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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, August 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Nominating Committee Announces Slate for the 2016 Election »
The AFS Nominating Committee (Selina Morales, chair, Joseph Sciorra, Diane Tye, and Steve Zeitlin) is happy to announce it...
Friday, August 05, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Information About the Zika Virus in Miami »
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that a small number of cases of the Zika virus have been...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS 2016-17 Fellowship and Grant Competitions Now Open »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2016-17 competitions are now open for many of th...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces African Humanities Program Fellows »
The African Humanities Program (AHP) awarded 11 dissertation fellowships and 27 postdoctoral fellowships to applicants fro...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklife Symposium On Collections, Collaborations and Connections »
As part of its ongoing 40th Anniversary celebrations, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present...

Did You Know...?
Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
August Registration Is Required for Miami Tours »
Register now for the local tours on offer from the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting planning committee. Registration closes Au...
Monday, July 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
August 31 Deadline for Registering for Tours and Workshops »
Registration for tours and workshops at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Miami closes August 31. See  http://www.afsnet...
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...

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...
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...

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
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Abstracts for Edited Volume on Everyday Life on the African Continent »
Editors Kemi Balogun, Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, and Habib Iddrisu invite abstracts for an edited volume on “Everyday...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tennessee Folklore Society Seeks Proposals for Presentations »
The Tennessee Folklore Society seeks proposals for presentations on subjects related to the folklore of Tennessee and...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dorothy Howard Folklore and Education Prize Nominations Due August 31 »
The Dorothy Howard Folklore and Education Prize  competition is open to individuals and organizations whose work effe...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
North Carolina Food Blog Seeks Submissions »
The North Carolina Folklife Institute is looking for submissions to their food blog, NC Food . Pieces are generally somew...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don Yoder Graduate and William A. Wilson Undergraduate Paper Prizes »
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for two student prizes...

Professional Opportunities
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
University of Lausanne Announces Two Four-Year Ph.D. Positions for ARTIVISM Project »
Applications are now being accepted for two fully funded, full-time, 4 year doctoral positions in social and cultural anth...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Artes de México en Utah Seeks Director of Operations and Programs »
Artes de México is a five-year-old nonprofit organization that promotes the appreciation of Mexican art in Utah with a vis...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four Rivers Cultural Center Seeks Folklorist »
Four Rivers Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Oregon Folklife Network, seeks to hire an experienced, well-qualifi...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Center Offers Residential Fellowships for 2017-18 »
The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the pe...
Thursday, August 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nevada Humanities Seeks Program Manager »
Nevada Humanities seeks a full-time Program Manager in its Reno, Nevada, office to plan, implement, and evaluate innovat...

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