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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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Tuesday, December 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Extended for Survey of Independent or Contingent Workers »
by Martha Sims (AFS Committee on Contingent Workforce Concerns chair) -- We are extending the deadline to complet...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet the Candidates in 2018 AFS Election on »
You can watch brief videos of the candidates for AFS office discussing their platforms; this is a great opportuni...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Announces $14.8 Million for 253 Humanities Projects Nationwide »
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $14.8 million in grants to support  253 humanit...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Invites Applications for Funded Summer Programs for K-12 Educators and Faculty »
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher educat...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jim Leary and Bill Ferris’ Work Nominated for 61st GRAMMY Awards »
The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards include the work of folklorists  Jim Leary and Bill Ferris.  The...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NYT Features Joseph Sciorra and New York’s Immigrant Nativity Scenes »
Folklorist Joseph Sciorra—Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute,...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS President Dorothy Noyes Receives Honorary Doctorate in Folkloristics at University of Tartu »
AFS President Dorothy Noyes was awarded an  Honorary Doctorate in Folkloristics  at the  99 th ...
Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed December 20-January 2 »
The AFS office will close for winter break December 20, 2018, and will reopen January 3, 2019.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASFS Offers Two Awards for Student Papers in Food Studies– Applications Due Feb. 1, 2019 »
The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit a...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Routes Radio Program Spotlights NEA National Heritage Fellows 2018 »
As part of their Thanksgiving tradition, the American Routes radio show celebrated America’s diverse heritage by spotlight...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Celebration of Life for Barre Toelken on December 15 »
There will be a Celebration of Life for Barre Toelken on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 2pm in the Ellen Eccles Con...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed Week of Thanksgiving »
The AFS office will be closed the week of November 19-23, 2018. Staff will return on November 26.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vernacular Architecture Forum Offers Travel Awards for 2019 Conference »
The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) offers Access and Ambassador Awards for the VAF’s upcoming conference in Philadelp...
Monday, November 12, 2018   (4 Comments - view/add)
Barre Toelken (1935 - 2018) »
Barre Toelken passed away on November 9, 2018. Barre was a leader in our field, a teacher, mentor, and charismat...
Monday, November 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CERF+ Publishes Updates on Fundraising for Relief Work in Puerto Rico »
As AFS considers how to benefit local communities ravaged by recent hurricanes and whether taking our Meeting to...
Thursday, November 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Honor, Award and Prize Recipients »
The American Folklore Society would like to congratulate all the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2018 annual me...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maggie Holtzberg Receives the American Folklore Society's 2018 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize »
At its recent annual meeting in Buffalo, New York, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named prominent American folklorist...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ARSC Makes Sound Recordings and Slide Presentations from 2011–2013 Conferences Available »
In celebration of the recent World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on October 27, 2018, the Association for Recorded Sound Co...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
UK's First National Folklore Centre to Launch in Sheffield »
David Clarke, Diane Rogers, and Andrew Robinson from Sheffield Hallam University’s media, arts, and communications departm...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meiji at 150 Podcast Features Michael Dylan Foster and Ayako Yoshimura »
Tristan Grunow at the University of British Columbia released a mini folklore series featuring Ayako Yoshimura and...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NHA Hosts Between Two Bookshelves Webinar »
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is offering a Between Two Bookshelves webinar. Open to AFS members, the November...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Election Now Open for Your Vote »
The 2018 American Folklore Society election is now open for your vote. This year, AFS members are electing candida...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Burt Feintuch (1949 - 2018) »
Burt Feintuch passed away October 29, 2018. Burt was a wonderful friend and colleague to many of us.  He was a P...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Offers Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships »
South Arts is pleased to announce the  In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture – 2019 Folk &...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Launches Survey to Get Input from Independent or Contingent Workers »
The AFS Committee on Contingent Workforce Concerns wants to hear about your experiences as a contingent laborer...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tennessee Folklore Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting is Free to the Public »
The Tennessee Folklore Society will hold its 84 th  Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Art Circle...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ARSC Offers Travel Grants to Attend 2019 Conference »
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is now accepting applications for conference travel grants to be awa...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Offers Traditional Arts Touring Grants »
Traditional Arts Touring (TAT) Grants provide funding support for residency projects to present   Southern traditiona...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sheila Bock Elucidates Brett Kavanaugh's Proverb for the NYT »
The New York Times , has recently featured a video piece entitled “Brett Kavanaugh and ‘Boys Club’ Code” in which Sheila B...
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed for 2018 Annual Meeting »
The AFS staff is away from the office for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo through October 24. During this time, staff...
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Conference App Now Available »
Our service provider has delivered the 2018 conference app, providing access to all meeting information, including the ful...
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conference Rate Available for Shuttle from Buffalo Airport or Train Station »
Buffalo Airport Shuttle is offering a discount for attendees of the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting to travel from the airport or...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDNHA Offers Grants and Proposal Writing Workshops »
The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) Grants Program has announced proposal writing workshops! The MDNHA gr...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPH Offers Awards with November, December, and January Deadlines »
The National Council on Public History (NCPH) awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply thei...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VHP Launches "Cold War Dispatches" Online Exhibit »
Though the term “veteran” is often uttered in the same breath as “war,” many U.S. veterans served during times of peace. T...

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