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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  • Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies The Gypsy Lore Society established the Marian Madison Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in Gypsy and Traveler Studies. The prize is a cash award of $500. The winning paper will be published, after any necessary revisions, in an issue of the journal Romani Studies. In order to be eligible the papers have to be: ·         Written by undergraduate students, graduate students beyond their first year of study and PhDs up to 3 years after awarding of the degree; ·         Discuss any topic in the field of Romani Studies; ·         Unpublished and not under consideration for publication at the time of submission; ·         Submitted in English.   The deadline ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 9:40 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 2017 Annual Meeting -- Call for Papers Published The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies will be held August 30 through September 1, 2017 at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, on its New Campus.The call for papers has now been published. See the Annual Meeting page for details.
    Posted Oct 9, 2016, 9:44 AM by Sheila Salo
  • 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 conference  dinner (banquet).Through the generosity of the organizers, no conference fees will be charged.
    Posted Jun 16, 2016, 11:37 AM by Sheila Salo
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