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October 12
Transnational Asian and Pacific Folklore at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Charles La Shure and Yuko Nakamura (Co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section) —  Below we have compiled a list of panels, paper presentations, and other events that may interest the current and potential...
 
October 11, 2017
Before You Go: Useful Information for 2017 Annual Meeting Attendees »
Annual Meeting attendees, here are some things you may find useful before you check in at registration in Minneapolis:...
 
October 11, 2017
2017 AFS Meeting Events Will Be Recorded and Live-Streamed »
Every year, AFS videotapes some special sessions that become available in the AFS Collection in IUScholarWorks and on...
 
October 11, 2017
AFS Office Closed Starting Friday for Annual Meeting »
The AFS office will be closed Friday, October 13, through Wednesday, October 25, while the staff is away to Minneapolis for...
 
October 11, 2017
AFS Supports Annual Meeting Special Events and Participants »
This year, AFS is sponsoring a number of special sessions and events at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis:...
 
October 11, 2017
A Guide to 2017 Annual Meeting Events Sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Committee »
The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) is a standing committee of the AFS Board. Its purpose is to undertake research and...
 
October 11, 2017
More Music at 2017 Meeting in Minneapolis »
The Minneapolis meeting offers a wealth of opportunities for music, thanks to some AFS sections and generous support from...
 
October 9, 2017
October 2017 Letter to Members from AFS President Kay Turner » 
Dear Society, When I became your President two years ago, I promised an occasional letter to you inviting your input on various AFS initiatives I planned to introduce. Does time fly? Now, with only a few months left before I hand over...
 
October 7, 2017 
Advance Reading Available for 2017 AFS Panel on "Fake News" » 
by Dorothy Noyes (The Ohio State University) -- In connection with the 2017 forum “Fake News, Part IV: The Politics of Knowledge in a Crisis of Trust” (05-02, Thurs 10:15) we are circulating a draft essay by Bill Ellis, whom...
 
October 6, 2017 
International Attendees: Welcome and Guide to the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
Lisa Gilman, Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, and Leah Lowthorp (AFS International Issues Committee) —  On behalf of the AFS Committee on International Issues, we sincerely welcome those of you coming to AFS from outside the U.S.,...
 
October 6, 2017 
AFS/SIEF Present Joint Panel at 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
As part of the ongoing sister society collaboration between the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and the American Folklore Society, representatives from the two societies will present a joint panel at the AFS..
 
October 6, 2017  
Women's Folklore at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Ruth Olson (AFS Women’s Section Convener) —  The Women’s Section has identified the following AFS 2017 panel sessions and events as those most relevant to the interests of the section as a whole.  We invite all...
 
October 6, 2017 
Folk Narrative at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Maia Daniel (AFS Folk Narrative Section Convener) —  We hope to see many of you at the Folk Narrative Section's Business Meeting on Saturday, October 21 from 12:45-1:45 pm in Deer Lake.  There are a number of...
 
October 5, 2017 
Why Are You a Folklorist? Tell Your Story at 2017 AFS Meeting » 
"Why I’m a Folklorist" is a new film project initiated by AFS President Kay Turner. Five of these interviews can be previewed on YouTube now when you visit the Why I'm a Folklorist playlist. In a spontaneous moment at an AFS...
 
October 3, 2017 
Plan to Share in the Pop-Up Museum on Artifacts and Stories of Protest at 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Betty Belanus and Hanna Griff We are curating the second AFS pop-up museum, this year on the theme of “Artifacts and Stories of Protest,” at the 2017 American Folklore Society meeting in Minneapolis. Participants...
 
September 28, 2017
Foodways at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Lacey Cornell (Kids Cook!)  —  Here is a not-so-short guide to the numerous foodways presentations at the 2017 AFS meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All papers listed here are foodways related (or at least foodways adjacent)...
 
September 28, 2017 
AFS Children's Folklore Section Invites Submissions for W. W. Newell Prize » 
The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society annually offers the W. W. Newell Prize, which includes a $100 award, for the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore, or a paper on children’s folklore...
 
September 28, 2017 
AFS Annual Meeting Session Will Focus on Contingent Employment: Hear All About It and Be Heard » 
Come take part in a community discussion of the "State of the Labor Force: Building Support Systems for Sustainable Employment in the Field” at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting. We need your input in this session facilitated by...
 
