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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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Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Isabel Gonzales to Present on Fiber Arts Tour »
Isabel Gonzales, an embroiderer from Jemez Pueblo, has now been confirmed as one of the presenting artists in the Fiber Ar...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beatrice Maestas Sandoval Featured in Fiber Arts Tour »
Las Vegas, NM native Beatrice Maestas Sandoval remembers hearing about her great-grandmother, a weaver. "Somehow, I alwa...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travel the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail »
Indulge your passion for traditional weaving and embroidery, spectacular scenery, and mouthwatering New Mexico chile, al...
Monday, August 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Storyteller Dovie Thomason Will Perform in Santa Fe »
Tickets are available now for the 2014 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert , sponsored by the Storytelling Section of the Americ...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Harrisburg Welcomes Visiting Folklorist Harika Zöhre from Turkey »
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania—The American Studies program in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities has welcomed Har...
Thursday, June 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Now to "Hack" the Girard Wing of the Museum of International Folk Art »
by Nelda Ault and Betty Belanus (Folklore and Education Section conveners) and Paddy Bowman (Local Learning) Th...
Monday, June 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Solimar Otero's Yemoja Finalist for 2014 Albert J. Raboteau Prize »
Yemoja :   Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas, co-edited by   S...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthropology News Features Article on "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Living Communities" »
On March 26, 2014, the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology News blog included an article by Antoinette T...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 W. W. Newell Prize Awarded to Brant Ellsworth and Semontee Mitra »
The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society has announced the winners of the 2013 W. W. Newell Prize,...
Friday, November 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Awarded to Kate Reyes »
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society announces the recipients of the Raphael Patai...
Friday, November 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Awarded to Paddy Bowman and Kay Turner »
At its recent annual meeting in Providence, the American Folklore Society (AFS) named two prominent American folklorists...
Sunday, October 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustaining the Field: The Public Programs Section in Action at AFS 2013 »
by Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress) As the largest section (in terms of members) the Public...
Friday, October 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
All Things Dance at the 2013 AFS Annual Meeting »
The AFS Dance and Movement Analysis section invites you to attend this year’s presentations on dance topics – learn about...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustainable Communities, Social Justice Work, and Building Justice Models: An Annual Meeting Guide »
by Meredith Martin-Moats (Independent; Politics, Folklore and Social Justice Section co-convener) Below is...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Guide to the 2013 Meeting for Students and First-Timers »
by Lisa Gabbert (Utah State University) Welcome to the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society!...
Monday, October 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
An International Presence and International Themes at the 2013 Annual Meeting »
by Dorothy Noyes (The Ohio State University) This year the Acting Committ...
Monday, October 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2013 Meeting for First-time International Attendees »
by Dorothy Noyes (The Ohio State University) The AFS meeting is relaxed and informal by international stand...
Friday, September 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internationalizing AFS: A Conversation »
The International Committee of the American Folklore Society will be hosting a " World Café " about international...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tour AS220: An Organizational Model of Cultural Sustainability »
AS220 has become one of the leading international models for arts-based non-profits. The organization started as a margin...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustaining Folklore in the Academy and Beyond: Folklore and Education at the 2013 Annual Meeting »
Paddy Bowman of Local Learning and AFS Education Section Conveners Lisa Rathje and Nelda Ault reviewed the AFS program to...
Friday, September 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
500 JAFs and Beyond: JAF 126/501-2 »
The idea of an issue 500 was momentous one for our Journal and our field, and we wanted to mark that milestone with a st...
Thursday, February 7, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
“The Role of 'Creating Spaces of Possibility' in Cultural Continuity" (AFS 2012 Diamond Session) »
by Betty J. Belanus (Smithsonian Institution) – Our diamond session took place on October 25, 2012, and include...
Friday, November 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Formal Mentoring at AFS Annual Meeting »
AFS is currently experimenting with formal mentorship programs at the annual meeting and beyond. At this year’s meeting in...
Friday, November 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gates and Raim Awarded 2012 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize »
At its recent annual meeting in New Orleans, the American Folklore Society named two prominent American folklorists as t...
Friday, November 9, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mieder Awarded AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award »
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the American Folklore Society Lifetime Achievement Award is Wolfga...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
JAF 125/497 Focuses on African American Folklore »
The Summer 2012 JAF, issue no. 497 is one that we are very proud of. Since we are on the count-down to issue 500, we...
Thursday, July 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
JAF 125/496 Hits the News Stands! Discussion Unfolding in Open Forums »
The new JAF starts a conversation about trauma, a conversation that you can now enter. A new AFS Open Forum i...
Friday, October 14, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surprise Connections »
Greetings fellow folklorists! As a co-convener for the graduate students I was invited to blog about AFS, so here goes my...
Monday, March 14, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arts and Democracy Folk Culture »
I recently participated in an international conference call on Arts and Democracy; particularly in Egypt, the Middle East...

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