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Annual Meeting Topics Posts Latest Activity
2020 AFS Annual Meeting
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
2016 Annual Meeting with ISFNR
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
2018 AFS Annual Meeting in Buffalo, NY
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
2019 AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Cite Unseen Topics Posts Latest Activity
Cite Unseen
Share links to sites/cites for or about folklore and folklorists: interesting websites, collections or publications, developments in the field, uses and misuses of folklore.
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Conferences (General) Topics Posts Latest Activity
Use this forum for announcements or discussion, like organizing panels, related to any conference or event other than the AFS Annual Meeting, which has its own forum. Please email announcements of conferences to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail, for inclusion in the AFS Calendar.
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Exhibitions, Lectures and Performances Topics Posts Latest Activity
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
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Friday, October 4, 2019
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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Newsletters Topics Posts Latest Activity
State and Cultural Organizations
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Research and Practice
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Independent Consultants Topics Posts Latest Activity
Independent Consultants
Use this open forum to post announcements and to discuss issues and concerns relevant to independent consulting folklorists. For more about the Independent Folklorists' Section, including member benefits and how to join the section, go to About AFS in the main menu, then click on Sections/Independent Folklorists).
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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Journal of American Folklore Topics Posts Latest Activity
JAF 125/496: Trauma
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Archiving Topics Posts Latest Activity
Use this forum to discuss archiving questions and issues.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Cultural Sustainability Topics Posts Latest Activity
Cultural Sustainability
Use this forum to encourage discussion and point to resources in cultural sustainability and community-based folklife practice.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Documentation Topics Posts Latest Activity
Use this forum to discuss documentation questions and issues.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Folklore and K-12 Education Topics Posts Latest Activity
Folklore and K-12 Education
Use this forum to discuss folklore and K-12 education questions and issues.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Folklore and Public Policy Topics Posts Latest Activity
Folklore and Public Policy
Use this forum to discuss folklore and public policy questions and issues.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Professional Practice Topics Posts Latest Activity
Professional Practice
Use this forum to discuss professional practice questions and issues.
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Public Folklore Topics Posts Latest Activity
Public Folklore
Use this forum to discuss public folklore questions and issues.
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Research Topics Posts Latest Activity
Use this forum to discuss research questions and issues.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Teaching Topics Posts Latest Activity
Use this forum to discuss teaching questions and issues.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Other Topics Topics Posts Latest Activity
This is a forum for discussion of general issues in the field of folklore studies.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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