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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, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Announces $1 Million Gift »
The Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has received a gift of $1.24 million from Ferring Pharmace...
Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Faculty: When Using JAF in Class, Please Use JSTOR or Project Muse »
As you begin the 2015-2016 academic year, please be aware that there is an easy way that you can help the Society and the...
Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Use New Contact Information to Reach AFS »
The office of the American Folklore Society has moved in stages over the course of the summer, and the last stage will be...
Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 Annual Meeting Program Book Available for Download »
The program book for the 2015 AFS annual meeting is now available as a PDF. To download a copy of the book, please go to...
Thursday, August 20, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tour the Art Spaces of Los Angeles; Registration Closes Soon! »
Visit some of the engaging sites that make Los Angeles such a vibrant art scene, including public murals, Olvera Street,...
Thursday, August 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Lecture and Film Screening with Steve Zeitlin and Paul Wagner to be Held »
STEVE ZEITLIN & PAUL WAGNER August 20, 2015 :: 4:00 - 6:30 Madison Building, Library of Congress LECTURE: "The P...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don Yoder (1921-2015) »
Don Yoder, expert on Pennsylvania German folklife, died August 11, 2015. He was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies an...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Now for the Surf and Turf Coastal Tour »
Spend a day along the coast of southern California, with stops at favorite places to get away and restore the senses......
Tuesday, August 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
August 31 Deadline for Registering for Tours and Workshops »
Registration for tours and workshops at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Long Beach closes August 31. See
Wednesday, August 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Appoints Paulina Guerrero as Membership Director »
AFS is happy to announce the appointment of Paulina Guerrero to its Membership Director position. Ms. Guerrero, a nat...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Many Paths to Freedom" Events Held this Week »
Two back-to-back events in the American Folklife Center’s series, "Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at t...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Botkin Prize Committee Seeks Nominations for Awardee »
Benjamin A. Botkin Prize (Deadline: September 1) The Benjamin A. Botkin Prize ($500 and life membership in th...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Features Folklore Studies »
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently published online an interview with folklorist and historic preserva...
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS 2015 Annual Meeting Update on the Westin Long Beach Labor Situation »
AFS executive director Timothy Lloyd sent the following message to members and annual meeting registrants on July 29, 2015...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Botkin and Hurston Prize Deadlines Approaching »
The deadlines for two AFS prizes, the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize and the Zora Neale Hurston Prize, are approaching. B...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Selects New Director of Folk and Traditional Arts »
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Clifford Murphy as its new director of folk and tradi...
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...

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