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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 Office Closes for Winter Break, December 17-January 2 »
The office, now in its new location in the Classroom-Office Building, will re-open January 3.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 AFS Election Is Now Open for Your Vote »
The 2016 AFS election is now open for your vote. This year, AFS members are electing candidates to a four-year term i...
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
AFS and Folklore Studies Featured on the ACLS Website Homepage »
For the next several weeks, the American Council of Learned Societies ( ) is featuring a profile of the AFS...
Friday, December 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Support Standing Rock: Documents for Immediate Circulation and Use »
Organizers of the campaign to fight the North Dakota Pipeline ask supporters to engage in one or more of the following spe...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Awards and Prizes Announced at 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting »
AFS would like to congratulate all of the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami...

Did You Know...?
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert Will Featue the Stories and Rhythms of Haiti and Cuba »
By Joseph Sobol (Storytelling Section Co-convener) -- The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert, sponsored by the AFS S...
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 9, 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...

Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Opie Prize Awarded to Andrew Burn and Chris Richards »
The Opie Prize Committee of the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce the wi...
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: New Directions in Folklore »
By   John Price ( Section Convener, New Directions in Folklore) -- The New Directions in Folklore sectio...
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Series of Conversations at the AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting to Bring Together Folklorists and Activists »
By Debora Kodish --  I wanted to invite people to a series of conversations at AFS that bring together activis...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Guide: Mediterranean »
By  Meltem Turkoz (Convener, Mediterranean Studies Section) -- The guide below covers panels that include pa...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IU Folklore Professors to Meet with Prospective Grad Students at AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami »
Interested in pursuing graduate studies in folklore at Indiana University? Come gather information and ask questions at th...

Friday, December 2, 2016   (3 Comments - view/add)
Honoring Lydia Cabrera's Story: Altar, Performance, and the Living Archive »
by Solimar Otero and Kay Turner -- The American Folklore Society honored Cuban folklorist Lydia Cabrera (1899-1991), proli...
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 8, 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...

Yesterday   (0 Comments - view/add)
Echolocation and Rock Art Landscapes »
I'm Tommaso Mattioli and I'm a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Barcelona in Spain. My project is about acoustics a...

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 7, 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 8, 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
Yesterday   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Book Series, "Studies in Folklore and Ethnology: Traditions, Practices, and Identities" »
A Series Edited by Simon J. Bronner and Barbro Klein -- Books in the Folklore and Ethnology series highlight cultura...
Yesterday   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Instructors »
What Is Gained in Translation? Learning How to Read Translated Literature -- Applications are now being accepted for...
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Reminder for the 2017 ARSC Preservation Grants »
The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings was founded by Al Schlachtmeyer and th...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder--2017 ARSC Conference Deadlines are Approaching »
Deadlines for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ 2017 conference travel grants as well as the presentation an...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP for Panel: “Contemporary Re-imaginings of Human-Animal Entanglements in the Fairy Tale” »
The fairy tale has always been a privileged site for enacting, questioning and blurring the boundaries between the human a...

Professional Opportunities
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Seeks Curator of Ethnic American Music »
Under the direction of the Music Technical Services Librarian, the Ethnic American Music Coordinator collaborates with the...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Arkansas Craft School Seeks an Executive Director »
The Arkansas Craft School (ACS) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and instru...
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Middle Tennessee State University Seeks Assistant Archivist for Center for Popular Music »
The successful candidate will serve as archival assistant for a research collection in the Center for Popular Music that c...
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recorded Sound Program Manager Position Open at the Library of Congress »
The Recorded Sound Section in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division of Library Services, is respon...

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