|Mediterranean Studies Section|
The Mediterranean Studies Section of the American Folklore Society is an organization committed to fostering research on the expressive culture of Southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The group encourages interdisciplinary and conceptualizes the notion of the Mediterranean broadly, including both the societies situated on the Mediterranean rim as well as the immigrant and ethnic populations of Mediterranean peoples worldwide. AFSMSS maintains an electronic discussion list and invites members to post queries and information on upcoming conferences, special archival collections, useful databases, and other educational resources. In keeping with the mandate of the American Folklore Society, this section aims to build a larger constituency by forging links between local and international organizations and providing people of diverse backgrounds with a forum for discussing the current state and future directions of Mediterranean studies.
Visit the Folklore Commons for a roster of scholars of Mediterranean cultures and folklore.
Membership in AFSMSS is open to members of the American
Folklore Society and all those interested in the scholarly
study of Mediterranean folklore.
To join the Section’s listserv, please send an e-mail to the section's website editor Luisa Del Giudice, who also serves as convener of the section along with Sabina Magliocco of California State University, Northridge.