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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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Wednesday, February 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Top Twenty JAF Articles »
The following Journal of American Folklore articles were the 20 most viewed, printed, or downloaded from JSTOR during 20...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center to Host Feb. 24 Webinar in Honor of Black History Month »
In honor of African American History Month, join Dr. Guha Shankar of the American Folklife Center, Civil Rights History Pr...
Thursday, February 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Introduces a “Short Paper” Option for the 2016 Meeting »
In addition to offering the standard presentation time for individual papers (20 minutes to read the paper with 10 minutes...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Martha Blache (1933-2016) »
Folklorist Martha Blache (1933-2016) passed away last month. Martha obtained a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University i...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
W. F. H. "Bill" Nicolaisen (1927-2016) »
W. F. H. "Bill" Nicolaisen (born June 13, 1927 in Halle/Saale, Germany, died February 14, 2016) was a folklorist, linguist...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Archives of African American Music and Culture Brings “The Golden Age of Black Radio” Online »
The Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University brings "The Golden Age of Black Radio” online wit...
Friday, February 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folkstreams Celebrates Black History Month, Releases New Film »
Folkstreams is featuring films on African American life for Black History Month. The selection is rich and includes most...
Thursday, February 04, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS and SIEF Explore New Partnership »
The governing boards of the AFS and the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF or ISEF) have acted to cr...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accepting Proposals for the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, O...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Revises Annual Meeting Registration Refund Policy »
AFS has changed its annual meeting registration refund policy. Once a paper or session is submitted for the annual meeting...
Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS 2016 Member Survey Now Available Online »
The AFS Executive Board needs to have timely and accurate information about AFS members, their professional status, and th...
Friday, January 22, 2016   (2 Comments - view/add)
AFS Protests Reprisals Against Turkish Academics for Peace »
The American Folklore Society has issued a statement in support of Turkish academics (including folklore studies colleague...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board Elects 12th Member for 2016-2018 »
The AFS Executive Board has elected Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia, Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Stud...
Sunday, January 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award Nomination Deadline Approaches »
The next nomination deadline for the AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award is February 15 . This award is bestowe...
Friday, January 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Annual Meeting Plenary Session Videos Now Available »
Videos of the two plenary addresses from the AFS 2016 annual meeting in Long Beach--John Szwed's Francis Lee Utley Memoria...
Thursday, January 07, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Folklore Society Announces Winners of the 2015 Katherine Briggs Folklore Award »
Congratulations to winners of the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award for 2015. The award is open to all books in English (nor...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Election Results »
The following colleagues were elected to American Folklore Society office in the balloting that ended December 31:...
Monday, January 04, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Resource on Art Environments/Vernacular Architecture: SPACES Archives »
SPACES (Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments) is a California-based non-profit archive established in 1978...
Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed December 19 -- January 3 »
The AFS office will be closed for winter break; staff will return on January 4, 2016.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The National Endowment for the Arts Posts Guidelines for 2017 Art Funding Programs »
Guidelines Available for Arts Funding Programs: National Endowment for the Arts Offers New Funding Opportunity, Creativ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 Midwest Folklorist’s Retreat to be Held in Columbus, OH »
From Cassie Rosita Patterson (Center for Folklore Studies, The Ohio State University) -- You are invited to join us at the...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Reminder: Vote in the 2015 American Folklore Society Election! »
A final reminder to those of you who have not yet voted: The 2015 American Folklore Society election will remain open th...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The American Folklore Society Sustainers’ Fund Campaign Update: Please Join Us in 2015! »
In 2010, the Executive Board of the American Folklore Society created the AFS Sustainers’ Fund as a way for Society member...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ACLS Program Connects Scholars & Journalists around Role of Religion in World Affairs »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced this week that it has received a grant from The Henry Luce Foun...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Issue of Asian Ethnology Focuses on Chinese Folklore and Folklore Studies »
  AFS members interested in the history and current practice of folklore studies in China should be aware of the newe...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dust-to-Digital Receives Two GRAMMY Nominations »
Dust-to-Digital has received two Grammy nominations. Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwes...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Folkways Receives Four GRAMMY Nominations »
Four Smithsonian Folkways releases earned nominations for the 58th GRAMMY Awards! The winners will be announced by The Rec...
Monday, December 07, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mississippi Arts Commission Launches New Digital Publication Mississippi Folklife »
A new project of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts program, Mississippi Folklife ( mis...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Only One Month Left! Please Vote in the 2015 AFS Election »
A reminder to those of you who have not yet voted: The 2015 American Folklore Society election will remain open through 12...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Joins Other Scholarly Societies to Oppose “Campus Carry” Legislation »
The American Folklore Society joins our colleagues in 28 other scholarly societies in opposing legislation designed to fac...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Robert “Mack” McCormick (1930-2015) »
Folklorist Robert “Mack” McCormick died at his home in Houston, Texas, on November 18, 2015. McCormick was best known for...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant Enables Tribal Colleges and Universities to Bring Back Rare Traditional Arts »
Thirteen tribal colleges and universities have received a grant from the American Indian College Fund. The “Restoration an...
Saturday, November 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorists' Book-and-Recording Publications Featured in New York Times »
Three folklorists' book-and-musical-recording-box-set publications--Henry Glassie, Clifford Murphy, and Doug Peach's Ola...
Friday, November 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph P. Goodwin (1952-2015) »
Beloved Folklorist Joseph P. Goodwin passed away at his home in Muncie, Indiana, on November 16, 2015. Joseph P. Goodwin e...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) »
Gladys-Marie Fry – folklorist and African American textiles scholar – passed away November 7, 2015. The following remembra...

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