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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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ACLS Announces Winners of 2016 Dissertation Fellowships »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2016 cohort of Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fe...
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Latest Issue of the AFS Folklore and Education Section Newsletter Now Available »
Co-editors Rosemary Hathaway and Gregory Hansen are pleased to announce the most recent issue of the newsletter for the "F...
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William "Bert" Wilson (1933-2016) »
William "Bert" Wilson, folklorist and professor emeritus of English at Brigham Young University, died on Monday, April 25....
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Extended for the 2016 Midwest Folklorists Retreat »
Registration for the  2016 Midwest Folklorists Retreat  is now open! The organizers are excited to host you all...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Daniel R. Barnes (1940-2016) »
Dr. Daniel R. Barnes, professor of English and folklore at The Ohio State University (OSU), died Sunday, April 3, 2016. Bo...

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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...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS is Accepting Submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize »
AFS is now accepting submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize, which is awarded to the author(s) of the best book-length...
Friday, February 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diamond Presentations Lower Language Barriers and Generate Discussion »
Diamond presentations were introduced to AFS in 2010 as a highly visual, focused alternative to the standard conference p...

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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...
Monday, October 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Information for AFS Annual Meeting Attendees »
1. Program changes As in the past, all meeting registrants will receive a program book with an insert of program c...

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
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Department of State Offers New Funding Opportunity: Communities Connecting Heritage Program »
The US State Department is offering a new funding opportunity for public and private non-profit organizations. The "Commun...
Thursday, April 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Manuscripts: California Historical Society Book Award »
The California Historical Society (CHS) and Heyday have established the California Historical Society Book Award for a boo...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Transnational Asia/Pacific Section Accepting Applications for Jonathan T. Yeh Award »
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Food and Feasting in Post-1700 Outlaw Narratives »
The following is a call for abstracts for a proposed collection on food and feasting in post-1700 outlaw narratives. While...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP (Deadline Approaches): The 2016 Issue of Folklore and Education »
The  Journal of Folklore and Education  is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access K-16 journal published annua...

Professional Opportunities
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American Folklife Center Seeks Veterans History Project Director »
This position is located in the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center (AFC). The incumbent report...
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American Folklife Center Seeks Folklife Specialist »
The Folklife Specialist (Research and Programs) position is located in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Cong...
Thursday, April 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Department Offers New Grant Opportunities »
The State Department recently posted two new grant opportunities in . Under Creative Arts Exchanges, they are...
Monday, April 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elphinstone Institute Offers PhD Scholarships »
There is an open-competition for fully-funded PhD scholarships at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen on the...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tulane University Invites Applications for Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology »
The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a one-year visiting position beginning fall 2...

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