September 27, 2017 
New Directions in Folklore at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By John E. Price, Andrew Peck, and David J. Puglia —  The New Directions in Folklore section is happily building off of last year's successes and has expanded to sponsor a discussion forum on podcasting and co-sponsor the...
 
September 27, 2017 
Folklore and Literature at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
The Folklore and Literature Section has identified the following AFS 2017 panel sessions and events as those most relevant to the interests of the section as a whole. ...
 
September 26, 2017
Folklore and Museums at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Carrie Hertz (Convener, Folklore and Museums Section) —  A number of sessions and happenings at this year’s annual meeting in Minneapolis are likely to entice museum-minded folklorists and their friends. It’s an especially...
 
September 25, 2017 
Deadline Extended: "Community Cultural Anchors: Neighborhood Foodways" Tour at AFS Annual Meeting » 
The registration deadline has been extended to noon on October 20, 2017 for the tour "Community Cultural Anchors: Neighborhood Foodways" at this year's Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society. Providing that vacancies...
 
September 21, 2017
2017 AFS Election Candidate Bios and Platform Statements Now Available » 
As the opening date for the 2017 AFS election approaches, we have posted on the AFS web site biographical summaries and platform statements from each of the six candidates for three 2018-2020 seats on the Society's...
 
September 21, 2017
Folklore and Education at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Jan Rosenberg  —  The field of folklore and education can be approached from a variety of standpoints involving students, folklorists, educators, and other realms, including museology. The field attempts to bring together these...
 
September 20, 2017
AFS Women's Section Invites Submissions for Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize » 
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards an annual student prize in honor of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prize recognizes exemplary or innovative work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or...
 
September 11
2017 AFS Annual Meeting Offers Opportunities for Students » 
Students are a vital part of any AFS annual meeting; this year, around a quarter of preregistrants are students. AFS sent the following information to registered students to encourage them to take advantage of the many opportunities...
 
September 7, 2017
Information for AFS 2017 Annual Meeting First-Time Attendees » 
First and foremost, welcome! We look forward to having you be part of the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting—one of the largest and most energetic gatherings of folklorists in the world—in Minneapolis this October. ...
 
September 6, 2017
Reminder: Deadline is September 15 for Don Yoder and Bert Wilson Student Paper Prizes » 
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for two student prizes: The Don Yoder Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper in Folk Belief or Religious Folklife, with an...
 
September 6, 2017
Reminder: Deadline is September 15 for Bill Ellis Prize Competition » 
The New Directions in Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the annual Bill Ellis Prize competition. The prize will be awarded to the best graduate student essay that combines innovative research...
 
September 6, 2017
Discount Transportation to/from Minneapolis Airport for AFS Annual Meeting Attendees » 
SuperShuttle of Minnesota, Inc. is offering attendees of the 2017 American Folklore Society Annual Meeting a special discount on transportation to and from the Minneapolis airport.  Use the discount through the landing page online or...
 
August 24, 2017
Revised Program Posted for 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
You can now download a pdf of the full, revised schedule for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Minneapolis, October 18-21, 2017. A pdf of the complete program book, including abstracts, will be...
 
August 14, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting Preregistration Closes August 31 » 
You can preregister online at a discounted rate until preregistration closes August 31. After that, you can register when you arrive at the meeting, but rates will be higher. See registration rates for more information. Please also...
 
August 14, 2017
Act Soon to Secure Conference Rate at 2017 Annual Meeting Hotel » 
Some nights are almost sold out in the AFS conference block of guest rooms at the 2017 Annual Meeting hotel, the Marriott City CenterThe conference rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis, until October 3. At this time...
 
August 9, 2017
You Must Apply Now for Mentorship at Annual Meeting » 
August 21 is the deadline to apply for the mentoring program, which pairs students or new professionals with established professionals so that each may get to know the other better. Mentees and their mentors spend a...
 
July 12, 2017
AFS Archives and Libraries Section Seeks Applicants for Grimshaw Prize » 
The Archives and Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society offers stipends of up to $750 for folklore or ethnomusicology projects with a significant connection to libraries and/or archives. The prize honors the late Polly...
 
July 12, 2017
The US State Department Recognizes Minnesota Among Top States for Refugees » 

In recent years, Minnesota has been a national leader in exile resettlement (see “Minnesota among top states for refugee resettlement,” StarTribune, September 2, 2016).

