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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  • Updated Conference Information Posted Updated conference information has now been posted on the Gypsy Lore Society website, academic conference will take place September 4 through September 6, 2018. On September 7 and 8 will be devoted to optional excursions.Registration for the conference will open on April 15, 2018, and close on July 15, 2018.Now find information about the conference venue, travel to the conference, accommodation, the conference banquet, and excursions.AccommodationThe local organizers have negotiated special rates at hotels. The information you need to take advantage of these rates is on the website.Sign up for the banquet and excursionsUse the linked form now to let the local organizers know whether you plan to attend the ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2018, 11:47 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
  • 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
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