Gypsies, Roma and Irish travellers: histories, perceptions and representations - a review


Principal Investigator: Dr Jodie Matthews (University of Huddersfield)
Duration: 2012

Amidst the prejudice suffered by the Gypsy, Roma/Romani and Irish Traveller communities today, various organisations have recognised the need to communicate some of the history of these peoples in Britain. Some of this work comes under the heading of Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. Cultural historians and scholars of historical representation, however, recognise that much of what we know in the twenty-first century of these communities in the past is contingent on fragments.