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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  • 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference -- Call for Papers Posted 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani StudiesThe 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held in Bucharest, Romania, September 4 to 7, 2018. The meeting is being jointly organised on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy and the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest.Call for PapersContributions from various disciplines and perspectives on any aspect of Gypsy / Romani Studies are most welcome, but substantive scholarly papers will be given priority. Papers should be 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes allotted for discussion.Proposals for open panels, pre ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:46 PM by Sheila Salo
  • New Editor for Romani Studies Kimmo Granqvist has been appointed editor of Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society), the scholarly journal of the Gypsy Lore Society. All manuscripts and reviews should now be submitted to editor Yaron Matras completes his term with the publication of the December 2017 issue of the journal. Matras has edited the journal since 1999. From 1990 through 1999 Sheila Salo was journal editor.Kimmo Granqvist, a linguist, is Professor in Romani Studies at the Centre of Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, and university lecturer in Romani Language and Culture at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Posted Nov 11, 2017, 8:48 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2017 Conference Photos Posted Photos from the 2017 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies have been posted on the Annual Meeting page of this website.
    Posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:49 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Bus Information and Schedules Posted Information for travel to and from the university, reception, banquet, and excursion has been posted on the Annual Meeting website. You will learn where to catch the bus from your hotel or other accommodation, and the schedules for the individual trips.
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 11:25 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Final Conference Program Posted The final 2017 conference program has been posted on the Annual Meeting page. Find the program and abstracts in several formats.
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 11:41 AM by Sheila Salo
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