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Faces from the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting