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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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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...
Monday, February 04, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2013 Annual Meeting Begins Wednesday Morning »
In response to comments from the 2011 AFS member survey, AFS is making an effort to increase meeting attendees’ opportunit...
Thursday, January 31, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces 2013 Fellowships and Application Deadlines »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (AFC) announces its 2013 Fellowships! The fellowships provide fu...
Thursday, January 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Textile Society of America Announces Spring 2013 Study Tour of Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry »
The Textile Society of America is planning a unique study tour of the Lowcountry, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South C...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Seeks Student Submissions »
Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Awarded for best unpublished essay on Jewish folklore and ethno...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report From the AFS Board's 2012 Meeting With Academic and Public Programs in Folklore Now Available »
The afternoon before the opening of the 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans, the AFS Executive Board held its customary bie...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Can Now Renew Sections with AFS Membership »
This winter, the AFS website service provider, Your Membership, developed a new feature that now allows AFS members to add...
Thursday, January 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Seeks 1939 and 1992 JAFs »
The AFS office holds a complete hard-copy run of the Journal of American Folklore from 1888 to the present, with these e...
Monday, January 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Welcomes Sally Van de Water as AFS Review Editor »
AFS is pleased to announce Sally Van de Water as the new AFS  Review Editor.  Van de Water, an independent folk...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 AFS Election Results »
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31: President-Elect (for a four-y...
Monday, December 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offices Closed for Winter Break »
The offices of the American Folklore Society will be closed for the holidays until Monday, January 7, 2013.
Monday, December 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NALAC Fund for the Arts Offers Grants for Latino Arts Organizations, Artists and Ensembles »
Launched in 2005 by the  National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures  with major support from the Ford Fo...
Monday, December 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Open for 2013 South Arts Traditional Arts Webinar Series »
South Arts offers webinars for folklife organizations, folklorists, traditional arts advocates, community scholars,...
Monday, December 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS to meet in Long Beach, California, in 2015 »
AFS is pleased to announce that the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in California, at the Westin Long Beach , October 14...
Saturday, November 10, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
Veterans History Project Update »
Since 2002, the AFS has been engaged in a partnership with the Veterans History Project , an effort of the American Folk...
Friday, November 09, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Honors, Prizes, and Awards Announced at 2012 Annual Meeting »
The AFS announced the recipients of various honors, prizes, and awards at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Wolfgang Mied...
Friday, November 02, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Traditional Arts Indiana Holding Webinar on Independent Music Production and Promotion »
The next installment in Traditional Arts Indiana's webinar series will be titled "Independent Music Production and Promo...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Announces Deadline and Guidelines for "Our Town" Grants »
On October 11, 2012, the NEA posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town ( ourtown/...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
3rd Island Dynamics Conference: New Dates, Submission Deadline, and Location »
The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference will now take place from May 14-May 18, 2012, in North Cypress. Visit the AFS Calendar...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Programs Section Idea Fair to Take Place at Annual Meeting »
The Public Programs Section would like to announce Idea Fair 2012, scheduled for Friday, October 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m....
Tuesday, October 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Network of Folklore Archives Forming »
Folklore archives and collections have played a crucial role in the institutionalization process of folkloristics. They...
Monday, October 15, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tour Registration Re-Opened: Spirits of New Orleans: A Backstage Tour of a Haunted City »
A pre-conference tour --  Spirits of New Orleans: A Backstage Tour of a Haunted City -- has been expanded to allow mo...
Thursday, October 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leadership, Succession, and Transition in Public Folklore Professional Development Workshop at AFS »
At the present time, leadership and succession issues are critically important to the field of folklore studies, as they a...
Thursday, October 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foodways Section to Host Reception at Southern Food and Beverage Museum »
Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah State University Offering Graduate Fellowship in Folklore Studies »
The Folklore Program at Utah State University is accepting applications for its 2013 graduate fellowship. Applications are...
Monday, October 08, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia Tech Now Offering MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities »
Virginia Tech has announced a new MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities, jointly administered by the College of A...
Friday, October 05, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Folklore Historian Focuses on Oral and Institutional Histories »
A Note from the Editor: Oral history, biography, and institutional history receive attention with this volume of the...
Wednesday, October 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2012 Election Candidate Bios and Platform Statements Now Available »
Each of the AFS 2012 election candidates nominated by the AFS Nominating Committee has provided a summary professional...
Wednesday, October 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated Schedule for the 2012 Meeting of the Hoosier Folklore Society Now Available »
The 2012 Meeting of the Hoosier Folklore Society will take place in Martinsville, IN, on Friday, November 9 and Saturday,...
Wednesday, October 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vermont Folklife Center Presents Workshop on Crafting Community Video Projects 10/13-14/2012 »
This Vermont Folklife Center workshop, which will be held on October 13--14, gives participants the opportunity to creat...
Monday, October 01, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar on NIH Funding Opportunity Incorporating Arts and Culture »
Announcing a webinar on NIH funding opportunity incorporating arts and culture. NEA and NIH will co-host a live webinar...
Monday, October 01, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foodways Section's Digest Now Open Access »
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society announces the re-launch of its journal, Digest , as an open-access,...

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