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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.

Please send all AFS Review submissions to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com.

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Monday, February 12, 2018   (8 Comments - view/add)
Lisa Higgins “Donates” Birthday to Archie Green Student Travel Awards »
For her 55 th   birthday, folklorist Lisa Higgins requests donations to support a cause dear to her—supporting stu...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Awards $1.24M to Folk and Traditional Arts Agencies »
In the first of two major grant cycles for the fiscal year 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded ove...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania Center for Folklore Hosts 2018 Pennsylvania Folklore Symposium »
The Pennsylvania Folklore Symposium, taking place May 17–19, 2018 at Penn State University, Harrisburg, will bring togethe...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calandra Institute Offers Summer Seminar Studying Italian Diaspora »
The fourth edition of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) will take place June 11-29, 2018, at Roma Tre Un...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Accepting Proposals for 2018 Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at our 129th annual meeting October 17-20, 2018 at the Buf...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Offers Summer Institute for University/College Faculty at Newberry Library »
Led by Liesl Olson (Newberry Library), Rebecca Zorach (Northwestern University), and Chad Heap (George Washington Universi...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Katherine Borland Awarded Fulbright Bicentennial Chair at University of Helsinki »
AFS Executive Board Member and Associate Professor at the Ohio State University Katherine Borland has been awarded the 201...
Friday, January 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Transition »
Tim Lloyd's last day as AFS Executive Director will be Wednesday, January 31. Jessica A. Turner will begin work as Executi...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASF Announces 2018 Translation Competition »
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) has announced the opening of its 38th annual Translation Competition for outsta...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbro Klein, 1938–2018 »
Barbro Klein, an internationally acclaimed and multifaceted folklore scholar, passed away January 15, 2018. Her majo...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UC Santa Barbara Hosts Mini-Conference in Honor of Jeff Todd Titon »
University of California (UC), Santa Barbara is hosting an interdisciplinary mini-conference on “Cultural Sustainabilities...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Independent Folklorists' Section Offers Two 2018 Travel Stipends »
The Independent Folklorists’ Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) has announced two travel stipends intended to...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Section Publication Named National Jewish Book Award Finalist »
By Simon Bronner — It gives me great pleasure and pride to announce that Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imag...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ISCLR Offers McConnell Book Prize »
The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR) has established an annual book prize in honor of Brian...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ISCLR Offers Buchan Student Paper Prize »
The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR) announces that it is time to submit papers for the stud...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Liz Masterson, ?–2017 »
Liz Masterson, an accomplished western musician and a respected music scholar, died on December 30, 2017. Beyond h...
Monday, January 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foodways Section Invites Submissions for Sue Samuelson Award »
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the Sue Samuelson Award for best student pap...
Thursday, January 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Is 130!! »
Today, January 4, is the 130 th birthday of the American Folklore Society. Happy birthday, AFS!! As folklore histo...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
February 15 Nomination Deadline, AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award »
The nomination deadline for one of the American Folklore Society’s major awards—the AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Awa...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Extended: CFP for 2018 ARSC Conference »
The deadline for accepting paper and poster proposals for the 52nd annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peter Bartis, 1949–2017 »
Peter Bartis, a longterm staff member of the American Folklife Center and a respected public folklorist, has died at the a...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Consultancy and Professional Development Program Funding Complete for 2017-2018 »
As of January 2, 2018, all funding from the AFS Consultancy and Professional Development Program for the June 2017-May 201...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of the 2017 AFS Election »
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31: Executive Board (for 2018...
Friday, December 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Annual Meeting Attendees React to Meeting »
Roughly 650 people attended the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, and exactly 85 told us what they thought about it,...
Thursday, December 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Sponsors Events at 2018 MLA Convention »
The American Folklore Society is sponsoring three events at the Modern Language Association’s  Annual Convention, t...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklore Society Appoints Dr. Jessica A. Turner as Executive Director »
The American Folklore Society’s Executive Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessica A. Turner as the S...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed December 16-January 1 »
The AFS office will be closed for winter break starting on December 16. Staff will return on January 2, 2018.
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASF Announces Awards for Scandinavian Folk Art and Cultures Programming »
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce its first awards to support Scandinavian folk arts and c...
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alexandra Swaney, 1944–2017 »
Alexandra Swaney,  a renowned public folklorist, writer, musician, and advocate, has died at the age of 73. H...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAM Announces 2018 Awards and Fellowship »
The Society for American Music (SAM) is offering the  following awards and opportunities with upcoming deadlines in...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Advocacy Alert: Contact Your US Representatives and Senators NOW »
Below you will find a message from the National Humanities Alliance, the advocacy organization for the humanities, encoura...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklorists Give Talks in India »
Martha Norkunas and Emily Socolov presented talks at the Winter School of Oral History at the Srishti School of Art Design...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elda Strahm Schiesser, 1918–2017 »
Elda Strahm Schiesser, a prominent local historian of New Glarus, Wisconsin and a scholar of Swiss American culture, has d...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Issues Joint Statement Opposing U.S. Proposal to Tax Tuition Waivers »
On November 28, 2017, the American Folklore Society along with more than 30 other learned societies issued a joint stateme...
Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Winners Announced »
First presented in 1998, the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards were presented through a partnership b...

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