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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, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board Signs Net Neutrality Letter »
On March 7, the AFS Executive Board joined with some 170 organizations in a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communic...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Launches New YouTube Channel and Video Series »
A video of Bill Ivey’s February 14, 2017, lunchtime talk about his forthcoming book at Indiana University’s Department of...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Seeks Paper Proposals for MLA 2018 Convention Session »
The AFS is an affiliated society of the Modern Language Association, the US-based international learned society for litera...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Food and Public Policy: An Opportunity for Folklorists? »
The Civil Eats website features an article (published last summer) about the trend toward cities hiring food-systems exper...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patricia Atkinson Reappointed to the AFC Board of Trustees »
Patricia Atkinson was reappointed to the American Folklife Center Board of Trustees by Speaker Ryan on February 13, 2017....
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives Henry Luce Foundation Funding to Continue US-China Collaborations »
The American Folklore Society has received a third grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to continue its series of collabo...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbro Klein Awarded The King's Medal »
On February 7, 2017, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden awarded folklorist Barbro Klein of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship Sixth Annual Conference Registration Now Open »
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE), scheduled for July 9-13,...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Folk Conference Registration Now Open »
Registration is now open for the Digital Folk conference at the University of Sheffield, April 19, 2017. To register for t...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Short Papers Are a Valuable New Feature of AFS Annual Meetings »
Short papers proved their worth at their debut at the 2016 Joint AFS/ISFNR Meeting in Miami, so the 10-minute paper form...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Travel Stipends Available for Independent Folklorists to Attend 2017 AFS Meeting »
The Independent Folklorists’ Section of AFS is again offering two travel awards for independent folklorists to attend...
Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorists in the South Retreat (FITS) 2017 “The Power of Our Stories” »
Registration  is open for 2017 Folklorists in the South meeting, and  South Arts  would like to welcome...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral History, Folklore Scholarship No Longer To Be Subject to IRB Approval »
According to Colleen Flaherty's story in the January 20, 2017, issue of Inside Higher Education , "Life will soon be a li...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accepting Proposals for 2017 Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at our 128th annual meeting October 18-21, 2017 at the  ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board Issues Statement on Immigration Executive Order »
On February 1, 2017, the AFS Executive Board issued the following statement: The Executive Board of the American Fol...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Share Your Twitter Handle at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting »
For Twitter users, live Tweeting can add an exciting dimension to a professional conference. AFS aims to encourage respons...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Proposal Submission System Introduced for 2017 Annual Meeting »
This year, AFS is introducing a new proposal submission system, built by Atanto, the provider of the well-received confer...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The University of Tartu Announces New MA Program in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies »
The University of Tartu (UT) in Estonia is pleased to announce the opening of a new English-language master’s programme, “...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sign the White House Petition to Stop Defunding of the NEH and NEA »
Recent reports suggest President Donald Trump plans to defund the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowme...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The National Humanities Alliance Calls for Action »
By The National Humanities Alliance -- News broke on Thursday that the in-coming Trump Administration is conside...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLIR Accepting Applications for Pilot Program to Preserve Audio Recordings at Risk »
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the pilot cycle of the 'Recordin...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grants for Universities: Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites proposals for grants to be funded by the  Luce/ACLS Program...
Monday, January 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feb 15 Deadline for Nominations for AFS Lifetime Achievement Awards »
The nomination deadlines for two of the American Folklore Society’s major awards—the AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Aw...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of the 2016 AFS Election »
Here are the results of the 2016 AFS election, which concluded at the end of December: President (President-E...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Website Nameplate to Rotate Regularly »
In an effort to showcase the showcase the people of the field of folklore, including professional folklorists, past and...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominations for 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Service Due Dec 31 »
You are invited to propose candidates for the 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Nomin...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stephen Wade Awarded the Judith McCulloh Public Sector Award from the Society for Ethnomusicology »
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, has been awarded...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barry Jean Ancelet's Album Nominated for a Grammy »
Congratulations to Barry Jean Ancelet! His album (with Sam Broussard) "Broken Promised Land" has been nominated for a Gram...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closes for Winter Break, December 17-January 2 »
The office, now in its new location in the Classroom-Office Building, will re-open January 3.
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
AFS and Folklore Studies Featured on the ACLS Website Homepage »
For the next several weeks, the American Council of Learned Societies ( ) is featuring a profile of the AFS...
Friday, December 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Support Standing Rock: Documents for Immediate Circulation and Use »
Organizers of the campaign to fight the North Dakota Pipeline ask supporters to engage in one or more of the following spe...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Awards and Prizes Announced at 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting »
AFS would like to congratulate all of the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Richard Bauman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from American Anthropological Association »
Bauman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University, received the annual Franz...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Henry Glassie, Clifford Murphy, and Douglas Peach Receive Certificate of Merit for Co-Authored Book »
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line , co-authored by Henry Glassie, Clifford Murphy, and Do...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jim Leary Wins Book Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections »
Jim Leary's monograph,  Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946  was r...

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