|About AFS Sections|
The American Folklore Society is home to more than 30 special-interest groups that serve as gathering places and forums within the Society for people with common interests in the field.
Many groups serve primarily as conversation groups, and simply hold gatherings at the Society’s annual meeting where members can share news about work in their areas of interest.
Other sections are active throughout the year:
Anyone may join AFS Sections. You must have a
current membership -- as an AFS member or as a free Sections Only member -- to
add or renew AFS Sections. When you join or renew your membership, you will be offered an opportunity to select Sections before
you submit your registration. If you already have a current membership, you can
add Sections in the Online Store. See
FAQ: Sections if you have further
questions about this process.
Members of AFS special-interest groups can fully participate in a group-member-only online community within the AFS website itself, which supports collaboration via group web pages, wikis, forums, blogs and galleries. (For more about AFS online tools, see FAQ). Note: This capability is relatively new, and many AFS Sections do not use the online tools. Any member may initiate discussion or file sharing. For help, contact your Section convener or Associate Director Lorraine Walsh Cashman.
See Important Information for AFS Section Conveners for information about the Convener's role and responsibilities.
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