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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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NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey Retires »
Washington, DC —After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Folklore and Museums Section Welcomes Inaugural Members »
Museum-oriented folklorists accomplished a lot at the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting. In addition to a rich array of papers, pr...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Annual Meeting Largest Since 1989 »
The number of people attending the 2014 Annual Meeting exceeded any since the centennial of the annual meeting in Philadel...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Open Folklore Adds Twelve Dissertations and Theses; Wants More »
If you are proud to call yourself an Indiana University Folklore graduate, you may share your thesis or dissertation with...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apply Now for Consultancy and Professional Development Support »
It is now almost halfway through the year-long lifespan of our current grant from the NEA Folk and Traditional Arts Progra...

Did You Know...?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Find Receipts for Online Payments in Your Profile »
Here's how to find your receipts for online payments: Sign in. Go to Manage Profile, and look for the heading "Inv...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Needs Program Updates as Soon as Possible »
Please inform AFS as soon as you become aware of a change to programming at the Annual Meeting -- whether your own withdra...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Programming Begins Wednesday Afternoon »
The 2014 AFS Annual Meeting opens the door to all attendees Wednesday, Nov. 5, with two AFS section-sponsored lectures, 3:...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Memorial Table Provides Place to Pay Tribute to Departed Colleagues »
Anyone can contribute to the annual Memorial Board and Table, inspired by the many folk traditions that commemorate the de...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS-Fractured Atlas Partnership Brings New Member Benefits »
Did you know that AFS has a partnership with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit organization that provides benefits and service...

Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coming Soon: Complete Listing of 2014 AFS and Section Prize Winners »
Check in at in early December, or see the next "New in the AFS Review" for a complete list of 2014 prize winners.
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
History and Folklore Section Awards 2014 Wayland D. Hand Prize to Burley, by Ann Ferrell »
The 2014 Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book that Combines Historical and Folkloristic Perspectives was awarded b...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Awarded to Robert Cogswell »
At its recent annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the American Folklore Society named Dr. Robert "Roby” Cogswell of...
Friday, October 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Information for 2014 Annual Meeting Attendees »
1. Annual Meeting guides Several guides to Annual Meeting programming that identify themes and patterns, as well...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2014 Annual Meeting for First-time International Attendees »
by Michael Dylan Foster (Indiana University) -- On behalf of the Committee on International Issues, I want to extend a s...

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
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Yale Graduate Conference on Song in/as Literature Invites Proposals »
"Singing the World: Song in/as Literature," a graduate conference sponsored by Yale's Department of Comparative Literature...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Expressing the Rural West: Poetry of the Next Generation »
The Western Folklife Center is again hosting a spoken word poetry contest for the next generation of western poets in it...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Archives and Libraries Section McCallum Prize »
This is a notice that the Archives and Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society has extended the deadline for th...
Thursday, October 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Why Folkloristics? »
"Why Folkloristics?," an international conference at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, June 10-12, 2015, will gather folk...
Thursday, October 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2015 ARSC Conference »
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for presentations at its 49th annual conference, to be he...

Professional Opportunities
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Inter-American Foundation Offers Fellowships to PhD Candidates Working in Development »
PhD candidates researching grassroots development work, especially work taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean, a...
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University of Arkansas Announces Open Tenure-Track Position for Latin Americanist »
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas has announced its intent to hire a new assistant professor of...
Friday, November 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association for Recorded Sound Collections Announces 2015 Workshop and Grants »
The outreach committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) has announced the following workshop and g...
Friday, November 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Collections Archivist Needed at IU Archives of African American Music and Culture »
Indiana University's Archives of African American Music and Culture is searching for a digital collections archivist/proje...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Office of Federal/State Partnership Seeking Director »
The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking a director for its Office of Federal/State Partnership, the offic...

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