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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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Monday, May 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
US State Department Comments on World Bank Safeguard Revisions Address Cultural Heritage Issues »
As the World Bank's multiyear revision of its safeguarding policies, which are intended to ensure that World Bank financin...
Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maryland Folklife Archives Go Public »
At an April 21 ceremony at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) annou...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Period for 2014 Ethnographic Field School in Sonora, Mexico, Closing Soon »
Tuscon Meet Yourself, along with partners the University of Arizona and the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, is hos...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthropologists without Borders Group Arises from WCAA Task Force »
Beginning as an advocacy and outreach task force of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, the group Antrop...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces New Prize for Best English Translation of East European–Language Journal Article »
From the American Council of Learned Societies —The Michael Heim Translation Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces Winners of 2014 Dissertation Fellowships »
New York, NY —The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the   2013–14 Mellon/A...
Monday, April 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Announces Next JAF Editors »
The AFS Executive Board has named a faculty collective at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green as the next editor...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives NEA Funding to Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program »
The American Folklore Society has been awarded a grant from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowmen...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Essential Texts for Children's Folklore Studies Wiki Bibliography Now Available »
Members of the Children's Folklore Section have assembled Essential Texts for Children's Folklore Studies , a wiki biblio...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Cosponsors 2014 Junior Folklorist Challenge »
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with ePals Corporation, is asking students to...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board April 2014 Actions »
At its April 11-12, 2014, meeting on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, the Society's Executive Board too...
Monday, April 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 AFS Nominating Committee Invites Your Recommendations »
The 2014 AFS Nominating Committee (Sally Van de Water, Smithsonian Institution, chair; Laura Marcus Green, independent fol...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 AFS Annual Report Now Available »
AFS's 2013 annual report is now available online. Click here to view it. You can find annual reports for years 2001–2012...
Monday, April 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Extended for 2014 Alan Lomax Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications »
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress has extended the application deadline for this year's Alan Lomax Fello...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Library of Congress Announces New Sound Recordings for National Registry »
The Library of Congress has just announced the newest set of recordings selected by its National Recording Pr...
Friday, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Sue Samuelson Foodways Student Essay Prize Awarded »
The Foodways Section announces the winners of the 2014 Sue Samuelson Foodways Student Essay Prize: 1st Place...
Saturday, March 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suggested Readings in Folklore-Related Literature Added to Folklore Wiki »
With thanks to the publore community, and Rhonda Walker Weaver for compiling the suggestions, a list of folklore-related...
Friday, March 21, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
Former AFS Board Member Wins Prestigious Sondheim Teaching Award »
Former AFS Executive Board member Leonard Norman Primiano of Cabrini College in Radnor, PA, was recently awarded a Stephen...
Thursday, March 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Historians Plan Work Toward the Public Sector »
Inside Higher Education reported on March 20 that the American Historical Association (the professional society for the f...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State University Libraries Make Rare Field Recording Collection Available on YouTube »
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State’s University Libraries announces the release of the Samuel...
Thursday, March 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Essential Texts for Folklore and Education Wiki Bibliography Now Available »
The Folklore and Education section has added a short annotated bibliography of "essential publications," available here...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for Ethnomusicology Announces Launch of Sound Matters: The SEM Blog »
The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the launch of Sound Matters: The SEM Blog . Hosted on the SEM...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scholarships Available for 2014 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference »
The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials an...
Friday, March 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Dance and Movement Analysis Section Offers Travel Stipend for AFS Annual Meeting »
The Dance and Movement Analysis section is offering a $300 travel stipend for someone presenting on dance at the 2014...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goucher College Invites Participation in Civic Hackathon for Community Solutions »
Goucher College's Graduate Programs in Cultural Sustainability , Digital Arts , Environmental Studies , and Management...
Friday, February 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Harrisburg Now Offering Graduate Certificate in Folklore and Ethnography »
Penn State Harrisburg is pleased to announce a new graduate certificate program in folklore and ethnography. This 15-cre...
Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New on the AFS Website: More AFS History »
We have recently brought to the surface more of the history of the Society and the field, including the complete list of A...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maria Tatar's "Big Bad Wolf" Lecture at 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival Now Available Online »
AFS member Maria Tatar of Harvard University was invited to deliver the Baskes Lecture in History as part of the 2013 Chic...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Announces 2017 Annual Meeting Site »
The 2017 AFS annual meeting will be held at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 19-22 of...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring 2014 Issue of Digest Now Available »
The editors of Digest: A Journal of Foodways & Culture , the online journal of AFS's Foodways Section, are pleased to...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Save the Date for 2014 Mid Atlantic Folklorist Retreat »
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association are pleased to announce the 2014 Mid Atlantic...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Year of the Rural Arts Launched »
The Year of the Rural Arts is a biennial program of events, conversations, and online features with the goals of helping t...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwestern Folklorists Retreat Offers Early Bird Registration Discount »
The Midwest Folklore Retreat will be held Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois at the Hi...
Thursday, February 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Storytelling as a Healing Art," 2014 Chennai Storytelling Festival Available as Webcast »
A three-day workshop on storytelling at the Goethe Institute in Chennai, India, will...
Friday, January 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Individual Posters Discontinued for 2014 Annual Meeting »
AFS will not accept individual proposals for research posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting . Instead, we encourage propos...

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