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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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AFS Meeting Attendees Can Attend New Mexico State Museums for Free »
Four New Mexico state museums in Santa Fe ( Museum of International Folk Art , Museum of Indian Arts and Culture , N...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
WIPO Publishes Folk Festival Intellectual Property Guide »
The Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization is pleased to announce the release of i...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conference Rate Available at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel »
A special room rate will be available to AFS conference-goers at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel until October...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Full 2014 Meeting Program and Local Guides Available »
Go to the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting page to get an advance look at: • the full program book , including abstra...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwest Folklorists to Meet in Santa Fe; Reserve Your Space »
Midwest Folklorists will be holding a breakfast meeting at 7am on Friday, November 7 at the Eldorado Hotel restaurant in...

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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...
Friday, October 03, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internet Is Available at 2014 Annual Meeting »
All of our presenters at the 2014 Annual Meeting will have access to the internet. Wireless internet is available througho...

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...
Monday, October 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn about Learning in Santa Fe »
by Betty Belanus (Folklore and Education Section co-convener) -- The Folklore and Education Section of AFS would like to w...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Moment You Can't Ignore: A Folklorist and an Anthropologist Examine Organizational Culture »
The Moment You Can’t Ignore , the new book by folklorist Mal O’Connor and anthropologist Barry Dornfeld published earlier...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
All Things Storytelling at the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting »
by Milbre Burch (Storytelling Section co-convener) -- The Storytelling Sec...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Practices in History and Ethnography: An Invitation to Meet in Santa Fe »
If digital tools or digital media or digital practices are prominent in your work as a folklorist, you may be interested...

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
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Interım Conference of the Internatıonal Society for Folk Narratıve Research (ISFNR) »
The University of Hacettepe, on e of the leading universities in Turkey, is proud to invite the members of the Internati...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: International Society for Contemporary Legend Research: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend »
The 2015 Perspectives in Contemporary Legend Annual Conference will be held May 27-31, 2015, at the historic Menger Hotel...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development »
This September 30 -- October 4, 2015, Nuuk, Greenland conference explores the cultural, political, economic, and env...
Friday, October 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: North Atlantic Fiddle Convention »
Submissions are due November 15, 2014, for the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: " T...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: SIEF Young Scholar Prize »
In recognition of the important contribution of young scholars to the field and as a symbolic gesture to stimulate their...

Professional Opportunities
Monday, October 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Seeks Folk and Traditional Arts Director »
The window to apply for the position of Folk and Traditional Arts Director at the National Endowment for the Arts closes...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah State Seeks Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Material History of Everyday Life »
The Department of History at Utah State University invites applications for a non-renewable one-semester Distinguished V...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Seeks Director of Programs »
Scion Executive Search ( ) has been retained to conduct the search for a new Director of Pro...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia Tech Seeks Assistant Professor in Public Humanities »
The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in P...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Workshop, "Museums at the Crossroads," Taking Applications »
The Indiana University Mathers Museum of World Cultures and School of Global and International Studies will take appli...

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