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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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Friday, October 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline to Register for Craft Conference is October 15 »
The  Estonian Native Craft Department at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy celebrates its 25th annivers...
Friday, October 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Meeting Program Available Online with New Improvements »
Does the program book weigh you down? Go digital with the 2019 Annual Meeting Online Program , which can be accessed us...
Thursday, October 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legends & Lore Marker Program Expands, Seeks Additional Partner Organizations »
The Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y., has...
Thursday, October 3, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
AFS Offers Pronoun Stickers at 2019 Annual Meeting »
This year, on the recommendation of the Accessibility Committee, and following the lead of the LGBTQIA+ Section that provi...
Monday, September 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorist in the News: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Work in the New Yorker »
A recent article in the New Yorker explores the legislation of memory and the jeapordized future of POLIN Museum of th...
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIEF Invites Declarations of Interest for Summer School 2020 »
The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) is now accepting Declarations of Interest for Summer Schoo...
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GRAMMY Museum Open Up Application Process for Grants »
The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2020 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by the Re...
Friday, September 20, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
AFS LGBTQIA+ Section Accepting Submissions for Joseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper »
September 30 is the deadline for submissions for  the Joseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper Prize....
Thursday, September 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Resource Showcasing Traditional Artists in the US Is Now Available »
The Smithsonian Center of Folklife and Cultural Heritage presents Master of Traditions: A Cultural Journey Across America...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AP News Takes Note of Wolfgang Mieder's Proverb Library at University of Vermont »
More coverage of the Wolfgang Mieder International Proverb Library at the University of Vermont has hit the presses, thi...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Women’s Section Invites Entries for Elli Köngas-Maranda Prize »
October 1 is the deadline for submitting to the Elli Köngas-Maranda (EKM) Student Prize offered by the Women’s Section of...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Annual Meeting Updates »
Here are some recent meeting developments: Don’t wait to book your guest room! September 16 is the cut-off d...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
September 16 Conference Hotel Cut-Off Date Approaching, and AFS Block Hasn’t Reached Minimum »
If you haven’t booked your Baltimore hotel, please do so now! The conference rate ends September 16, and AFS may be liable...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avoid the Traffic Jams; Baltimore Running Festival Course Runs around Conference Hotel »
Another reason to stay at the conference hotel: The Baltimore Running Festival (marathon/half-marathon/5K) will run th...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Alliance Hosts First Conference; Early-bird Registration Deadline Upcoming »
Held in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 7–10, the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities A...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Announces Next JAF Editors »
The AFS Executive Board has selected the next editors of the  Journal of American Folklore from George Mason Uni...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Nominating Committee Announces 2019 Candidate Slate »
The AFS Nominating Committee (chaired by Diane Goldstein with members Olivia Cadaval, Rachel González-...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The American Folklife Center Announces New Crowdsourcing Project »
By the People: On the Road with Alan Lomax is a new campaign by the American Folklife Center that focuses on generating t...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Fellows Accepting Applications for 2020 Summer School in Finland »
The Tenth Folklore Fellows’ Summer School will be hosted at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in Joensuu, Finland fr...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Preconference Event Registration Extended »
Registration is extended until October 1 for the few places that remain on some of the preconference tours and workshops...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS New Directions in Folklore Section Invites Submissions to Prize Competition »
September 15 is the deadline for submissions for the Bill Ellis Prize in which the winner will be announced at the sectio...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Taking Applications for Traditional Arts Touring Grants »
The Traditional Arts Touring Grant Program works to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the t...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Arts Invites Applications for 2020 Master Artist Fellowships »
The In These Mountains: Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship is a fellowship created to recognize master fol...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
AFS Stands with the American Historical Association as it Condemns Domestic Terrorism and Bigotry »
The American Folklore Society’s Executive Board voted to endorse the recent statement by the American Historical Associa...
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diane Golstein Recognized with ISCLR's Lifetime Achievement Award »
Diane Goldstein was named the recipient of the Linda Dégh Lifetime Achievement Award given by the I nternational Soci...
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grants Awarded to Maryland Traditional Artists for Artisan Skill Training »
Maryland Traditions has announced the names of the apprenticeship teams that will receive a total of $40,000 worth in gran...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Monday, August 19, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
"Henry Glassie: Field Work" to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019 »
A feature-length documentary film about folklorist Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will h...
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...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gerry Cashion (1941-2019) »
A long-time AFS member, specialist in African folklore, and USAID officer, Gerry Cashion died July 27, 2019. Read...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Magnetic Tape Alert Project Seeks Survey Input from Volunteers »
The Magnetic Tape Alert Project aims to alert individuals of the threat of losing access to magnetic tapes due to the decr...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Philadelphia Folklore Project Welcomes Naomi Strum-Wijesinghe as New Executive Director »
Naomi Strum-Wijesinghe joins the Philadelphia Folklore Project as their new executive director. The Board of Directors and...

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