|British Folk Studies Section|
The British Folk Studies Section of the American Folklore Society was established in 1992 to encourage and support the study of British folklore among members of the Society and to facilitate communication between folklorists in North America and the British Isles. The inimitable John Ashton led the section until 2004, and all section members are very grateful for the work he did in establishing this section and keeping it going, encouraging panels and collaboration among a dispersed membership. Many of the UK- and Canadian- based members of this section are not able to attend AFS on a regular basis, so we hope this enhanced website will be useful.
We offer a forum for all folklorists who are interested in the
folklore of the United Kingdom
and also to British-based folklorists who share an interest in American
folklore. We collect no dues.
Anyone interested can be a section member and attend events regardless
of whether he or she is a member of
AFS. See the bottom of this page for information on joining the
The British Folk Studies Facebook page can found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/British-Folk-Studies/394129697372381
Calendar of Events
We welcome announcements of conferences, workshops, short courses, festivals, and other events of interest to section members. Please send them to the convener. If you want them to be included in the newsletter as well as on this site, please send them at least two weeks before the next newsletter is to be published.
More to come in the future as this section is being revitalized.
Click here to join this American Folklore Society interest-group section.
8/31/2015 » 9/4/2015
45th International Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung
Vermont Heritage Brew Festival
9/7/2015 » 9/11/2015
The Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11)