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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  • 2016 Annual Meeting - Abstracts Abstracts of the papers accepted for presentation are now posted on the Gypsy Lore Society web site. Please consult the Preliminary Program in conjunction with the list of abstracts.
    Posted Aug 21, 2016, 8:37 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2016 Annual Meeting - Preliminary Program The Preliminary Program for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani / Gypsy Studies has been posted. The program is available in both Word and pdf formats. Click on Annual Meeting on the sidebar to find the program.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 10:11 AM by Sheila Salo
  • Conference Registration Open Register for the conference by June 31, 2016. Use the same form to book your place at the conferenceĀ  dinner (banquet).Through the generosity of the organizers, no conference fees will be charged.
    Posted Jun 16, 2016, 11:37 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference -- Registration and Practical Information Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies is now open. Find Information on registration, transportation, and hotel recommendations on the Annual Meeting page.
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 10:23 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 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
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