstein, Department of sociology / social and cultural anthropology, UH & Finnish Anthropological Society
Anna Maria Viljanen, Department of sociology / social and cultural anthropology, UH & Finnish Anthropological Society