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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, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS British Folk Studies Section Launches Facebook Page »
The AFS British Folk Studies Section now has a Facebook page at
Monday, June 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Announces 2013 National Heritage Fellowship Recipients »
The National Endowment for the Arts has just released the list of winners of its 2013 National Heritage Fellowships. These...
Monday, June 10, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Wolfgang Mieder Receives Europäischer Märchenpreis 2012 »
For his life's work, Wolfgang Mieder of the University of Vermont has been awarded the 2012 Europäischer Märchenpreis (Eur...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 AFS Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Posted »
The preliminary program has been posted to the 2013 Annual Meeting page at , alo...
Friday, May 31, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Program from the Fourth China-US Intangible Cultural Heritage Forum Available »
On May 23-24, 2013, the American Folklore Society and the China Folklore Society sponsored the fourth and final event in a...
Saturday, May 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tok Thompson Becomes Western Folklore Editor »
The Western States Folklore Society is pleased to announce that beginning with Volume 73 (2014), the editorship of Wester...
Friday, May 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Open for University of Aberdeen's Second Sight and Prophecy Conference »
Registration is now open for the Second Sight and Prophecy Conference taking place at the University of Aberdeen, June 14-...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural Heritage Iconathon Planned »
The Noun Project is excited to announce a new Iconathon on Cultural Heritage, sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Libr...
Monday, May 13, 2013   (8 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Elected to ACLS Post »
The American Council of Learned Societies’ Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO, the body representing the director...
Friday, May 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Open for 2013 Middle Atlantic Folklife Association Meeting »
From the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association: We are thrilled to invite you to the 2013 Middle Atlantic F...
Monday, May 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces Winners of Annual Research Awards »
From the American Folklife Center: The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (AFC) is pleased to an...
Monday, May 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces Recipients of Archie Green Fellowships »
From the American Folklife Center: The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (AFC) is pleased to annou...
Friday, April 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
No WiFi in Meeting Rooms at 2013 AFS Annual Meeting »
Although free WiFi is increasingly available at many corner coffee shops, it isn’t the standard for meeting rooms at con...
Friday, April 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Actions From the AFS Executive Board's April 2013 Meeting »
At its April 11-13, 2013, meeting in Columbus, Ohio, the AFS Executive Board’s major activity was a two-day review of the...
Thursday, April 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy 125th Birthday, Journal of American Folklore! »
Issue 500 of the Journal of American Folklore , marking JAF 's 125 th birthday, is just now reaching the mailboxes an...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives NEA Funding to Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program »
The American Folklore Society has received fifth-year funding from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National E...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elaboration of AFS Annual Meeting Participation Policy Added for 2014 »
Further explanation of how we interpret our policy on the number of presentations by individuals at our annual meeting has...
Monday, April 08, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposal Deadline Extended for Conference Honoring Lauri Honko »
The Departments of Folkloristics and Comparative Religion at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, toget...
Friday, April 05, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 AFS Annual Report Now Available »
The 2012 AFS Annual Report is now available for download by clicking here . If the document opens in your internet brow...
Thursday, April 04, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Extended for First Book Author Workshop at AFS Annual Meeting »
It’s not too late   to submit your proposal for the 2013 Folklore Studies in Multicultural World author workshop. We...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Program Available for "Lingue Migranti" Conference at Calandra Italian American Institute »
The Calandra Italian American Institute has released the program for its upcoming conference "Lingue Migranti: The Global...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Human Rights, Sexualities, Vulnerabilities Symposium Taking Place at Ohio State University »
From the organizers of the symposium: Global Human Rights, Sexualities, Vulnerabilities Symposium April 12-13, 2...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces 2013 Recipients of Digital Innovation Fellowships »
The ACLS has just issued the following press release: The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announc...
Friday, March 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Library of Congress Announces 25 New Additions to National Recording Registry »
The Library of Congress has just announced the 2012 entries to the National Recording Registry, a collection of recordings...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer Group Singing Workshop to Take Place in West Virginia »
The Cool of the Day: Group Singing in Sacred Places 5 Days: July 22 – July 26, 2013 Elkins, West Virginia, with afte...
Thursday, March 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delta Symposium XIX to Take Place in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in April »
The Arkansas State University Department of English and Philosophy's annual Delta Symposium is scheduled for April 17-...
Monday, March 11, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
George G. Carey, 1934-2013 »
George G. Carey died in his home in Tenants Harbor, Maine, on March 2, 2013. An Indiana University graduate, Carey taught...
Monday, March 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hilda Webb, 1929-2013 »
Hilda Webb, an Ohio folklorist and Indiana University folklore graduate, died February 15, 2013, at her home in Mariemont,...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Report Recommends Curtailing Authority of Institutional Review Boards »
As reported by Inside Higher Ed , the American Association of University Professors has recently issued a recommendation...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association of Western States Folklorists to Meet April 25-28 »
The 2013 annual meeting of the Association of Western States Folklorists is set for April 25-28 at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch...
Friday, February 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Makes the Ethnographic Thesaurus Official »
From 2004 to 2008, a team of folklorists, ethnomusicologists, librarians and information specialists worked under AFS coor...
Thursday, February 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Creates Folklore and Museum Policy and Practice Working Group »
The American Folklore Society’s Executive Board has approved the creation of the third in an ongoing series of AFS folklo...
Friday, February 08, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Polly Stewart, 1943-2013 »
Long-time AFS member and former member of the Executive Board Polly Stewart passed away February 3 in Salt Lake City. A li...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maria Carmen Gambliel Joins AFS Executive Board »
The AFS Executive Board has elected Maria Carmen Gambliel of the Idaho Commission on the Arts in Boise to serve on the Boa...
Monday, February 04, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Limit on Number of Presentations at AFS 2013 Annual Meeting »
Starting with the upcoming AFS Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, October 16-19, 2013, AFS will enforce stricter...

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