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Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies

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.

2014 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and
Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies

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  • Preliminary Program - 2014 Gypsy Lore Society Conference The Preliminary Program of the 2014 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani Studies is now available. Find it both here and at the conference web site.
    Posted Jun 17, 2014, 6:55 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Romani Studies for June 2014 Volume 24, Number 1 / June 2014 of Romani Studies is now available on the website at issue contains:  Producing prejudice: The rhetoric of discourses in and around current films on Roma-Hungarian interethnic relationsp. 1Laszlo Strausz "A stinking filthy race of people inbred with criminality" A discourse analysis of prejudicial talk about Gypsies in discussion forumsp. 25Lottie Rowe, Simon Goodman  Romani dialect variation in Transylvania: Migration and diffusionp. 43Wilco van den Heuvel, Evelyne Urech  Loanword integration: A case study of Kisbajom Romanip. 71Zuzana Bodnárová  Reviewsp. 93Yaron Matras, Anton Tenser, Elena Marushiakova, et al.
    Posted May 1, 2014, 6:43 AM by Sheila Salo
  • European Studies First Article Prize More on the prize.
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 12:16 PM by Sheila Salo
  • Summer Course in Romani Studies, Manchester, UK More on this course.
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 9:04 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Romani Studies Online Free During April Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the third-oldest university press in the UK, now in its 115th year, and also one of the youngest, celebrating its tenth birthday since it was restructured and relaunched as a subsidiary company of the University of Liverpool in April 2004.To mark the tenth/115th birthday, all LUP journals content will be available for free for the entire month, including more than one hundred years' worth of articles for our oldest journals.Romani Studies from 2000 on is among the journals available free in April. Liverpool University Press publishes Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society) on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society.Learn more.
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 7:49 AM by Sheila Salo
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