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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, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards »
By Stephen Winick   The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the recipi...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gerald Pocius Received the 2017 Marius-Barbeau Medal »
In an article from the Memorial University Gazette, entitled "A lifetime of folklore:  Retired professor recei...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives Funding From NEA To Continue Consultancy and Professional Development Program »
The American Folklore Society has been awarded a grant from the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowmen...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Open for the Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love »
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, California, Northwestern University’s ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration Now Open for the 2017 SEM Annual Meeting »
The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 62 nd  Annual Meeting on  October 26-29, 2017, at the Denver Marri...
Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Awards Over $300,000 in Arts Grants Throughout Region »
Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $311,349 in gr...
Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Transition and an Opportunity »
AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd will be retiring in early 2018. All of us on the Executive Board thank him for his extrao...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Selects Baltimore as 2019 Annual Meeting Site »
The AFS staff has successfully completed negotiations with the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to serve as...
Saturday, May 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act NOW In Support Of the NEA, NEH, and Other Federal Cultural Agencies »
T he US Constitution states that a purpose of government is to “promote the general welfare.” Our capacity to understand...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Program for the Street Music and Narrative Traditions Conference Now Out »
Street Music and Narrative Traditions   International Conference of The Kommission für Volksdichtung Pa...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Folklore and Education Section Releases Latest Newsletter »
Co-editors Gregory Hansen and Rosemary Hathaway are pleased to announce the publication of the Folklore and Education...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lisa Rathje Becomes New Executive Director of Local Learning »
Please join the board of Local Learning in welcoming Lisa Rathje as the new Executive Director of Local Learning: The Nati...
Saturday, May 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASF Releases Guidelines for Scandinavian Folk Arts and Cultures Grants »
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) has released guidelines for a new program to support Scandinavian folk arts and...
Saturday, May 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Competition for 2018-2019 Fulbright Student Fellowships in Bulgaria Now Open »
By Angela Rodel --   Bulgaria Fulbright Study/Research Award Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowsh...
Saturday, May 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
$80,000 in Awards Distributed to Nine Visual Artists »
By Ivan Schustak (South Arts) -- At an awards ceremony on April 24, South Arts distributed $80,000 to nine vis...
Thursday, May 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act Now In Support of Our Federal Government Arts and Cultural Agencies »
We appreciate your advocacy with your US Representatives and Senators this past March in support of the current-year budge...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Read the AFS 2016 Annual Report »
The Society’s 2016 annual report is now complete, and is available via a link from our Annual Reports webpage ( http://www...
Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Nominating Committee Seeks Your Recommendations »
The 2017 AFS Nominating Committee (Joseph Sciorra, chair; Olivia Cadaval, Diane E. Goldstein, and Steve Zeitlin) is about...
Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Videos from Six AFS Miami Annual Meeting Sessions Now Available on AFS's YouTube Channel »
The American Folklore Society's YouTube channel now hosts videos of six sessions videotaped at the 2016 annual meeting in...
Thursday, April 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences »
"Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independe...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ray Cashman's Packy Jim Receives Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture »
The Durkan Prize Committee writes,“Ray Cashman opens his meticulous ethnographic and folklore study, Packy Jim , with the...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sandy Rikoon Appointed Dean at the University of Missouri »
Folklorist Sandy Rikoon has been appointed as the Dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Board Approves New Statements on Appropriate Behavior and Social Media Use at Annual Meetings »
The AFS Executive Board approved two new annual meeting policy statements—one on appropriate professional behavior and one...
Thursday, April 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Board Actions from the April 7-8, 2017, Meeting »
At its April 7-8, 2017, meeting in Bloomington, Indiana, the AFS Executive Board took the following actions: 1. Appro...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offices Closed for Executive Board Meeting »
The American Folklore Society Executive Board will convene in Bloomington, Indiana from April 6-8 for the annual Spring Bo...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Call to Action: Support US Government Arts and Cultural Agencies »
On March 16, 2017, the Trump administration released its “America First” budget blueprint . We are not surprised by e...
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Announces the 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows »
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows. With th...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support the National Endowment for the Humanities on Humanities Advocacy Day, March 14 »
March 14 is Humanities Advocacy Day! A record-breaking number of humanities advocates will be in Washington DC, to meet...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Board Signs Net Neutrality Letter »
On March 7, the AFS Executive Board joined with some 170 organizations in a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communic...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Launches New YouTube Channel and Video Series »
A video of Bill Ivey’s February 14, 2017, lunchtime talk about his forthcoming book at Indiana University’s Department of...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Seeks Paper Proposals for MLA 2018 Convention Session »
The AFS is an affiliated society of the Modern Language Association, the US-based international learned society for litera...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Food and Public Policy: An Opportunity for Folklorists? »
The Civil Eats website features an article (published last summer) about the trend toward cities hiring food-systems exper...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patricia Atkinson Reappointed to the AFC Board of Trustees »
Patricia Atkinson was reappointed to the American Folklife Center Board of Trustees by Speaker Ryan on February 13, 2017....
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives Henry Luce Foundation Funding to Continue US-China Collaborations »
The American Folklore Society has received a third grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to continue its series of collabo...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbro Klein Awarded The King's Medal »
On February 7, 2017, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden awarded folklorist Barbro Klein of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced...

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