 
July 12, 2017
Minneapolis Tours Offer Vivid Look at “Community: Resistance, Reclamation and Re-creation” » 
2017 Annual Meeting participants can explore the meeting theme in two local tours that engage with some of the many ways displaced or immigrant communities have preserved their cultural traditions in Minneapolis. ...
 
July 6, 2017  
Nominations Open for Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Public Folklore » 
Each year, the Public Programs Section of the American Folklore Society joins with the AFS Executive Board to award the...
 
June 23, 2017  
AFS Music and Song Section Accepting Submissions for the Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize » 
The Music & Song Section of the American Folklore Society announces the Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize....
 
June 23, 2017   
AFS Public Programs Section Accepting Applications for Archie Green Student Awards » 
Named for folklorist and activist Archie Green, the AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of up to...
 
June 19, 2017   
Deadline Extended for the Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore » 
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section  of the American Folklore Society has extended the deadline of the Yeh award....
 
June 19, 2017   
AFS Women's Section Invites Applications for the 2017 Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend » 
The AFS Women's Section invites applications for travel stipends for one or more students attending the 2017 AFS meeting...
 
June 19, 2017   
Register Today for the Annual Meeting Tours and Workshop in Minneapolis » 
Tickets and registrations may be purchased in the online store.  Event tickets or registrations must be...
 
June 16, 2017   
2017 AFS Annual Meeting Essential Information » 
The 2017 AFS annual meeting will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 18-21. Here is information you will need...
 
June 15, 2017   
Sunday Workshop at AFS on Publishing this Year's Research » 
Margaret Mills and Bill Westerman will be convening an experimental session on Sunday morning of AFS this year from 9 to...
 
June 7, 2017   
The AFS Women's Section Is Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize » 
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards an annual professional prize in honor of pioneering scholar...
 
May 26, 2017  
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section Accepting Applications for the Jonathan T. Yeh Award » 
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for...
 
May 16, 2017   
Applications Now Being Accepted for the Archie Green Student Travel Award » 
Named for folklorist and activist Archie Green, the AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of up to...
 
May 5, 2017   
CFA: The Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore » 
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for...
 
April 21, 2017  
Consider Being a Part of the AFS Mentoring Program » 
This program pairs students or new professionals with established professionals so that each may get to know the other...
 
March 31, 2017
Tips for After-Hours Proposal Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for...
 
March 24, 2017
All Annual Meeting Proposals Due March 31 »
In two, the window closes for proposing papers, panels and special events for our 128th annual meeting at the...
 
March 20, 2017
If You're New to the AFS Meeting, You Should Join Now and Register Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...
 
February 7, 2017
Short Papers Are a Valuable New Feature of AFS Annual Meetings »
Short papers proved their worth at their debut at the 2016 Joint AFS/ISFNR Meeting in Miami, so the 10-minute paper form...

February 6, 2017
Diamond Presentations Lower Language Barriers and Generate Discussion »
Diamond presentations were introduced to AFS in 2010 as a highly visual, focused alternative to the standard conferen...

February 3, 2017

Two Travel Stipends Available for Independent Folklorists to Attend 2017 AFS Meeting »
The Independent Folklorists’ Section of AFS is again offering two travel awards for independent folklorists to attend...
 
February 3, 2017
Applications Now Being Accepted for the Sue Samuelson Award for Foodways Scholarship »
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the Sue Samuelson Award for best student pap...
 
February 1, 2017
AFS Accepting Proposals for 2017 Annual Meeting » 
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at our 128th annual meeting October 18-21, 2017 at the...
 
January 31, 2017
Share Your Twitter Handle at the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting » 
For Twitter users, live Tweeting can add an exciting dimension to a professional conference. AFS aims to encourage responsible...
 
January 31, 2017
New Proposal Submission System Introduced for 2017 Annual Meeting » 
This year, AFS is introducing a new proposal submission system, built by Atanto, the provider of the well-received conference app...
 
January 31, 2017
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats » 
Annual meeting participants consistently express enthusiasm for innovative meeting presentations, and the desire to see more...
 
January 31, 2017
Cancellation Fees Will Be Applied for Annual Meeting Presenters who Withdraw » 
AFS strongly discourages annual meeting presenters from canceling their participation in the conference after proposals...
 
January 31, 2017
CFP: 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society » 
Community: Resistance, Reclamation, and Re-Creation • October 18-21, 2016 • Minneapolis, Minnesota...
 

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