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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  • Gypsy Lore Society Out of Print Books Now Available Online on HathiTrust Gypsy Lore Society Out of Print Books Now Available Online on HathiTrustThree volumes in the Gypsy Lore Society Publications Series can now be read online at HathiTrust.Papers from the 4th and 5th Annual Meetings. Joanne Grumet, ed. Publications, no. 2, 1985. Papers from the 6th and 7th Annual Meetings. Joanne Grumet, ed. Publications, no. 3, 1986. Papers from the 8th and 9th Annual Meetings. Cara De Silva, Joanne Grumet, and David J. Nemeth, eds. Publications, no. 4, 1988. You can find them through a search of the HathiTrust digital library,.For your convenience, they have also been grouped in a public collection, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1973157298 ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2019, 12:54 PM by Sheila Salo
  • 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference -- Registration now open Conference registration is now open and will close June 14.Please pay your participation fee and register for the conference at http://vigdis.hi.is/en/events/gls-2019/.Your registration is not valid until a payment has been made. Registration and fee payment is done only online by June 14 at latest. Please note that registration/fee payment is not possible on the spot during the conference days.Complete information.
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 10:38 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies -- Open Panel Abstracts Posted Abstracts of the open panels accepted by the conference program committee have been published on the Annual Meeting pages.Abstracts of papers intended for any of these panels as well as individual papers should be submitted by 28 February 2019.
    Posted Feb 2, 2019, 10:40 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, August 15 to 17, 2019. The conference is being organised on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society by the School of Humanities and Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics at the University of Iceland, and is hosted by the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.The call for papers has now been posted, along with further meeting information.
    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 12:10 PM by Sheila Salo
  • 2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies The 2019 annual conference is scheduled for 15-17 August 2019 and will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland. It will be hosted by the University of Iceland. The call for papers will be distributed in late October 2018.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 8:15 AM by Sheila Salo
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