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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, December 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ACLS Program Connects Scholars & Journalists around Role of Religion in World Affairs »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced this week that it has received a grant from The Henry Luce Foun...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Issue of Asian Ethnology Focuses on Chinese Folklore and Folklore Studies »
  AFS members interested in the history and current practice of folklore studies in China should be aware of the newe...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dust-to-Digital Receives Two GRAMMY Nominations »
Dust-to-Digital has received two Grammy nominations. Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwes...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Folkways Receives Four GRAMMY Nominations »
Four Smithsonian Folkways releases earned nominations for the 58th GRAMMY Awards! The winners will be announced by The Rec...
Monday, December 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mississippi Arts Commission Launches New Digital Publication Mississippi Folklife »
A new project of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts program, Mississippi Folklife ( mis...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Only One Month Left! Please Vote in the 2015 AFS Election »
A reminder to those of you who have not yet voted: The 2015 American Folklore Society election will remain open through 12...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Joins Other Scholarly Societies to Oppose “Campus Carry” Legislation »
The American Folklore Society joins our colleagues in 28 other scholarly societies in opposing legislation designed to fac...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Robert “Mack” McCormick (1930-2015) »
Folklorist Robert “Mack” McCormick died at his home in Houston, Texas, on November 18, 2015. McCormick was best known for...
Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant Enables Tribal Colleges and Universities to Bring Back Rare Traditional Arts »
Thirteen tribal colleges and universities have received a grant from the American Indian College Fund. The “Restoration an...
Friday, November 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joseph P. Goodwin (1952-2015) »
Beloved Folklorist Joseph P. Goodwin passed away at his home in Muncie, Indiana, on November 16, 2015. Joseph P. Goodwin e...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) »
Gladys-Marie Fry – folklorist and African American textiles scholar – passed away November 7, 2015. The following remembra...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
BEHOLD! New Lebanon Named Recipient of $175,000 J.M.K. Innovation Prize »
BEHOLD! New Lebanon, the nation’s first living museum of contemporary rural American life, has been chosen to receive the...
Thursday, November 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interior Department Announces Grants for Underrepresented Communities Through Historic Preservation »
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today annou...
Thursday, November 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS 2015 Sustainers’ Fund Campaign Continues »
In 2010, the Executive Board of the American Folklore Society created the AFS Sustainers’ Fund as a way for Society member...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
United States Artists Announces 2015 Fellows »
United States Artists (USA) is pleased to announce the 37 new USA Fellows for 2015. Each individual artist or collaborativ...
Monday, November 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Honorees and Prize Winners Announced at Annual Meeting »
AFS would like to congratulate all of the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2015 annual meeting in Long Beach, CA...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) »
Jean Ritchie – traditional folk singer, mountain dulcimer player, and folklorist – died June 1, 2015, at her home in Berea...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Joins Other Learned Societies to Express Concern Over Texas's Campus Carry Law »
On October 28, 2015, the AFS Executive Board voted to approve adding the Society to a list of learned-society signers of a...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Commemorates World Day for Audiovisual Heritage »
October 27 was World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The theme for the 10th anniversary was "Archives at Risk - Protecting t...
Thursday, October 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Announces 2015 Award Winners »
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 ARSC Awards for Excel...
Thursday, October 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Election Now Open »
The 2015 American Folklore Society election is now open, and will remain open through 12:01 AM EST (UTC-5) on January 1, 2...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tutorial Now Available for Download for AFS Wikipedia Workshop »
As part of its on-going project to increase the quantity and quality of Wikipedia pages on folklore topics, AFS is offeri...
Thursday, October 8, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Dine and Discuss “The Power of One” at the Inaugural Annual Meeting Affinity Dinner »
Are you the only folklorist in your agency or university department? Connect with other "onlys" over dinner to discuss "Th...
Thursday, October 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Council of Learned Societies to Support Digital Scholarship in the Humanities »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new program promoting digital scholarship in the...
Thursday, October 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed for Annual Meeting »
The AFS office will be closed October 10-20 as the entire staff travels to the 2015 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Californ...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Folklore and Museums Public Policy Working Group Publishes White Paper »
The American Folklore Society's Folklore and Public Policy Working Group on Folklore and Museums has just published its w...
Friday, October 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Annual Meeting Plenary Addresses To Be Broadcast and Archived Online »
The American Folklore Society and Indiana University's Collaborative Technologies office will partner to broadcast the two...
Thursday, October 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get Your Tickets for the Dan Crowley Memorial Concert »
The Storytelling and Women's Sections invite you to The Dan Crowley Memorial Concert: "Crone-ology: The Crones Tell Almost...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Public Program Section Announces Auction, Requests Donations and Volunteers »
The Public Programs Section Auction will take place on Thursday, October 15, from 8:30PM – 10:00PM in the Centennial Terra...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section Welcomes Donations and Volunteers for Silent Auction »
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society will again be running a silent auction at...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Soon for the 2015 Annual Meeting Affinity Dinners »
This year’s meeting in Long Beach will introduce an event that has worked well at the meetings of other organizations: aff...
Thursday, September 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
October Proclaimed Folklife Month in Louisiana »
Lt Governor Jay Dardenne has proclaimed October as Folklife Month to recognize the rich diversity of Louisiana’s living tr...
Friday, September 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Funds Help Folklore Society Make Visible More Folklore Collections »
The National Folklore Archives Initiative (NFAI), an effort by the American Folklore Society to document and provide acces...
Thursday, September 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Folk Festival Celebrates 75th Anniversary in Greensboro, NC »
The 75th anniversary of the National Folk Festival, scheduled Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13, will feature 300 artis...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 AFS Election Candidate Biographies and Platform Statements Now Available »
The AFS Nominating Committee (chair Laura Marcus Green, Selina Morales, Joseph Sciorra, and Pravina Shukla) has announced...

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