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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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Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats »
Participants in the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society consistently express enthusiasm for innovative meeting...
Friday, February 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Save Substantially on Annual Meeting Registration »
AFS members should  sign in before registering for the 2018 Annual Meeting in order to receive a significa...
Friday, February 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Access the 2018 Meeting Proposal Portal Anytime Until the Submission Deadline »
This year, AFS is using a new version of an external proposal submission system, which will allow you to save and edit you...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Destinations, Buffalo and Baltimore, in NY Times's "52 Places to Go in 2018" »
Attend the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting, and tick off #37 of the New York Times's top world-wide travel destinations for the...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting in AFS Election Ends December 31 »
This year, AFS members are electing candidates to three seats on the Executive Board (for three-year, 2018-2020 terms) and...
Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Predatory Publishers May Target Conference Presenters »
Some publishers use conference programs, like the AFS Annual Meeting program, to generate distribution lists to solicit su...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Freely Join AFS Sections, but They Need Your Support »
As of 2014, anyone can join the AFS website and add themselves to AFS sections without paying dues. As a res...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Before You Go: Useful Information for 2017 Annual Meeting Attendees »
Annual Meeting attendees, here are some things you may find useful before you check in at registration in Minneapolis:...
Thursday, September 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Share Your Favorite Folklore Blogs, Podcasts, and Other Treasures in the Folklore Wiki »
You can post information about your favorite resources for folklorists directly to the Folklore Wiki . Most recentl...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Annual Meeting Preregistration Closes August 31 »
You can preregister online at a discounted rate until preregistration closes August 31. After that, you can re...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Must Apply Now for Mentorship at Annual Meeting »
August 21 is the deadline to apply for the mentoring program, which pairs students or new professionals with established p...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The US State Department Recognizes Minnesota Among Top States for Refugees »
In recent years, Minnesota has been a national leader in exile resettlement (see “ Minnesota among top states for refuge...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minneapolis Tours Offer Vivid Look at “Community: Resistance, Reclamation and Re-creation” »
2017 Annual Meeting participants can explore the meeting theme in two local tours that engage with some of the many ways...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Session Attendance Data Offers Some Surprises »
Most AFS annual meeting regulars—staff and attendees alike—have theories about how scheduling impacts attendance at sessio...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Inside Story of the AFS China-US Project »
AFS has been working in partnership with the China Folklore Society since 2007—and has been supported by the Henry Luce Fo...
Friday, May 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Works To Keep the Annual Meeting As Affordable As Possible »
Keeping the annual meeting affordable is our overriding consideration as we research and select sites for each AFS annual...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Large Hotels Are the Best Fit for AFS Annual Meeting Needs »
AFS members sometimes ask why the Society’s annual meeting typically takes place in hotels that may seem out of step with...
Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Has a Long-Standing, Ongoing Relationship with the Veterans History Project »
Did you know about AFS's involvement in the Veterans History Project? In October 2000, the US Congress passed Public...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for After-Hours Proposal Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline for s...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Connect and Communicate with Your AFS Sections on Multiple Social Media Platforms »
There are many ways to stay informed about what your AFS sections are doing throughout the year both on the AFS website an...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
All Annual Meeting Proposals Due March 31 »
In two weeks, the window closes for proposing papers, panels and special events for our 128th annual meeting at the &nbs...
Monday, March 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
If You're New to the AFS Meeting, You Should Join Now and Register Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Consultancy and Professional Development Program Accepting Applications »
By Tim Lloyd (AFS) -- This AFS effort, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through its Folk and Traditio...
Monday, February 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diamond Presentations Lower Language Barriers and Generate Discussion »
Diamond presentations were introduced to AFS in 2010 as a highly visual, focused alternative to the standard conferen...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats »
Annual meeting participants consistently express enthusiasm for innovative meeting presentations, and the desire to see mo...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancellation Fees Will Be Applied for Annual Meeting Presenters who Withdraw »
AFS strongly discourages annual meeting presenters from canceling their participation in the conference after proposals...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert Will Feature the Stories and Rhythms of Haiti and Cuba »
By Joseph Sobol (Storytelling Section Co-convener) -- The 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert, sponsored by the AFS Sto...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miami 2016 is a CRONING YEAR! »
Every few years, the Women’s Section sponsors croning ceremonies for women members of the Society when they reach the age...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many Presenters Will Experiment with Alternative Formats at 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting »
In February, we called for presenters to try a new, short paper presentation option, and many of you answered the call....
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Provides a Time and Place to Remember »
Our annual meeting offers two ways to pay tribute--both to our colleagues who have died since the last gathering, and to a...
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Registration Deadline for Experiments in Exhibition Workshop Approaches »
Now's your chance to take advantage of an incredible opportunity to learn from one of the foremost national experts in the...
Thursday, September 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital Folkloristics Conference About to Begin in Latvia »
From September 14-16, 2016, the conference "Toward Digital Folkloristics: research perspectives • archival praxis • ethica...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
August Registration Is Required for Miami Tours »
Register now for the local tours on offer from the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting planning committee. Registration closes Au...
Monday, July 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
August 31 Deadline for Registering for Tours and Workshops »
Registration for tours and workshops at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Miami closes August 31. See  http://www.afsnet...
Monday, June 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Mentoring at Annual Meeting; Mentors, Students Should Apply Now »
Consider being a part of the AFS Mentoring program. This program pairs students or new professionals with established pro...

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