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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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Tuesday, December 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Week in the Life" Piece Features Folklorist Hanna Griff-Sleven »
PhDs at Work, a networking and resource website for PhDs working outside of the academy, recently featured folklorist Hann...
Monday, December 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah State University's Digital Folklore Project Tracks "Digital Trend of the Year" »
Logan, UT — Duck-lip selfies, Confession Bear memes, urban legends about tainted Halloween candy, Ebola scares; they’re...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey Retires »
Washington, DC —After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Folklore and Museums Section Welcomes Inaugural Members »
Museum-oriented folklorists accomplished a lot at the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting. In addition to a rich array of papers, pr...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Annual Meeting Largest Since 1989 »
The number of people attending the 2014 Annual Meeting exceeded any since the centennial of the annual meeting in Philadel...
Monday, November 24, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Open Folklore Adds Twelve Dissertations and Theses; Wants More »
If you are proud to call yourself an Indiana University Folklore graduate, you may share your thesis or dissertation with...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apply Now for Consultancy and Professional Development Support »
It is now almost halfway through the year-long lifespan of our current grant from the NEA Folk and Traditional Arts Progra...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
"US-China Center Traveling Folksong Revival Workshop" Featured in Burlington Free Press »
An October 2014 tour of China featuring five American scholars who perform the music they study is the subject of a recent...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
East Nashvillian Magazine Features Profile of 2014 Botkin Prize Winner »
Dr. Robert "Roby" Cogswell, director of the folklife program at the Tennessee Arts Commission and winner of the American F...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Special Issue of Museum Journal Focuses on Smithsonian Folklife Festival »
Curator: The Museum Journal has recently released its October 2014 issue (vol. 57, no. 4), which takes the Smithsonian Fo...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 AFS Election Open »
The 2014 AFS election is now open. This year, you are electing candidates to the Presidency (for a four-year, 2015-2018 t...
Thursday, October 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closes for Annual Meeting »
The entire AFS staff will be on-site in Santa Fe, so Friday, October 31, will be our last day in the AFS office until Nove...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Meeting Attendees Can Attend New Mexico State Museums for Free »
Four New Mexico state museums in Santa Fe ( Museum of International Folk Art , Museum of Indian Arts and Culture , N...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
WIPO Publishes Folk Festival Intellectual Property Guide »
The Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization is pleased to announce the release of i...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conference Rate Available at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel »
A special room rate will be available to AFS conference-goers at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel until October...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Full 2014 Meeting Program and Local Guides Available »
Go to the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting page to get an advance look at: • the full program book , including abstra...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwest Folklorists to Meet in Santa Fe; Reserve Your Space »
Midwest Folklorists will be holding a breakfast meeting at 7am on Friday, November 7 at the Eldorado Hotel restaurant in...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Give and Earn Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Certified Good Karma »
The annual Folk Belief and Religious Folklife section silent auction has been postponed until 2015, but you can still...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Archive Honors Folklore Pioneer Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin »
Officials with Indiana University's Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology have announced the creation of the Erminie...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2014 Election Candidate Bios and Platform Statements Now Available »
Each of the candidates put forward by the 2014 AFS Nominating Committee ( Sally Van de Water , chair; Laura Marcus Green...
Friday, October 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites »
Websites contain valuable information for research and for documenting the history of the field of folklore studies. But t...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Sexual Harassment Resources »
Sexual harassment is a very significant issue on university campuses and elsewhere in American life. Universities are taki...
Monday, October 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Journal of American Folklore Reopens Its Doors for Submissions »
As we announced last week, the 2016-2020 Western Kentucky University-based Journal of American Folklore editorial team i...
Friday, October 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony and Business Meeting Agendas Posted »
The agendas for the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony and Business Meeting have been posted at
Friday, October 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Readings Online for "Advances in Folklore Scholarship: New Directions in Folk Arts Scholarship" »
Chapters from the books featured in the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting panel "Advances in Folklore Scholarship:...
Monday, September 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, September 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, September 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update AFS Membership Before Annual Meeting »
Because sales tax is charged on all revenue collected in New Mexico, we ask you to plan ahead to renew or purchase your AF...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
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   (1 Comment - 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...

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