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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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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 07, 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 06, 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...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 »
Peter Seeger died January 27. See "Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94," by Jon Pareles,...
Friday, January 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research Announced »
The winners of the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded S...
Friday, January 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Doing Justice-Based Community Work? Share on Facebook »
From convener Meredith Martin Moats -- The Politics, Folklore and Social Justice section recently started a series of con...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association of Western States Folklorists to Meet Concurrently with Western States Folklore Society »
The 73 rd annual conference of the Western States Folklore Society will take place April 11-12,  2014, at Utah Stat...
Monday, January 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Planning on Submitting Materials to JAF? Read This First. »
As of January 1, 2014, in order to facilitate an effective transition to the new editor(s) of the Journal of American Fo...
Thursday, January 09, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Releases Guidelines for 2015 Funding Programs »
Washington, DC –The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available...
Thursday, January 09, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joining AFS Sections Now Easier–and Free! »
Starting in 2014, anyone may freely join the community—real and virtual—of any and all AFS sections at any time. More tha...
Monday, January 06, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of the AFS 2013 Election »
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31: Executive Board (for...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed 12/23/13-1/3/14 »
The AFS office will close for winter break on December 23, 2013. The office will re-open Monday, January 6, 2014.
Monday, December 09, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sabrina Lynn Motley Named Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival »
Washington, DC —Sabrina Lynn Motley, senior director of programs and exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center, has been ap...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian's "Will to Adorn" Initiative to Hold Online Conference in December »
A free online conference series featuring the Smithsonian's "Will to Adorn" Initiative of the Smithsonian Center for Fol...
Friday, November 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Partners with JSTOR to Offer JPASS Access Service to Members »
In collaboration with JSTOR, we are pleased to announce that AFS members can now subscribe to JPASS, a new JSTOR access...
Friday, November 08, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Annual Meeting Wrap Up: Trends and Announcements »
Attendance Trends Who attended? 670 people registered for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Of those: 12% came from...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Honorees and Prize Winners Announced at AFS Annual Meeting »
AFS would like to congratulate all of the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2013 annual meeting in Providence. Fo...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwestern Folklorists to Meet in Chicago in Spring »
Midwestern folklorists, and those interested in the Midwest, please mark your calendars for the Midwest Folklorist Retreat...
Friday, November 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio State's Project Narrative Offers Interdisciplinary Summer Institute on Narrative Theory »
The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop on the Ohio State University Columbus campus that of...
Friday, October 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offices Closed During Annual Meeting »
The AFS offices will be closed until Wednesday, October 23, 2013, while all staff travel to and from the 2013 annual meeti...
Friday, October 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association for Recorded Sound Collections Offering Several Travel and Research Grants »
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is accepting applications for a number of grants to be awarded in 20...
Friday, October 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Folklore 2.0 Now Available »
The Open Folklore partnership of the American Folklore Society (AFS) and the Indiana University Bloomington Library (IUBL)...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raffle/Rifa to Support Latino and Chicano Section Events »
Enter a raffle to support the annual fundraising efforts of the Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section &am...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Readings Online for "Advances in Folklore Scholarship: Diaspora and Belonging" Panel »
Chapters from the books featured in the "Advances in Folklore Scholarship: Diaspora and Belonging" panel on Saturday after...
Monday, October 07, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Omni Offers Quick Lunch Option for Business Meetings at Annual Meeting »
This year, the lunch slot has been extended thirty minutes to allow more time for foraging for those who will attend AFS S...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Invites Proposals for the JAF Editorship »
Tom DuBois and Jim Leary of the University of Wisconsin, the current editors of the Journal of American Folklore , will...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Candidate Information Available »
Biographies and brief platform statements from all of the candidates in the 2013 AFS election are now available on the AFS...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plan Ahead for Providence Dining and Transportation »
Because Brown University's Family Weekend overlaps with the final days of our conference, this is not the year to collect...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dov Noy (1920-2013) »
Dov Noy (1920-2013), renowned folklorist and ethnologist of blessed memory passed away on September 29, 2013. Born on Oc...

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