Romani studies (occasionally Gypsiology) is an emerging interdisciplinary ethnic studies field concerned with the experiences of the Romani people. Very rare (or nonnative) terms for the field include Ziganology, Ciganology, Romology, Romalogy, and Romistics. Romani studies draws on aspects of sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and political science. Particular areas of focus include the origins of the Romani people, experiences of persecution and political oppression, the Romani language, Romani society and culture, and Romani customs and traditions. As a formal discipline, Romani studies originated in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, with key contributors including Ian Hancock, Thomas Acton, David Smith, and Michael Stewart.
The main publication in this field is the academic journal Romani Studies, which is published by the Gypsy Lore Society and edited by Yaron Matras, who also conducts the Romani programme at the University of Manchester.
- the University of Leipzig's Department of Ziganology
- The institutional base of scientific ciganology in our place and in the world
- The position and evolution of Romology in the Czech Republic and its influence on the creation of a multicultural environment
- http://www.wereurope.eu/download/MTG/Abstract_MTG_SI.pdf Main issues for the abstracts on Marginalised Target Group
- Bibliography of the staff of the Seminar of Indian Studies