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 Conference Proceedings The "Virtual Proceedings" of the 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies has now been published. These electronic proceedings enable authors to make the presentation versions of their papers available quickly. Click on "Conference Proceedings."
    Posted Dec 1, 2015, 8:39 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Call for Papers -- 2016 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies The 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani Studies will be held at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, September 14 to 16, 2016. The meeting is being organized on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the Center for Baltic and East European Studies and School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden.Gypsy Lore Society conference call for papers.The 12th International Conference on Romani Linguistics will take at Södertörn University in parallel with the Gypsy Lore Society Conference.
    Posted Dec 1, 2015, 8:18 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2015 Annual Meeting Final Program posted The Final Program of the 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies has been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society web site, www.gypsyloresociety.org. The conference abstracts as well as updated banquet information, lunch options, and other useful information have also been posted.
    Posted Aug 5, 2015, 11:45 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 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, www.gypsyloresociety.org.The full program will be published by the end of June 2015.
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 6:15 AM by Sheila Salo
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