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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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Thursday, June 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Revised Program Now Available »
A revised program, reflecting a substantial number of changes since the Preliminary Program was posted in early June, may...
Monday, July 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces 2016 Fellowship and Award Recipients »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced the recipients of its 2016 fellowships and awards (t...
Friday, July 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Fellow Candacy A. Taylor and the Green Book Project »
Candacy A. Taylor is one of three folklorists to have recently been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Lear...
Friday, July 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three Folklorists Named ACLS Fellows »
AFS is pleased to announce that three folklorists have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Socie...
Wednesday, July 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Releases Details of 2016 National Heritage Fellowships Ceremony and Concert »
Ceremony and concert details for the 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships have just been announced. Here is the...

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Monday, June 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Mentoring at Annual Meeting; Mentors, Students Should Apply Now »
Consider being a part of the AFS Mentoring program. This program pairs students or new professionals with established pro...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Review Process Nearing Completion »
The review process for annual meeting proposals is still underway, but the end is in sight. The Review Committee's final d...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Gerald L. Davis Fund Travel Grants »
In memory of folklorist  Gerald L. Davis , AFS provides a limited number of grants of up to $500 each year to persons...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Submitting Proposals After Hours »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for s...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Members Should Join Now, Register for Annual Meeting Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...

Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Now for the Experiments in Exhibition Workshop »
  Are you planning an exhibition or public program? Join us for the third annual Experiments in Exhibiti...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teaching Resources using Alan Lomax's Field Recordings »
The following is a list of new online resources designed to encourage classroom use of Alan Lomax's pioneering 1938 a...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revisiting "'Celebrating Arabs'" »
By John Laudun (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) -- Given recent interest in the idea of Arabs or Arab-Americans celebr...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working Waterfront Resources of Interest to Folklorists »
The National Working Waterfront Network – an organization aimed at preserving working waterfronts and waterways – featur...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklore Society Announces 2015 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Recipient »
At its recent annual meeting in Long Beach, California, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named prominent American folkl...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Sustainers’ Fund Campaign: Final Report »
By Michael Ann Williams (2014-2015 AFS President ) -- I am very happy to report that 95 AFS members and friends contrib...
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preliminary Report on the 2015 Annual Meeting: Response and Outcomes »
The Society held its 126th annual meeting, on the theme "Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments," on October 14-17, 2015,...
Monday, December 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three New Consultancy and Professional Development Reports Added to AFS Web Site »
We've recently added three new reports from AFS-supported public folklore consultancies and professional development o...
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...

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
Monday, July 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intercultural Leadership Institute Accepting Applications »
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a yearlong rigorous personal and leadership development program for artist...
Thursday, July 07, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: International Conference of Mythology and Folklore »
The 3 rd International Conference of Mythology and Folklore will take place October 15-16, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania....
Wednesday, July 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: International SIEF Congress: Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft - Creativity »
The 13th international SIEF congress will take place in Göttingen, 26-30 March 2017. The theme is “Ways of Dwelling: Crisi...
Wednesday, July 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas: Call for Case Studies and Experience Stories »
Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA) is looking for case studies, experience stories and examples of...
Wednesday, July 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Wirtschaften. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. »
The following call for papers is for the 41st Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (dgv) Congress: Wirtschaften. Kulturwi...

Professional Opportunities
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UC Berkeley Accepting Applications for Lecturers in Folklore and Sociocultural Anthropology »
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temp...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Halmstad University Seeks Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethnography and Design Research »
Halmstad University in Halmstad, Sweden, is seeking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral researcher, with expertise in eth...
Monday, July 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Archivist Position Available for Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province in Albuquerque »
The Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province in Albuquerque, NM, are seeking a full- time archivist.   Pr...
Saturday, July 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kentucky Historical Society Offering Churchill Weavers Fellowship »
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is home to one of the finest weaving archives in the nation—the Churchill Weavers co...
Thursday, July 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Invites Applications for Full-time Curator & Folklorist »
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University seeks applicants for the full-time position of curator/folklorist....

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