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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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Monday, April 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Announces Next JAF Editors »
The AFS Executive Board has named a faculty collective at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green as the next editor...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives NEA Funding to Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program »
The American Folklore Society has been awarded a grant from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowmen...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Essential Texts for Children's Folklore Studies Wiki Bibliography Now Available »
Members of the Children's Folklore Section have assembled Essential Texts for Children's Folklore Studies , a wiki biblio...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Cosponsors 2014 Junior Folklorist Challenge »
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with ePals Corporation, is asking students to...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board April 2014 Actions »
At its April 11-12, 2014, meeting on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, the Society's Executive Board too...

Did You Know...?
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...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Evening and Weekend Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline f...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus Keywords for Your Proposal Will Make Your Work More Accessible »
All 2014 Annual Meeting proposal forms ask for keywords approved by the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus that describe the...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 27 is the Deadline for New Memberships for Those Who Want to Submit a Proposal »
Submitting a 2014 Annual Meeting proposal requires meeting registration. Student and low-income members of AFS enjoy consi...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discussion is Everything in Annual Meeting Forums »
One of the strengths of the AFS Annual Meeting is the creativity of session organizers, who sometimes find ways to present...

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Anthropology News Features Article on "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Living Communities" »
On March 26, 2014, the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology News blog included an article by Antoinette T...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 W. W. Newell Prize Awarded to Brant Ellsworth and Semontee Mitra »
The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society has announced the winners of the 2013 W. W. Newell Prize,...
Friday, November 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Awarded to Kate Reyes »
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society announces the recipients of the Raphael Patai...
Friday, November 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Awarded to Paddy Bowman and Kay Turner »
At its recent annual meeting in Providence, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named two prominent American folklorists...
Sunday, October 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustaining the Field: The Public Programs Section in Action at AFS 2013 »
by Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress) As the largest section (in terms of members) the Public...

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
13 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for Ethnomusicology Encourages Applications for 2014 Diversity Action Programs »
The Society for Ethnomusicology encourages applications for its expanded Diversity Action Programs for 2014 . Programs in...
13 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: We are the Folk: Rethinking Folklore in the Twenty-First Century »
Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes would turn eighty this year. Inspired by this date, the Instituto de Estudos d...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
4/20/14 Deadline for Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council Annual Meeting Proposals »
The BAAC annual conference will be held from September 17 to 19 in Riga, Latvia , in the National Library of Latvia,...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Offers Fellowships to Native American Artists in Upper Midwest »
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is proud to be able to offer support to artists from tribal nations located...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contributors Sought for Ethnic American Food Encyclopedia »
The Ethnic American Food Today Encyclopedia , to be published by AltaMira Press (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield...

Professional Opportunities
14 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
HistoryMiami Seeks Folklife Specialist »
HistoryMiami, located in downtown Miami, FL is a well-established museum with approximately forty full- and part-time em...
14 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Folklife Network Seeks Two Contract Fieldworkers »
Pending final funding notification, the Oregon Folklife Network seeks to hire two professional folklorists to conduct a f...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Humanities Council Seeks Program Manager »
The Illinois Humanities Council has just announced an opening for a program manager who will specialize in two newly formu...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
City Lore Documentary Institute Accepting Applications »
After 28 years of documenting New York City's cultures and communities in audio, still images and film, the staff at C...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University Seeking Museum Curator »
The Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University is in search of a curator to manage the museum's collection and...

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