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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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Update AFS Membership Before Annual Meeting »
Because we will be responsible for sales tax on all revenue collected at the annual meeting, we ask you to avoid renewing...
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New AFS Benefit: Access to Humanities E-Book Subscription »
The American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book (HEB) released Round 11 of their online collection this Augu...
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All Santa Fe Tours Will Run; Some Spots Still Available »
Thanks to everyone who responded by our September 15 tour registration deadline, all three preconference tours comfortab...
Friday, September 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Robert Leopold Named Deputy Director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage »
Robert Leopold, director of the Smithsonian’s Consortium for World Cultures and senior program officer for history, art...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Space Still Available for Students to Lunch with an Editor »
As part of the Executive Board's mentoring initiative, AFS is offering students an opportunity to have lunch with Micha...

Did You Know...?
Monday, September 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Need to Explain what Folklorists Do? There's a Flyer for That »
Prompted by recommendations from the AFS media and public relations committee and member comments, AFS has created an info...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Day Falls During AFS Annual Meeting Week »
If you intend to come early to Santa Fe for our annual meeting, please look into early or absentee voting in your state --...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dance and Concert Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance »
Tickets for events at the 2014 Annual Meeting must be purchased in advance in order to ensure that the events will take...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS Board Backs Mentoring at Annual Meeting »
Mentoring and being mentored are important aspects of any career, whether those relationships are formal or informal, shor...
Monday, June 02, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites »
Open Folklore ( ), the AFS-Indiana University portal to open-access folklore scholarship, is preser...

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Opportunities for Students at the 2014 Annual Meeting »
Dear Friends, We’re pleased that you will be participating in the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting t...
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A Museum-Minded Guide to the 2014 American Folklore Society Meetings »
by Jason Baird Jackson (Mathers Museum of World Cultures) -- Folklorists with an interest in museums are feeling quite e...
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Isabel Gonzales to Present on Fiber Arts Tour »
Isabel Gonzales, an embroiderer from Jemez Pueblo, has now been confirmed as one of the presenting artists in the Fiber Ar...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beatrice Maestas Sandoval Featured in Fiber Arts Tour »
Las Vegas, NM native Beatrice Maestas Sandoval remembers hearing about her great-grandmother, a weaver. "Somehow, I alwa...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travel the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail »
Indulge your passion for traditional weaving and embroidery, spectacular scenery, and mouthwatering New Mexico chile, al...

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
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2015 Society for Applied Athropology Meeting »
The Society for Applied Anthropology invites you to submit proposals for panels, papers, and posters for the spring 2015...
Monday, September 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 46th Annual Conference of the College English Association: Imaginations »
The Officers and Board of Directors of the College English Association invite you to join them for the 46th Annual Confe...
Monday, September 08, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Warren E. Roberts Prize for Best Student Paper in Folk Art »
Folk Arts Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions through Sept. 25 for the annual Warren E. Roberts...
Friday, September 05, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2015 Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association »
The 2015 Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association will hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study »
November 1 is the deadline for proposals for the conference, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio, May 6-9, 2015. For more...

Professional Opportunities
Friday, September 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Community Works Institute (CWI) Offers Summer Institutes on Place, Service and Sustainability »
ABOUT THE INSTITUTES Participants at Summer EAST and WEST spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week with K-1...
Friday, September 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Mexico Arts Seeks Folk Arts, Grants, ADA and Music Coordinator »
Applications are due September 21, 2014 for New Mexico Arts' Folk Arts, Grants, ADA and Music Coordinator....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ArtsGreensboro Seeks Local Coordinator for National Folk Festival »
The National Folk Festival comes to Greensboro, North Carolina, beginning in the fall of 2015, continuing a 75-year tradit...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Seeks Executive Director/Chief Curator »
The Executive Director/Chief Curator leads all activities directly related to the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi collection an...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Route 66 Project Seeking Tribal Oral History Collector »
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is currently soliciting proposals from qualified individu...

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