The Gypsy Lore Society, an international association of persons interested in Gypsy and Traveler Studies, was founded in Great Britain in 1888. Since 1989 it has been headquartered in the United States. Its goals include promotion of the study of Gypsy, Traveler, and analogous peripatetic cultures worldwide; dissemination of accurate information aimed at increasing understanding of these cultures in their diverse forms; and establishment of closer contacts among scholars studying any aspects of these cultures.

These Gypsy and Traveler cultures include those traditionally known, or referring to themselves as Rom, Romanichels, Cale, Sinti, Ludar, Romungre, Irish Travelers, Scottish Travelers and many others. The Society sponsors programs and conferences and publishes the twice-yearly Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society), a quarterly Newsletter and other occasional publications. The Society has also established the Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies, specializing in recent scholarly work on Gypsy, Traveler and related studies, for the benefit of researchers and students.

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  • 2015 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Posted The preliminary program of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society web site.
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 12:22 PM by Sheila Salo
  • 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Conference abstracts posted Abstracts of papers accepted for the 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies have been published on the Gypsy Lore Society web site, full program will be published by the end of June 2015.
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 6:15 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Gypsy Lore Society Conference Registration Open Registration for the 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani Studies is now open. For details, click on Annual Meeting on the sidebar.
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 12:51 PM by Sheila Salo
  • Two Win Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies The screening committee of the Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies has announced two winners of the prize for 2014. The winners are John Emrys Morgan for the paper “‘Counterfeit Egyptians’: The Construction and Implementation of a Criminal Identity” and Štěpán Ripka for “‘Do You Want to Have Fellowship With Us?’ Kinship and Conversions of Roma to Charismatic Christianity.” John Emrys Morgan is a PhD Candidate at the Department of History, University of Warwick. His interests are in the field of early modern social, cultural and environmental history, specifically in early modern identities and early modern water politics. Štěpán Ripka received his PhD in 2014 from the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague with ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 6:52 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2015 Annual Meeting -- Open panels approved Open panelsFive open panels have been approved by the Organizing Committee.Цыганский язык и культура в странах бывшего СССР (Romani Language and Culture in Post-Soviet States)The process, practice, theory and implication of stereotyping and pathologising Gypsy, Traveller and Roma(ni) peoples within the security and justice systems.Group Boundary-Making: Dynamics of Categorization, Belonging, Inclusion, and Exclusion of Roma/Gypsies.Recovering unwritten histories of the Roma Holocaust: the deportation of Romanian Roma to Transnistria 1942-44.The politics of reproduction and Roma in Eastern Europe’s 20th Century.Abstracts of these panels and further instructions for submitting papers for presentation within a particular panel will be found here.
    Posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:45 AM by Sheila Salo
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