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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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Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adding Star Power to the Fight for the NEH »
By Steven Kidd (Executive Director, NHA) —  The outlook for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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: Neighbor...
Thursday, September 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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 pl...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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 Kö...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Curatorial Conversations, a Co-Edited Volume, Receives Smithsonian Institution 2017 Research Prize »
The publication Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , co-edited by Ol...
Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vermont Folklife Center Hosts Oral History and the Art of the Interview Workshop »
Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? The Vermont Folklife Cente...
Thursday, September 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
We Celebrate Deceased Colleagues All Year, Not Only at Annual Meeting »
Our memorial practices for deceased colleagues continue to evolve: we have now established an In Memoriam portion of t...
Thursday, September 7, 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
AFS Selects Tulsa for 2020 Annual Meeting Destination »
The AFS staff has successfully completed negotiations with the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to serve as our ann...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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 disco...
Thursday, August 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Heritage Responders Offer Assistance to Institutions Affected by Hurricane Harvey »
Below is a message from Rebecca Elder of the National Heritage Responders: As the south begins to assess the effects...
Thursday, August 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Launch of the Website Appalachian English »
More perhaps than for any other part of the U.S., the English spoken in Appalachia has captured the interest of linguists,...
Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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 Soci...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paul Oliver, 1927-2017 »
Paul Oliver, an early authority on the Blues, has died at the age of 90. His published works most notably include a...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Heritage Fellows Documentary Premieres September 15 »
Documentary Arts announces the premiere of Extraordinary Ordinary People ,  a film tribute to 35 years of the Natio...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Celebrates Master Folk and Traditional Artists with Free Events »
This September, the National Endowment for the Arts will continue its 35-year tradition of celebrating the nation's master...
Thursday, August 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Roz Rini Larson Joins AFS Staff »
We're happy to announce that Rosalind V. Rini Larson joined the American Folklore Society staff as our graduate assistant...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Journal of Folklore and Education Shares Resources for K12, College, Museum, and Community Education »
Below is a message from the co-editors of the Journal of Folklore and Education , Lisa Rathje and Paddy Bowman: At...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Awards $330K in Grants to Folklore Projects »
This month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $39.3 million to 245 recipients...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Alliance Foundation Announces Open Call for Assistance »
The NHA Foundation is currently conducting a national study of public engagement in the humanities at institutions of high...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WIPO Hosted a Side Event at the UN Indigenous Forum »
This year’s session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva, Switzerland featured a side...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Offers Traditional Arts Touring Grants »
Working to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South, South...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Launches a New Web Cultures Collection »
AFC's new Web Cultures Web Archive includes sites documenting the creation and sharing of emergent cultural traditions on...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Humanities Open Book Project Digitizes Out-of-Print Folklore Books »
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the NEH, the Humanities Open Book Project of the American Council of...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ISFNR Offers Travel Grants to Members »
The International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR) will offer eight travel grants for presentation in its next...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Nominating Committee Announces Slate for 2017 Election »
The 2017 AFS Nominating Committee (Joseph Sciorra, chair; Diane E. Goldstein, Olivia Cadaval, and Steve Zeitlin) has annou...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Application Deadline Extended for AFS Executive Director Position »
To accommodate potential candidates, we are extending the July 17 deadline for applications for the AFS Executive Director...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nomination Deadlines for AFS Hurston and Paredes Prizes Are August 31 »
The nomination deadlines for this year's AFS's Zora Neale Hurston Prize and Américo Paredes Prize are both August 31 . Pl...
Sunday, July 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS YouTube Channel Now Hosts Past Annual Meeting Videos »
Since 2004 AFS has recorded major presentations at the Annual Meeting each year. Those videos have been hosted on Indiana...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Commemorates the Folklife Festival's 50th Anniversary »
The Smithsonian Institution is proud to announce that on June 26, the 115th Congress of the United States passed House Res...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An ACLS Endowment Gift Establishes New Annual Award for the Study of Music »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Susan McClary and Robert Walser...
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Announces Recipients of the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships »
By Liz Auclair --   Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and...
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Roger Abrahams, 1933-2017 »
Folklorist Roger Abrahams passed away on June 20, just over a week after his 84th birthday. Roger spent over 30 yea...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...

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