AFS British Folk Studies Section Announces Submission Deadline for William J. Thoms Student Prize
Friday, March 21, 2014
The American Folklore Society British Folk Studies Section and The Folklore Society are pleased to announce the
2014 William J. Thoms Folklore Prize to be awarded for the best
student submission dealing with the folklore of the British Isles and
Ireland. The prize is a year’s membership in the Folklore Society, which
includes the journal
Folklore. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2014, for award at the 2014 AFS annual meeting.
will normally be in the form of an essay and must demonstrate original
research. Other media and exhibition materials may be submitted,
provided they show strong evidence of
original research. Entries may be published or unpublished; entrants
must be or have been students enrolled in a North American degree
program when the research was undertaken; and submissions should have
been written after January 1, 2012. Applicants must
include the following materials:
cover letter specifying when the paper was written, any relevant
publication citation, and the author’s academic affiliation;
• fully referenced submission using
JAF/Folklore citation style;
• please remove the author’s name to ensure anonymous judgement;
• a short (100-word) biographical statement about the author and the research
• a letter from an academic sponsor endorsing submission of the paper.
will be judged by a three-person international panel, which reserves the
right not to make an award. The award will be announced at the American
Folklore Society Annual Meeting
in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 5–8, 2014. Prize recipients need not be members of the Society.
Electronic entries should be submitted to Thomas A. McKean, co-convenor AFS British Folk Studies Section (T.A.McKean@abdn.ac.uk).
(x3) should be sent to Thomas A. McKean, Elphinstone Institute,
MacRobert Building, King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA, Scotland, UK.
Faxed entries will not be accepted.