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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, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Purchase “Pay It Forward” AFS Dinner Dance Tickets for Others »
You’ve heard about the hoppin’ dance party that AFS, the New York Folklore Society, and the New York State Council on the...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Advance Purchase Makes Special Events Possible »
The day of reckoning is sooner than you think! Why? Well… A few special annual meeting events require advance...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mentoring at the AFS Annual Meeting Strengthens Our Field »
You can apply now to take part in the AFS Mentoring Program as either a mentor or a mentee at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting...
Thursday, July 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Use AmazonSmile to Donate to AFS at No Added Cost »
AmazonSmile allows customers to send a small percentage of their purchase to an organization of their choice—at no extra c...
Friday, June 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Share Information Related to the Annual Meeting in Open Forums »
Signed-in AFS members can share questions, information, plans, or other communications related to the 2018 Annual Meeting...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Contribution to the Sustainers’ Fund Helps Support Student Travel and More »
The AFS Sustainers’ Fund supports the AFS mission by funding projects and initiatives of the current year, including trave...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Deadlines for Annual Meeting Travel Support for Students Are Approaching »
The American Folklore Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual m...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Submit Jobs to be Posted on the AFS Website »
Is there a faculty opening in your department that a folklorist might be able to fill? Are there any open pos...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Decide which Mailings AFS Will Send You »
Do you prefer to receive print copies of the Journal of American Folklore , or would you rather save paper and only read...
Sunday, April 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Create Featured Content for the AFS Website »
Is there a folklorist you've long admired and would like to get to know?  Is there someone doing innovative work that...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (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 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Avoid Last-Minute Proposal Panic by Registering Now, Proposing Later »
Most people will submit their annual meeting proposal on March 31, a Saturday, when AFS staff will not be there to help wi...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diamond Presentations Offer Diverse Advantages to Presenters and Audiences »
The AFS Annual Meeting began to accept proposals for  diamond presentations  in 2010, when this innovat...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (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 ha...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
AFS Celebrates Folklorists' Achievements »
The American Folklore Society celebrates the awards, honors, books, significant grants, and other achievements of scholars...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Deadlines for Annual Meeting Travel Support Are Coming Soon »
The Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual meeting. Th...
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...

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