The American Folklore Society, founded in 1888, is an association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.
The website provides content in three main areas:
The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFSR is to give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, by providing a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place, in various forms of communication, among and by practicing folklorists. The editor of the AFS Review is John Laudun (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Please submit materials for the AFS Review by clicking Add New Post on the AFS Review page; they will be reviewed before being posted.
About the American Folklore Society describes the Society and its activities.
The Folklore Commons, a wiki-style knowledge base of any and all information with relevance to the field, allows members to post information to pages in the following categories: About Folklore, About Folklore Studies, Organizations and Institutions, Consultants and Contacts, Publications, and Resources for Folklorists.
The site also provides tools to communicate with other members about events, professional opportunities, and any other topic of interest, as well as to manage your membership in AFS or AFS Sections.
Member Services leads to the online process for joining AFS or renewing membership in AFS or in AFS Sections, information about making donations to the AFS, a search tool for the AFS membership directory, and the AFS online store.
The Calendar lists upcoming events in the field of folklore.
The Career Center allows you to search job openings, find potential candidates, post jobs and other professional opportunities, and subscribe to new posting notifications.
Forums provide space for members to discuss questions and issues in the field.
If you would like help to get started, you can find a User's Guide under Member Services, or download it.
Anyone with an Internet connection can browse almost all pages of our site, but to make contributions to the site's contents you need to be a member of AFS.
For comments, questions, feedback or submissions to the AFS Review, contact editor John Laudun (University of Louisiana at Lafayette). For communication about the rest of the website, contact associate director Lorraine Walsh Cashman, or use the "Contact Us" button.