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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.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

News
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS Election Candidate Bios and Platform Statements Now Available »
In August, the AFS Nominating Committee (Selina Morales, chair, Joseph Sciorra, Diane Tye, and Steve Zeitlin) announced it...
Friday, September 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS "Gray Literature" Collection Now Available via Open Folklore »
The Open Folklore team is happy to announce that a valuable collection of materials on current practice in, and the histor...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural Analysis Volume on Practice Theory in Folkloristics and Ethnology »
Check out the current issue of Cultural Analysis , which features articles on practice theory in contemporary folkloristi...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph Sciorra's Built with Faith Wins IASA 2016 Book Award »
The Italian American Studies Association is pleased to present its 2016 Book Award to  Joseph Sciorra  for ...
Thursday, September 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regional Welcome Reception at Annual Meeting in Miami »
SouthArts and the American Folklore Society are sponsoring a regional welcoming event on Thursday, October 19, at the annu...

Did You Know...?
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miami 2016 is a CRONING YEAR! »
Every few years, the Women’s Section sponsors croning ceremonies for women members of the Society when they reach the age...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many Presenters Will Experiment with Alternative Formats at 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting »
In February, we called for presenters to try a new, short paper presentation option, and many of you answered the call....
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Provides a Time and Place to Remember »
Our annual meeting offers two ways to pay tribute--both to our colleagues who have died since the last gathering, and to a...
Friday, September 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Registration Deadline for Experiments in Exhibition Workshop Approaches »
Now's your chance to take advantage of an incredible opportunity to learn from one of the foremost national experts in the...
Thursday, September 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Folkloristics Conference About to Begin in Latvia »
From September 14-16, 2016, the conference "Toward Digital Folkloristics: research perspectives • archival praxis • ethica...

Notes
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Guide to Folklore and Education Interests at the AFS Annual Meeting in Miami »
By Betty Belanus (Senior Convener) and Jan Rosenberg (Junior Convener) Our colleague Paddy Bowman compiled this hel...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Guide to Public Folklore Interests at the AFS Annual Meeting in Miami »
By Selina Morales and Thomas Grant Richardson (Conveners, Public Programs Section) - The following panels, meetings,...
Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Guide to Museum-Focused Programs at the AFS Annual Meeting in Miami »
By Jason Baird Jackson Convener, Folklore and Museums Section Museum-minded folklorists and their friends have m...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Offers Opportunities for Students »
Students are a vital part of any AFS annual meeting; this year, almost thirty percent of preregistrants are students. AFS...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Today for the Personal Archives Management Workshop »
Attention, folklorists! How many of us work with our personal collections in situations like the one pictured here? And ye...

Reports
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...

Essays
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 1 »
by J. Sanford (Sandy) Rikoon  --Editors’ Note: “Advice From the Dark Side: University Administrators He...
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,...

Calls for Submissions
Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for American Music Establishes New Fellowship in Honor of Anne Dhu McLucas »
The Society for American Music is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship for graduate students in honor...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Grant Awards for Museum Research Now Open »
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Deadline: December 1, 2016 Grant Award: up to $50,000 and 2...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Black Women in White America, Revisited »
The Graduate Program in Women’s History Presents:  The 19th Annual Conference in Women’s History:  Black Wome...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Vernacular Architecture Forum's 36th Annual Conference »
The  Vernacular Architecture Forum  invites paper proposals for its 36th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City,...
Thursday, September 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Southern Folklife Collection Announces Audiovisual Research Fellowship »
The Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) is pleased to announce the SFC Audiovisual Research Fellowship. Created through sup...

Professional Opportunities
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Folk Art Alliance Seeks Contracted Folklorist »
The prospective folklorist will implement the Folk Art Alliance’s first year of fieldwork and documentation of folk and tr...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Humanities Seeks Grants Manager »
The Grants Manager is responsible for leading grants management support to the Programs department in alignment with the s...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Specialist Opening at Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art »
The principal goal of this position is to introduce the collection, object-based teaching approaches, and interdisciplinar...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alliance for California Traditional Arts Seeks New Media Communications Manager »
This is a new position within the organization and its first employee will be charged with individually tailoring the work...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Peoples Fund Seeks Vice President of Operations and Programs »
First Peoples Fund seeks an experienced leader who can inspire, direct, and manage a creative team driven by cultural valu...


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