GYPSY & TRAVELLERS IN BRITAIN – HISTORY TIMELINE

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THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE GRT HISTORY MONTH WEBSITE: Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month History Timeline Follow the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller journey throughout British History 53 B.C.E Fairs are being held in Britain after the Roman invasion. c.1000 C.E Groups of Roma, originating in Northern India, reach modern Greece and Turkey. 1100s C.E Travellers first recorded in …

Myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ By Dr Adrian Marsh

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Dr Adrian Marsh Researcher in Romani Studies said: “The revival of the mediaeval myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ again point to longevity of these stereotypes through periods of historical crisis. Romani history is punctuated by outbreaks of violence and generalised persecution from non-Romani populations, in a cycle of relationships that shifts from fascination to fear and repulsion, romanticism to racism and murderous reaction. …

Romani Women’s Fellowship

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The Open Society Roma Initiatives Office invites applications for its Romani Women’s Fellowship. Fellowships will be awarded to a maximum of three Romani women university graduates who are committed to engaging in Romani women’s rights work. We are seeking applications from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, and Turkey. Eligibility Criteria Romani women applying …