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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  • Preliminary Program Posted 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies, September 4 - 8, 2018, Bucharest, RomaniaThe preliminary program for the 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society website, www.gypsyloresociety.org. Links to the program in several formats are also provided. From the home page, click on Annual Meeting to view the program.
    Posted May 19, 2018, 7:17 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Conference Registration Open 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies, September 4 - 8, 2018, Bucharest, RomaniaConference registration is now open.Register for the conference, banquet, and excursions, and even become a member of the Gypsy Lore Society, all at the same time.If you used the survey to indicate your interest in the conference banquet and/or excursion, you should now officially register your choices.As places on the excursions are limited, we suggest you register as soon as possible.Registration is a two-step process.Fill in and submit the registration form.Go to the payment form to pay your conference and excursion fees using your PayPal account or credit card.
    Posted Apr 21, 2018, 10:57 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2018 Conference Abstracts Posted The abstracts of papers accepted for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies have been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society website, www.gypsyloresociety.org.The abstracts are followed by a listing of papers comprising the organized panels. The abstracts are also available in pdf and Word formats.
    Posted Apr 15, 2018, 11:28 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Conference News -- Abstracts of Organized Panels Posted Eight organized panels have been accepted for the 2018 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference to be held in Bucharest, Romania. Abstracts of the panels and contact information of the organizers are posted here.To submit an abstract to a particular organized panel, follow the guidelines on the website. Both papers intended for organized panels and individual papers are welcome.
    Posted Feb 13, 2018, 8:11 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Vita Zalar wins Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies for 2017 The screening committee of the Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholars’ Prize in Romani Studies has announced Vita Zalar as the winner of the prize for 2017 for her paper "Administrative Aporias: The Case of the heimatberechtigt Gypsy Population in the Late Habsburg Monarchy."Read More
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:36 AM by Sheila Salo
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