The AFS Folklore and Oral History Section was created in 2000.
The section welcomes anyone interested in oral history and
and invites you to attend the section meetings held annually
AFS annual meeting, and to take part in our listserv. There
dues for membership in this section.
The AFS Folklore and Oral History Section seeks to:
For information, contact section conveners Dana M. Ernst and Helen A. Regis.
- foster discussion of oral history methodology and theory
at the annual AFS meeting (specifically, to sponsor an
addressing some aspect of oral history and folklore)
discuss methodological and theoretical
developments in oral
history and folklore and to explore the relationship between
provide a forum for discussion of mutual interests
of folklorists and oral historians
build a solid constituency of AFS members actively
in the use of oral history method and theory
inform oral historians about folklore methods and
that might assist them in their work
improve communication between AFS and Oral History
members with a shared interest in oral history and folklife
encourage exchange of ideas and resources among
promote the research and the creation of public
(including broadcast quality media) involving collaboration
folklorists and oral historians
Click here to join this American Folklore Society interest-group section.