Here you can find some journals and books about Romani people, their history, language and culture.


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Romani studies

Romani Studies is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing modern scholarship in all branches of Romani/Gypsy studies. Founded in 1888, the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society was published in four series up to 1982. In 2000, the journal became Romani Studies. Under the sponsorship of the Gypsy Lore Society (formerly Gypsy Lore Society, North American Chapter), Romani Studies features articles on the cultures of groups traditionally known as Gypsies as well as Travelers and other peripatetic groups. These groups include, among others, those referring to themselves as Ludar, Rom, Roma, Romanichels, Sinti and Travelers. The journal publishes articles in history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, art, literature, folklore and music, as well as reviews of books and audiovisual materials”

Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society

The predecessor of the Romani Studies journal.

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Cover of Studia Romologica journal

Studia Romologica

Published by Muzeum Okręgowe w Tarnowie since 2008.
Studia Romologica are only one scientific annual periodic in Poland with Roma ethnic group issues. In every volume we have the individual topic (e.g. vol. 4/2011: religion, faith, religious practices of European Roma vol. 5/2012: historical and contemporary migrations of Roma people vol. 6/2013: traditional Gypsy music and contemporary Roma music vol. 7/2014: Roma woman vol. 8/2015: Roma policy and organization). Every article in Polish has the summary in Romani and English. Article themes are published in Polish, Romani and English. Studia Romologica cooperate with the best experts of romistic/romology from all of the world and the most important specialists are publishing in Studia Romologica



Cover of the book History of Gypsies in Eastern Europe and RussiaA history of the gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia / David M. Crowe.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
xvi, 317 p. : map.
Cover of the book Between Past and FutureBetween past and future : the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe / edited by Will Guy.
Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2001.
xvii, 429 p.
Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers / Becky Taylor.
London : Reaktion Books, 2014.
272 p. : maps.
The Romani Gypsies / Yaron Matras.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
330 p.
Eastern European Roma in the EU : mobility, discrimination, solutions / Anca Pusca, editor.
New York : International Debate Education Association, 2012.
248 p.
Cover of the book The Role of RomaniesThe role of the Romanies : images and counter-images of “Gypsies”/Romanies in European cultures / edited by Nicholas Saul and Susan Tebbutt.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2004.
xi, 258 p. : ill.
Magyar cigány képes könyv : a magyarországi cigányság történeti ikonológiája 1686-1914 / Bencsik Gábor.
Budapest : Magyar Mercurius, [2013].
311 p. : ill.


Cover of the book What is Romani language?What is the Romani language? / edited by Peter Bakker and Hristo Kyuchukov.
Paris : Centre de recherches tsiganes ; Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2000.
140 p. : ill., facsims., maps, music.
Cover of the book titled Learn RomaniLearn Romani : [das-dúma Rromanes] / Ronald Lee.
Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2005.
312 p.
Cover of the book Romani : a linguistic introductionRomani : a linguistic introduction / Yaron Matras.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
xiv, 291 p. : ill., 1 map.
Gypsy Dialects : An Annotated Bibliography of Materials for the Practical Study of Romani.
Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press Jan. 2008 Chicago : Independent Publishers Group
128 p.
Crimean Roma : language and folklore / V. Toropov.
Ivanovo : “Unona” Publishing House, 2010.
339 p., 4 p. of plates : ill., music.

Music and Culture

Cover of the book Romani RoutesRomani routes : cultural politics and Balkan music in diaspora / Carol Silverman.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
xxvii, 398 p. : ill.
Gypsy music / Bálint Sárosi. [Translation of Cigányzene]
Budapest : Corvina Press, 1978.
286 p. : ill.

Gypsy music in European culture : from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries
 / Anna G. Piotrowska.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2013]
260 p.
Gypsy jazz : in search of Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy swing / Michael Dregni.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
xii, 333 p. : ill.
Cover of the book The Gypsy CaravanThe Gypsy caravan : from real Roma to imaginary gypsies in Western music and film / David Malvinni.
New York : Routledge, 2004.
xiv, 270 p. : music