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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, 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...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meredith McGriff Joins AFS Staff »
We're happy to announce that Meredith McGriff has join ed the American Folklore Society staff as Membership Coordinator...
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 ...

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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...

16 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pop Up Museum on Fieldwork Stories at AFS/ISFNR Annual Meeting in Miami »
By Betty Belanus  -- Hanna Griff-Sleven and I are curating a pop up museum on the theme of “Fieldwork Storie...
18 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: History and Folklore »
By Simon Bronner (Convener History and Folklore Section) -- I hope to see many of you at the upcoming American F...
19 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: Jewish Folklore and Ethnology »
By  Simon Bronner  (Convener, Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section) -- Sessions Wednesday, Oct...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: Folklore and Education »
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)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: Public Folklore »
By Selina Morales and Thomas Grant Richardson (Conveners, Public Programs Section) -- The following panels, meeting...

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...

Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advice from the Dark Side, Part 2 »
By Mark Workman --Editors’ Note: At the 2014 annual meeting in Santa Fe, the AFS sponsored a session titled “Adv...
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...

Calls for Submissions
16 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 24th International Conference of Europeanists, “Sustainability & Transformation” »
The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University invites proposal submissions for the 24th International Conf...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Deadline Approaches for the Third International Conference on Mythology and Folklore »
The deadline nears for submissions for the 3 rd  International Conference of Mythology and Folklore, which will take...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Street Music and Narrative Traditions »
The Kommission für Volksdichtung, an international association of song scholars seeks submissions for conference on “Stree...
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...

Professional Opportunities
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth and Community Education Manager Position Open at Stax Museum »
The Youth and Community Education Manager at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will contribute to the ongoing evoluti...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Burns Paiute Culture and Heritage Department Seeks Cultural Anthropologist »
Burns Paiute Culture and Heritage Department in Burns, Oregon seeks an anthropologist to oversee and coordinates cultural...
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...

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