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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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The NEH Awards Grants to Two Projects by AFS Members »
On August 12, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it is awarding $29 million in awards for 214...
Monday, August 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section Invites Submissions for Two Student Awards »
Submissions for the Don Yoder Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper in Folk Belief or Religious Folklife and the Willi...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2019 National Heritage Fellows Will Be Honored at Two Upcoming Free Events »
The National Endowment for the Arts will host the National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony and the National Heritage...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline for Anthropology Master's Career Survey Approaches, August 31, 2019 »
A team of graduate students from the University of North Texas , in cooperation with the American Anthropological Ass...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tour the "Ghosts of Gay Baltimore" at the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
AFS member and 2019 annual meeting attendee Maxine Allison Vande Vaarst will offer "The Ghosts of Gay Baltimore," a walki...

Did You Know...?
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don't Wait to Book Your Guest Room at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor! »
September 16 is the cut-off date for reserving guest rooms at the conference hotel at the AFS group rate, and the limited...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Receive Discount on Purchases at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings »
There are many benefits of being a member of the American Folklore Society, and one of them is receiving a 20% discou...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Annual Meeting Preregistration Closes August 31 »
You can preregister online at a discounted rate until preregistration closes August 31. After that, you can...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Deadlines for Annual Meeting Travel Support for Students Are Approaching »
The American Folklore Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual m...
Friday, May 24, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
You Will Find Useful Resources in the Folklore Wiki »
by Ben Bridges (Indiana University) -- As part of a summer internship with AFS, I’ve been impressed by what I’ve found as...

Thursday, August 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accessibility Plans Updated for 2019 and Beyond »
The AFS Guidelines for Accessible Presentations and AFS’s larger accessibility efforts continue to evolve, as ways t...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on the Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage »
The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritag...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on Recent Job Prospects for Folklorists »
By Rosalind V. Rini Larson (Indiana University) —  Ever wonder how many open folklore jobs there  really...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd Visits China »
In December 2017, AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd traveled to China for two weeks. His trip had five stops, all of them d...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director's State of the Society Address Delivered at 2017 AFS Business Meeting »
The following report on "The State of the Society" was delivered by Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at the AFS Annual...

Friday, July 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Explore Baltimore: Register Now for Preconference Tours and Workshop »
Gain a richer understanding of our meeting place, some of its people, and their ways by participating in these unique even...
Monday, August 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline for AFS Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Is Approaching »
September 1 is the deadline for nominations for the AFS Benjamin A. Botkin Prize, which is awarded each year to recog...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Meet 2019 Meeting Featured Speakers on Baltimore Tours »
Get to know Charm City by hearing one of Baltimore's best in the opening plenary address at the 2019 meeting, and meet the...
Monday, June 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
June 30 Last Day to Request 2019 Annual Meeting Program Corrections »
You must make your requests for changes to the 2019 Annual Meeting program by June 30;  email us about any issues a...
Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFC's Folklife and Fieldwork in Spanish Is Available for Download »
In October 2018, the American Folklife Center published La tradición popular y la investigación de campo , the Spanish-la...

Recent Releases
Monday, August 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of American Folklore, Volume 132, Number 525, Summer 2019 »
The newest issue of the Journal of American Folklore is now available. This special issue was the work of the collaborat...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mississippi Folklife Summer 2019 Issue »
Mississippi Folklife is a digital journal featuring original writing and documentary work focused on present-day folklife...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim »
Jack Zipes translates Christian Bärmann’s illustrated fairy-tale book The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim.  It was recently...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Narrative Culture Volume 6, Number 2, Fall 2019 (Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict) »
A special issue themed “Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict" has been released by  Narrative Culture. ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition and Brer Rabbit »
Emily Zobel Marshall’s book, released in June, “offers readers a unique insight into the cultural significance of the Brer...

Calls for Submissions
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CFP: 2020 IASPM-US Conference on BPM: Bodies, Place, Movements »
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for it...
Monday, July 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Special Issue of Southern Cultures: Art »
Southern Cultures , the award-winning, peer-reviewed quarterly from UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, enco...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Journal of Education and Social Policy »
Journal of Education  and  Social Policy  (JESP) is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 3 which is s...
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies »
The Fifty-fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held May 7–10, 2020 at Western Michigan University in...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 15th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences »
The Fifteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences will be held July 20–22, 2020 at the National...

Professional Opportunities
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities Taking Applications for Year-Long Fellowship »
The Society for the Humanities invites PhD students to apply for a fellowship that will support six to eight successful ca...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bonn University Seeks to Hire Three Postdocs in Center for Dependency and Slave Studies »
Seeking researchers in the areas of Embodied Dependencies, Gender and Intersectionality, and Grammars of Dependencies, B...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folk Art Museum Seeks Curator of Folk Art »
The Curator of Folk Art provides leadership and intellectual oversight for the museum’s collections and exhibitions of his...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures Seeks Assistant Professor »
The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance is conducting an Assistant/Associate Professor search for a scholar-p...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Town of Boone Seeks Cultural Resources Coordinator »
The Town of Boone, NC, is seeking a Cultural Resources Coordinator who will perform professional and administrative work p...

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