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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, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Sue Samuelson Foodways Student Essay Prize Awarded »
The Foodways Section announces the winners of the 2014 Sue Samuelson Foodways Student Essay Prize: 1st Place...
Saturday, March 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suggested Readings in Folklore-Related Literature Added to Folklore Wiki »
With thanks to the publore community, and Rhonda Walker Weaver for compiling the suggestions, a list of folklore-related...
Friday, March 21, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
Former AFS Board Member Wins Prestigious Sondheim Teaching Award »
Former AFS Executive Board member Leonard Norman Primiano of Cabrini College in Radnor, PA, was recently awarded a Stephen...
Thursday, March 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Historians Plan Work Toward the Public Sector »
Inside Higher Education reported on March 20 that the American Historical Association (the professional society for the f...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State University Libraries Make Rare Field Recording Collection Available on YouTube »
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State’s University Libraries announces the release of the Samuel...
Thursday, March 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Essential Texts for Folklore and Education Wiki Bibliography Now Available »
The Folklore and Education section has added a short annotated bibliography of "essential publications," available here...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for Ethnomusicology Announces Launch of Sound Matters: The SEM Blog »
The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the launch of Sound Matters: The SEM Blog . Hosted on the SEM...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scholarships Available for 2014 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference »
The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials an...
Friday, March 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Dance and Movement Analysis Section Offers Travel Stipend for AFS Annual Meeting »
The Dance and Movement Analysis section is offering a $300 travel stipend for someone presenting on dance at the 2014...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goucher College Invites Participation in Civic Hackathon for Community Solutions »
Goucher College's Graduate Programs in Cultural Sustainability , Digital Arts , Environmental Studies , and Management...
Friday, February 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Harrisburg Now Offering Graduate Certificate in Folklore and Ethnography »
Penn State Harrisburg is pleased to announce a new graduate certificate program in folklore and ethnography. This 15-cre...
Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New on the AFS Website: More AFS History »
We have recently brought to the surface more of the history of the Society and the field, including the complete list of A...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maria Tatar's "Big Bad Wolf" Lecture at 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival Now Available Online »
AFS member Maria Tatar of Harvard University was invited to deliver the Baskes Lecture in History as part of the 2013 Chic...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Announces 2017 Annual Meeting Site »
The 2017 AFS annual meeting will be held at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 19-22 of...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring 2014 Issue of Digest Now Available »
The editors of Digest: A Journal of Foodways & Culture , the online journal of AFS's Foodways Section, are pleased to...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Save the Date for 2014 Mid Atlantic Folklorist Retreat »
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association are pleased to announce the 2014 Mid Atlantic...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Year of the Rural Arts Launched »
The Year of the Rural Arts is a biennial program of events, conversations, and online features with the goals of helping t...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwestern Folklorists Retreat Offers Early Bird Registration Discount »
The Midwest Folklore Retreat will be held Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois at the Hi...
Thursday, February 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Storytelling as a Healing Art," 2014 Chennai Storytelling Festival Available as Webcast »
A three-day workshop on storytelling at the Goethe Institute in Chennai, India, will...
Friday, January 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Individual Posters Discontinued for 2014 Annual Meeting »
AFS will not accept individual proposals for research posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting . Instead, we encourage propos...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 »
Peter Seeger died January 27. See "Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94," by Jon Pareles,...
Friday, January 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research Announced »
The winners of the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded S...
Friday, January 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Doing Justice-Based Community Work? Share on Facebook »
From convener Meredith Martin Moats -- The Politics, Folklore and Social Justice section recently started a series of con...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association of Western States Folklorists to Meet Concurrently with Western States Folklore Society »
The 73 rd annual conference of the Western States Folklore Society will take place April 11-12,  2014, at Utah Stat...
Monday, January 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Planning on Submitting Materials to JAF? Read This First. »
As of January 1, 2014, in order to facilitate an effective transition to the new editor(s) of the Journal of American Fo...
Thursday, January 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEA Releases Guidelines for 2015 Funding Programs »
Washington, DC –The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available...
Thursday, January 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joining AFS Sections Now Easier–and Free! »
Starting in 2014, anyone may freely join the community—real and virtual—of any and all AFS sections at any time. More tha...
Monday, January 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of the AFS 2013 Election »
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31: Executive Board (for...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Office Closed 12/23/13-1/3/14 »
The AFS office will close for winter break on December 23, 2013. The office will re-open Monday, January 6, 2014.
Monday, December 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sabrina Lynn Motley Named Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival »
Washington, DC —Sabrina Lynn Motley, senior director of programs and exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center, has been ap...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian's "Will to Adorn" Initiative to Hold Online Conference in December »
A free online conference series featuring the Smithsonian's "Will to Adorn" Initiative of the Smithsonian Center for Fol...
Friday, November 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Partners with JSTOR to Offer JPASS Access Service to Members »
In collaboration with JSTOR, we are pleased to announce that AFS members can now subscribe to JPASS, a new JSTOR access...
Friday, November 8, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Annual Meeting Wrap Up: Trends and Announcements »
Attendance Trends Who attended? 670 people registered for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Of those: 12% came from...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Honorees and Prize Winners Announced at AFS Annual Meeting »
AFS would like to congratulate all of the honorees and prize recipients named at the 2013 annual meeting in Providence. Fo...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwestern Folklorists to Meet in Chicago in Spring »
Midwestern folklorists, and those interested in the Midwest, please mark your calendars for the Midwest Folklorist Retreat...

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