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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, September 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2011 AFS Member Survey Results Available »
Approximately every five years, the American Folklore Society surveys its members to gather demographic and opinion data...
Friday, September 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio State Announces New PhD Fellowships in Folklore »
The Center for Folklore Studies (CFS) is delighted to announce that the College of Arts and Sciences of the Ohio State Un...
Friday, September 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Collecting Data about Folklore Programs for National Humanities Departmental Survey »
Data collection for the second Humanities Departmental Survey, a national effort to gather quantitative data across the...
Friday, September 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Forum on Advances in Folklore Scholarship Highlights Festival »
This year, in honor of our host city of New Orleans, the inaugural Advances in Folklore Scholarship Forum will engage thre...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AAUP Publishes Human Subjects/IRB Report »
The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors has just prepared Regu...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
UNC-Chapel Hill Announces American Studies PhD Program »
The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proudly announces a new graduate pr...
Monday, September 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA National Heritage Fellows Free Concert »
The National Endowment for the Arts will be hosting a free concert on Thursday, October 4, to showcase the talents of its...
Friday, August 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Annual Meeting Offers Two Ways to Memorialize Deceased Colleagues »
At last year’s meeting in Bloomington, Indiana, AFS offered two new ways of paying tribute to our colleagues who have died...
Thursday, August 09, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Folklore Archives Initiative Now Surveying Archives of Folk and Traditional Material »
The American Folklore Society invites your participation in the National Folklore Archives Initiative (NFAI), a projec...
Monday, August 06, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charles Bergengren, 1947-2012 »
Charles Bergengren, folklorist and professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, passed away July 16. A link to his ob...
Friday, August 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amy Mills Appointed as Programs Coordinator of Western Folklife Center »
University of Oregon graduate Amy Mills has accepted the position of Programs Coordinator at the Western Folklife Center i...
Friday, August 03, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intro to Folklore and AFS Flyer Available for Distribution »
Prompted by recommendations from the AFS media and public relations committee and recent member comments, AFS has created...
Monday, July 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Botkin, Hurston, Paredes Prize Nominations Due End of Month »
The deadlines for three of the American Folklore Society's major annual prizes are coming soon: The Benjamin A. Botki...
Thursday, July 26, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 Conference Rate Available at Hampton Inn »
A limited block of rooms has been arranged at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans--Convention Center , about...
Monday, July 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Seeks the Next AFS Review Editor »
John Laudun of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the current editor of the AFS Review , will be stepping down this y...
Friday, July 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Georgia State To Host Oral History Association Offices; Cliff Kuhn Appointed Executive Director »
ATLANTA - Effective January 1, 2013, the history department at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta will become the n...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 Annual Meeting Revised Program Now Available »
The revised program for the upcoming annual meeting may be downloaded from a link on the 2012 Annual Meeting page at http...
Monday, July 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Add Your Blog to Online Communities in Folklore Wiki »
AFS members are building the Folklore Wiki . Newly added: blogs in Online Communities at
Friday, July 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seats Added to Saints and Sinners Tour of New Orleans »
We've added a few seats to the Saints and Sinners tour, which sold out very quickly after our first announcement. Seatin...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship Taking Applications »
The Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship has been posted to the AFS Career Center; see
Tuesday, July 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorist Stephen Kidd Selected as National Humanities Alliance Executive Director »
Folklorist Stephen Kidd has been named Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a coalition of more t...
Thursday, June 28, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of American Folklore Multimedia Resources Site Debuts »
The AFS, Journal of American Folklore editors Thomas A. DuBois and James P. Leary, and the Journals Division of the Univer...
Thursday, June 28, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Accepting Applications for Art Works Grants »
National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works: To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excel...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
Register for AFS Annual Meeting Tours and Workshops »
You can now register for pre-conference tours and workshops in our online store . Space is limited; registration closes A...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces 2012 Public Fellows »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the second cohort of ACLS Public Fellows. The 13 fell...
Friday, June 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces Recipients of Fellowships and Awards »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (AFC) has awarded its awards and fellowships for 2012. Receivin...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces Symposium on Yiddish Radio »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold a free symposium on Yiddish radio on September 6th and 7...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients Announced »
The National Endowment for the Arts has named the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellows: eight folk and traditional art...
Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newly Updated List of State Folklore Societies Added to Folklore Wiki »
A newly updated directory of state folklore societies can now be found under " Organizations and Institutions " in the...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd Receives Fulbright Specialists Award »
AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Finland at the Department of His...
Thursday, May 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inviting Nominations for the 2012 Archie Green Public Folklore Advocacy Award »
Established in 2009 in honor of the late preeminent labor scholar and passionate advocate for the discipline of folklore...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Riki Saltzman Named Executive Director of Oregon Folklife Network »
The Oregon Folklife Network is delighted to announce that after a very long search, Dr. Rachelle (Riki) Saltzman has accep...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Andy Kolovos and Gregory Sharrow Appointed Interim Co-Directors of the Vermont Folklife Center »
The Board of the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT announced on May 18 the appointment of Gregory Sharrow Ph.D. an...
Friday, May 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Directions in Folklore 10:1 (2012) now published! »
New Directions in Folklore has just published its latest issue at
Wednesday, May 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Folklorists Receive 2012 ACLS Fellowships »
The American Council of Learned Societies (of which AFS is a member society) has just announced the recipients of most of...

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