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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, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Checklists Make Submitting an Annual Meeting Proposal Easy »
Submitting an proposal for the AFS annual meeting isn't hard, but it does take preparation. The form is only available imm...
Monday, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Members Should Join Now, Register for Annual Meeting Later »
Members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration, as well as other benefits , but since it may take...
Friday, February 13, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
The AFS China-US Project Benefits the Field At Large »
Starting in 2007, AFS and the China Folklore Society began sending small delegations to each other’s conferences. The part...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Update Your Profile Anytime »
Please take a moment to make sure that your contact information is up to date. Sign in , select "manage profile" in the P...
Monday, January 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
We Can Help You Connect with Online Communities »
The AFS Folklore Wiki provides an editable directory of online communities at
Monday, December 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting Ends December 31 for New AFS Leaders »
In this year's balloting, members will elect: One person to a four-year term as AFS President-Elect (2015), President...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Find Receipts for Online Payments in Your Profile »
Here's how to find your receipts for online payments: Sign in. Go to Manage Profile, and look for the heading "Inv...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Needs Program Updates as Soon as Possible »
Please inform AFS as soon as you become aware of a change to programming at the Annual Meeting -- whether your own withdra...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Programming Begins Wednesday Afternoon »
The 2014 AFS Annual Meeting opens the door to all attendees Wednesday, Nov. 5, with two AFS section-sponsored lectures, 3:...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Memorial Table Provides Place to Pay Tribute to Departed Colleagues »
Anyone can contribute to the annual Memorial Board and Table, inspired by the many folk traditions that commemorate the de...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS-Fractured Atlas Partnership Brings New Member Benefits »
Did you know that AFS has a partnership with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit organization that provides benefits and service...
Friday, October 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internet Is Available at 2014 Annual Meeting »
All of our presenters at the 2014 Annual Meeting will have access to the internet. Wireless internet is available througho...
Friday, October 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most Annual Meeting Options Are Still Open, but Not for Long »
Our Annual Meeting registrants have received notice of a flurry of deadlines in recent weeks, but now that the deadlines t...
Monday, September 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Need to Explain what Folklorists Do? There's a Flyer for That »
Prompted by recommendations from the AFS media and public relations committee and member comments, AFS has created an info...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Day Falls During AFS Annual Meeting Week »
If you intend to come early to Santa Fe for our annual meeting, please look into early or absentee voting in your state --...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dance and Concert Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance »
Tickets for events at the 2014 Annual Meeting must be purchased in advance in order to ensure that the events will take...
Friday, July 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The AFS Board Backs Mentoring at Annual Meeting »
Mentoring and being mentored are important aspects of any career, whether those relationships are formal or informal, shor...
Monday, June 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites »
Open Folklore ( ), the AFS-Indiana University portal to open-access folklore scholarship, is preser...
Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting News Will be Available in June »
The 2014 local planning and review committees are very busy these days making arrangements and decisions for our upcoming...
Friday, April 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Members Have Two Ways to Access JSTOR »
Individuals who have limited or no opportunity to use a research library can gain direct access to JSTOR journal archives...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Evening and Weekend Submissions »
Year after year, hundreds of proposals for the annual meeting are submitted in the last two days before the deadline f...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus Keywords for Your Proposal Will Make Your Work More Accessible »
All 2014 Annual Meeting proposal forms ask for keywords approved by the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus that describe the...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 27 is the Deadline for New Memberships for Those Who Want to Submit a Proposal »
Submitting a 2014 Annual Meeting proposal requires meeting registration. Student and low-income members of AFS enjoy consi...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discussion is Everything in Annual Meeting Forums »
One of the strengths of the AFS Annual Meeting is the creativity of session organizers, who sometimes find ways to present...
Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Help AFS (and Yourself) by Updating Your Online Member Profile »
Keeping up-to-date contact information in your member profile is one of the easiest ways you can help to stretch your memb...
Friday, January 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Chicago Folklore Prize Committee is Now Receiving Submissions from Publishers »
Since 1904, the Chicago Folklore Prize has named the year’s best book-length work in folklore scholarship. The Prize, th...
Friday, December 13, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Predatory Publishers Often Target Conference Presenters »
Some publishers use conference programs, like the AFS Annual Meeting program, to generate distribution lists to solicit su...
Monday, November 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's Not Too Late to Get Your 2013 AFS T-Shirt »
The remaining stock of 2012 and 2013 Annual Meeting t-shirts can be purchased in our online store at
Monday, October 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-Net Commons Archives Teaching Projects and Primary Sources »
From H-Net: One of the most important components of our mission is to assist teachers in the humanities and social sc...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate Students Can Still Sign Up for Breakfast with Fellows, Grad Lounge »
The Graduate Student Lounge will be open from Thursday through Saturday for graduate students to come sit, relax, snack...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Annual Meeting is Also a Time to Remember »
The AFS offers two ways to pay tribute at the annual meeting to our colleagues who have died since the last gathering. T...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Offers Aid for Professional Development and Shares the Results »
For more than four years AFS has supported consultancies for public folk arts organizations and agencies, and profess...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
September 10 is the Deadline for Applying for Annual Meeting Mentor »
AFS is still accepting applications from currently enrolled students who want to participate in a mentorship/shadowing pro...
Monday, August 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Being a Folklorist is "in the [US] National Interest" »
Folklorist and radio producer Rachel Hopkin of Las Vegas recently wrote on her website ( ): "In the...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Course Syllabus Can Support the Society and the Field »
If you are preparing readings for courses, please be aware that there are two easy ways that you can help the Society and...

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