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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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Some Annual Meeting Options Require Advance Planning »
Thanks to all those who have already placed their orders, we can now confirm that we can meet our commitments to servi...
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ArtPlace America Accepting Grant Applications to Support Creative Placemaking »
ArtPlace America , a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of In...
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The AFS 2014-2018 Long-Range Plan »
The American Folklore Society’s first modern-day long-range planning effort took place in the late 1990s, and led, among o...
Friday, September 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New Journal of American Folklore Editorial Team »
The Western Kentucky University-based incoming editors of the Journal of American Folklore have announced their comp...
Monday, September 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Folklore and Education Debuts »
Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education proudly invites readers from many spheres to explore the...

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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...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Music at the Crossroads: Saturday Night Dance featuring Felix y Los Gatos »
by Claude Stephenson -- Folks who attended the AFS meeting in Albuquerque several years ago fondly remember that New M...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opportunities for Students at the 2014 Annual Meeting »
There are several opportunities that are designed specifically for students at the 2014 Annual Meeting :...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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, 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
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CFP: Journal of Education and Human Development »
Journal of Education and Human Development is inviting papers for Vol. 3, No. 3 & 4. The online publication date is...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2015 FSAC/ACEF Annual Meeting, "Mediations" »
November 7 is the deadline for proposals for the Folklore Studies Association of Canada/l’Association canadienne d’ethno...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ARSC Accepting Nominations for 2015 Awards for Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, and Service »
Nominations for the 2015 ARSC Awards for Excellence You are invited to propose candidates for the 2015...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: SIEF2015 12th Congress »
More than 400 anthropologists, ethnologists, folklorists and others interested in European culture will meet for the I...
Monday, September 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize »
Each year, the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards two prizes in honor of pioneering scholar Elli K...

Professional Opportunities
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Seeks Executive Director »
LCMM seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and in partnership with the board and key staff create a...
Friday, September 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newberry Library Fellowship Program Taking Applications »
Newberry fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use the Newberry collection. You will find intriguing and...
Friday, September 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
University of Missouri Extension Seeks Community Arts Specialist »
University of Missouri Extension and its Community Arts Program have recently entered into partnership with the St. Lo...
Friday, September 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surdna Foundation Issues RFP for Individual Artists, Culture Bearers, and Nonprofits »
The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts org...
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...

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