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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, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Just Released: Revised Program for 2015 AFS Annual Meeting »
A revised annual meeting program is now available. Download a PDF of the program here or go to the 2015 annual meeting...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Heritage Fellowship Nomination Deadline Approaching »
The deadline for 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowship nominations is Thursday, July 16, 2015. You may submit your nominat...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Grant Deadline Approaching »
Grant deadline alert! Did you know that funds are available for folk and traditional arts projects in and about the Nation...
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edgar Slotkin (1943-2015) »
We are saddened to announce the death of Edgar M. Slotkin of the University of Cincinnati. He  was a folklorist, Ce...
Saturday, June 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Begins Summer Lecture Series »
The American Folklife Center will begin a lecture series entitled Many Paths to Freedom:  Looking Back, Looking Ah...
Saturday, June 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joe Wilson Memorial Celebration to be Held at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Thursday, June 25, 2015 »
When: Thursday, June 25, begins at 2 p.m. with a jam for Joe in the breezeway of the Music Center and then moves to the...
Thursday, June 18, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Announces 2015 Fellowships and Awards »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the recipients of its fellowships and award...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Annual Meeting Program Posted »
The preliminary program for the upcoming annual meeting is now available: click here to download . Please review this dra...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Annual Meeting Program Decisions Mailed »
The 2015 Annual Meeting Review Committee has completed its work, and notifications of decisions have been sent by email to...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Link Corrected for Booking Conference Hotel »
Our apologies: the link to reserve guest rooms at the conference hotel was incorrect in the acceptance email. The correct...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Archie Green Student Travel Award Deadline Extended »
Please note that the application deadline for the Archie Green Student Travel Award has been extended to August 1, 2015...
Thursday, June 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Joins with Other Learned Societies in Protest of Wisconsin Tenure and Academic Freedom Moves »
The AFS, along with 20 other American Council of Learned Societies-member societies, has signed a June 11 statement drafte...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Announces Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in the Folk and Traditional Arts »
One of the strengths of our nation is our constantly evolving artistic landscape. Each year the National Endowment for the...
Thursday, June 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jean Ritchie Passes Away at 92 »
Musician, activist, and scholar Jean Ritchie passed away Monday, June 1, at her home in Berea, Kentucky. Ritchie was named...
Monday, June 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registration for 2015 SEM Annual Meeting Now Open »
The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) has opened registration for its 2015 annual meeting, which will take place in Austin...
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Answers to Five Common Questions about the Westin Long Beach and UNITE HERE »
AFS member Dave Stanley of  Salt Lake City sent the questions below to the AFS office. With his permission, we are...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Reflect on Meeting at the Westin Long Beach »
Public discussion of the issues attendant on meeting at the Westin Long Beach has been mostly limited to Publore , but ha...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
AFS Executive Director Reaches Out to UNITE HERE »
On May 22, Tim Lloyd, AFS executive director, wrote Tom Walsh, UNITE HERE Local 11 president, " with an open hand and a qu...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 AFS Annual Report Now Available »
The American Folklore Society's 2014 annual report is now available online. For optimal viewing, download the report and...
Monday, May 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Folklore and Education Newsletter Now Available »
The 2015 AFS Folklore and Education Section Newsletter has been posted to About AFS/Sections/Folklore and Education Sec...
Monday, May 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph Wilson (1938--2015) »
Joseph Wilson, Chairman and former Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, died May 16. He was aw...
Friday, May 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Behind the Dispute over Union Election Methods Affecting 2015 Annual Meeting »
In a recent letter to AFS members and annual meeting registrants addressing the continuing labor dispute at the site of...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Receives Funding 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, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Releases Nomination Guidelines for 2016 National Heritage Fellowships »
The National Endowment for the Arts is currently taking nominations for its 2016 National Heritage Fellowships, which cele...
Friday, May 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Draft of Public Advocacy Toolkit Now Available »
The Public Programs Section of AFS has just released a draft of its “Advocacy for Folklore and Folklife Toolkit,” whic...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Susan Roach Honored for Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities »
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has recognized Susan Roach, Louisiana Tech University, for Lifetime Contribu...
Thursday, April 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS President and Executive Director Respond to Westin Long Beach Labor Situation »
AFS president Michael Ann Williams and executive director Timothy Lloyd sent the following message to members and annual m...
Thursday, April 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Position Statements from UniteHere Local 11 and Westin Long Beach Available »
Visit the digest of Westin news to read statements from UniteHere and Westin management on their respective positions re...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moving 2015 Annual Meeting Not Feasible »
In its messages to our members, UniteHere Local 11 suggests that AFS should respond to the Westin labor dispute by moving...
Monday, April 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM Taking Nominations for Diversity Action Programs »
The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce streamlined procedures for its Diversity Action Programs for 2015....
Monday, April 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New “Common Heritage” Grant Program »
WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program, called...
Monday, April 20, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Larry E. Syndergaard (1936–2015) »
Larry E. Syndergaard, ballad scholar and professor emeritus at Western Michigan University, passed away on April 15, 2015,...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Releases Guidelines for Upcoming Round of Preservation Assistance Grants »
The National Endowment for the Humanities has made available guidelines and sample applications for its next round of Pre...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Digest of Westin News Available »
We have now created a digest of news to date concerning UniteHere's actions at the Westin Long Beach. To stay on top of de...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Annual Meeting: Westin Update »
UniteHere, the labor union that is demonstrating in front of the Westin Long Beach, is contacting AFS members and associat...

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