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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFS Review 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, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preorder Boxed Lunches for Annual Meeting »
Boxed lunches will be available for participants at the AFS Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, but only by preorder. Every yea...
Sunday, August 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Linda Dégh, 1920-2014 »
Distinguished Indiana University folklorist and AFS Fellow Linda Dégh passed away on August 19, 2014. The following is he...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 NEA National Heritage Award Winners Celebrated in Free Concert »
Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano,...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIEF Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Jubilee Symposium »
SIEF's fiftieth birthday will be celebrated with a special Jubilee Symposium and an Extraordinary General Assembly in Am...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
New Mexico Tours in Danger of Cancellation »
More people must register for the 2014 Annual Meeting preconference tours by September 15 in order to cover the cost of...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dance and Concert Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance »
Tickets for events at the 2014 Annual Meeting must be purchased in advance in order to ensure that the events will take...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS Board Backs Mentoring at Annual Meeting »
Mentoring and being mentored are important aspects of any career, whether those relationships are formal or informal, shor...
Monday, June 02, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites »
Open Folklore ( ), the AFS-Indiana University portal to open-access folklore scholarship, is preser...
Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting News Will be Available in June »
The 2014 local planning and review committees are very busy these days making arrangements and decisions for our upcoming...
Friday, April 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Have Two Ways to Access JSTOR »
Individuals who have limited or no opportunity to use a research library can gain direct access to JSTOR journal archives...

Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beatrice Maestas Sandoval Featured in Fiber Arts Tour »
Las Vegas, NM native Beatrice Maestas Sandoval remembers hearing about her great-grandmother, a weaver. "Somehow, I alwa...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travel the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail »
Indulge your passion for traditional weaving and embroidery, spectacular scenery, and mouthwatering New Mexico chile, al...
Monday, August 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Storyteller Dovie Thomason Will Perform in Santa Fe »
Tickets are available now for the 2014 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert , sponsored by the Storytelling Section of the Americ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Harrisburg Welcomes Visiting Folklorist Harika Zöhre from Turkey »
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania—The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Har...
Thursday, June 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Now to "Hack" the Girard Wing of the Museum of International Folk Art »
by Nelda Ault and Betty Belanus (Folklore and Education Section conveners) and Paddy Bowman (Local Learning) Th...

Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Folklore and Historic Preservation Policy: Toward a Richer Sense of Place »
by Laurie Kay Sommers, with members of the AFS Working Group in Folklore and Hist...
Monday, July 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Best Practices for Facility Ownership Posted to AFS Website »
We've just added a new  report by Jill Breit on best practices for facility ownership to the AFS Consultancy and...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two New Consultancy and Professional Development Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've just added two new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies and professional development opportuniti...
Friday, May 31, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three New Consultancy Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've just added three new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies to the AFS web site: A report b...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reports from New Public Folklore Consultancy Projects Now on AFS Site »
We've just posted two new reports from recent AFS-supported Consultancy and Professional Development Program activities to...

Monday, April 07, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response to "Why I Can't Stand White Bellydancers" »
by Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)—   On March 4, 2014, Salon published an article, written by Randa...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Studies in China and the China Folklore Society: A Brief Introduction »
by Juwen Zhang (Willamette University/Dartmouth College) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, China...
Monday, October 08, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
On Jay Mechling’s “You Can’t Teach Folklore” »
by Bob Bethke (University of Delaware, retired) -- Editor’s note: The essay by Jay Mechling discussed in the...
Monday, September 17, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
Time for a Dialogue? »
by Lee Haring -- Folklore studies and translation studies are two fields that have grown and matured in recent years,...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Legendary Takes on Hurricane Katrina »
This essay is a redacted version of the first section of a much longer article that will appear in the Spring 2012  ...

Calls for Submissions
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study »
November 1 is the deadline for proposals for the conference, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio, May 6-9, 2015. For more...
Monday, August 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions »
Proposals are due December 15, 2014 for an international conference on "Trans-Atlan...
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Children's Folklore Section Taking Submissions for Newell Prize »
The Children's Folklore Section annually offers the W. W. Newell Prize, which includes a cash award of $100, for the best...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Américo Paredes Prize Nominations Due August 31 »
The deadline for nominations for the AFS's 2014 Américo Paredes Prize is August 31. Each year, the AFS Committee o...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zora Neale Hurston Prize Applications Due August 31 »
The 2014 application deadline for the AFS Zora Neale Hurston Prize is August 31. This prize of $100 is named for the pion...

Professional Opportunities
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research Support for PhD Candidates Working in Estonia »
The Estonian Research Council is offering six grants for PhD candidates to relocate to Estonia for a duration of 12-24 m...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Vera Project Seeks Executive Director »
The Vera Project is an all‐ages volunteer‐led music and arts venue located in the Seattle Center campus. By engaging pa...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Offers Fellowships to African Scholars »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 38 fellowship awards to African scholars in the sixth ye...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sound Transit Seeks Public Art Project Manager »
The Public Art Project Manager will provide overall project management of large-scale integrated public art projects thro...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Institution Seeks 2 Program Assistants »
The Recovering Voices Program at the National Museum of Natural History intends to hire two non-federal, four-year, t...

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