The Foodways Section publishes a journal, awards prizes for outstanding work in foodways, hosts networking receptions, and sponsors sessions at the AFS annual meetings. For more information, please contact section conveners LuAnne Roth (University of Missouri) and Katrina Wynn (Main Folklife Center).
Digest: An Interdisciplinary Study of Food and Foodways is the section's journal. Devoted to publishing work that explores aspects of food, culture and identity, the online journal includes peer-reviewed articles, as well as non-reviewed ethnographic research reports, creative pieces, recipes, archival materials and book reviews, related to foodways and culture.
The Sue Samuelson Award for Foodways Scholarship
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce the Sue Samuelson Award for the best student paper on food and foodways. Papers should be based on original fieldwork or research and should utilize current folkloric approaches to interpretation. There is no entrance fee and the contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The prize includes $200 (USD), publication in the foodways journal Digest, and free one-year membership to the Foodways Section of AFS. The submission deadline has been changed to February 1st to enable the winners to submit their papers for the following AFS annual meeting. The first-place winner may also apply for a $300 travel stipend from the section (in addition to the $300 AFS stipend for which all students with accepted proposals are already eligible) to help offset the costs of traveling to the meeting.
How to submit:
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