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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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Friday, June 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Preliminary Program Available »
The Preliminary Program has been posted for the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami, October 19-22. Please review i...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edith “Edie” Turner (1921-2016) »
Edith Lucy Brocklesby Turner (Edie), mother, anthropologist, poet and teacher, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016, th...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Reissues Four Historic LPs to Commemorate 40th Anniversary »
In commemoration of their 40th anniversary, the American Folklife Center (AFC) has announced the release of four albums fr...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Southwest Folklife Alliance Continues Its Work on End of Life Cultural Project »
The Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA), a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Arizona, is continuing...
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 AFS Member Survey Reports Now Available »
AFS President Kay Turner sent the following message to members on June 15, 2016: In February 2016, the Ame...

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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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Submitting Proposals After Hours »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for s...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Members Should Join Now, Register for Annual Meeting Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...

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...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklore Society Announces 2015 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Recipient »
At its recent annual meeting in Long Beach, California, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named prominent American folkl...
Monday, October 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Information for AFS Annual Meeting Attendees »
1. Program changes As in the past, all meeting registrants will receive a program book with an insert of program c...

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
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Archie Green Student Travel Award Deadline Extended »
Please note that the application deadline for the Archie Green Student Travel Award has been extended to July 15, 201...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Women, Gender, and Families of Color »
Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC) invites submissions for upcoming issues. WGFC, available in libraries through...
Friday, June 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Animal Husbandry: Bestiality in Medieval Culture »
The following is a call for papers for a volume on “Animal Husbandry: Bestiality in Medieval Culture.” The volume is under...
Friday, June 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: New Journal: Antisemitism Studies »
The editor of Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that will contribute to the scholarly study of...
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Folklorists Are Fallible »
The following is a call for papers for a special seminar, entitled “Folklorists Are Fallible.” The seminar will be held in...

Professional Opportunities
Saturday, June 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Archives of Traditional Music Seeking Collections and Cataloging Librarian »
Reporting to the director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the Collections and Cataloging Librarian will overse...
Saturday, June 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDOCS Storytellers' Institute at Skidmore College Seeking Director »
Skidmore College's John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) is accepting applications for a renewable 3 yea...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louisiana Folklife Program Seeking Fieldworkers »
The Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) Folklife Program is seeking professional folklorists to conduct folklife researc...
Friday, June 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Center Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Residential Fellowships »
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants m...
Thursday, June 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Now Open »
The 2017-2018 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open! Award descriptions can be found in individual l...

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