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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 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklore Departments Featured in New AAAS Humanities Departmental Survey »
In 2008, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) initiated the first in what was envisioned as a periodic series...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preorder Boxed Lunches for Annual Meeting »
Boxed lunches will be available for participants at the AFS Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, but only by preorder. Every yea...
Sunday, August 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Linda Dégh, 1920-2014 »
Distinguished Indiana University folklorist and AFS Fellow Linda Dégh passed away on August 19, 2014. The following...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 NEA National Heritage Award Winners Celebrated in Free Concert »
Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano,...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIEF Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Jubilee Symposium »
SIEF's fiftieth birthday will be celebrated with a special Jubilee Symposium and an Extraordinary General Assembly in Am...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
New Mexico Tours in Danger of Cancellation »
More people must register for the 2014 Annual Meeting preconference tours by September 15 in order to cover the cost of...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memorial University Will Offer an English Cultural Landscape Field School in Spring 2015 »
The 15th offering of Memorial University’s English Cultural Landscape field school programme will take place during the s...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Annual Meeting Preregistration Ends August 31 »
August 31 is the last chance to preregister for the AFS 2014 Annual Meeting . After that, registration rates will rise si...
Monday, August 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sept. 15 Last Day to Register for Santa Fe Tours »
You can register now for three pre-conference tours -- tour the High Road, New Mexico Fiber Arts, or a Pueblo Indian Potte...
Monday, August 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memorial Service for Judy McCulloh Announced »
Illinois's News-Gazette has announced that a memorial service for folklorist Judy McCulloh will take place at Smith Musi...
Friday, August 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Nominating Committee Announces 2014 Slate of Candidates »
The AFS Nominating Committee (Sally Van de Water, chair; Laura Marcus Green, Selina Morales, and Pravina Shukla) has just...
Monday, July 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dorothy Howard Folklore and Education Prize Nominations Due in September »
Dorothy Howard (1902-1996) grew up in the Progressive Era, receiving a teaching degree from the North Texas Normal Colleg...
Monday, July 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFT Announces Partnership with Freelancers Union to Offer Benefit Options for Adjuncts »
The American Federation of Teachers announced a new partnership with Freelancers Union to offer adjuncts – even those who...
Monday, July 14, 2014   (3 Comments - view/add)
Judy McCulloh, 1935-2014 »
Folklorist Judy McCulloh passed away on July 13, 2014, in Urbana, Illinois. A driving force for excellence and leadershi...
Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Accepting Applications for Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants »
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants...
Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
GRAMMY Foundation Grants for 2015 »
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
William “Bro” Adams Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities »
The United States Senate voted on July 9th to confirm William D. "Bro” Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowmen...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bob Gates Receives Kentucky Governor's Award in the Arts »
The Kentucky Arts Council has announced that Bob Gates, founder of the Kentucky Folklife Program, is the recipient of the...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Prize Deadlines Approaching »
The deadlines for two AFS prizes are approaching. Please make your prize application or nomination plans now. For more inf...
Thursday, July 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorist Trevor J. Blank Featured in Library of Congress's "Insights" Interview Series »
The Library of Congress's Julia Fernandez recently interviewed folklorist Trevor J. Blank of the State University of New Y...
Thursday, July 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revised Program for 2014 Annual Meeting Posted »
You can find a link to the revised program at the top of the 2014 Annual Meeting page.
Friday, June 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus Now Available As Linked Data »
This post appeared in the American Folklife Center's Folklife Today blog on June 26, 2014, and was written by AFC Folk...
Thursday, June 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Craig Miller Receives Salt Lake City Mayor's Award »
Folklorist Craig Miller has received the 2014 Salt Lake City Mayor's Award for Service to the Arts in recognition of his t...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
NEA Announces 2014 National Heritage Fellowship Recipients »
The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships an...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tickets Available for Tours, Workshops and Concerts in Santa Fe »
Tour the High Road, Santo Domingo Pueblo pottery, and New Mexican fiber arts; hack a museum; explore Santa Fe to inspire y...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Deadline Approaching for 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Nominations »
The deadline for nomination of NEA National Heritage Fellowships is July 17, 2014. To view the guidelines for nomin...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mentorship Program Open to Students at 2014 Annual Meeting »
Shadowing Program AFS is now accepting applications from currently enrolled students interested in participating in t...
Monday, June 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Folklife Center Acquires the Papers of Folk Arts Pioneer Bess Lomax Hawes »
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced its acquisition of a collection of manuscripts, imag...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Follow the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Social Media »
Festival Social Media Coordinator K.C. Commander recently updated the Festival blog with a post detailing the social med...
Thursday, June 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volume 3, Issue 1 of Foodways Section's Journal "Digest" Now Available »
FROM THE EDITORS—Change is a theme that runs through the contributions to this issue of Digest . Articles focus on inters...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
NY Times Features Op-Ed by Tim Evans: "The Ghosts in the Machine" »
Following the recent attack on a young woman in Wisconsin that made national headlines, The New York Times featured an o...
Monday, June 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust Announce Next Executive Director »
Brian Rogers, an accomplished painter, arts and culture consultant and the former deputy director of the Pennsylvania Coun...
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Storytelling by Tribal People of the Himalayas Videoconference »
Acoustic Traditional is an independent non-profit organization, led by young tribal people, working towards the promotion...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Conference Rate Available at Three Santa Fe Hotels »
AFS has secured a conference rate at three area hotels, including one that offers a discount comparable to our customary...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preliminary Program for 2014 AFS Annual Meeting Posted »
The preliminary program may now be downloaded from the AFS website—see the 2014 Annual Meeting page at http://www.afsnet....

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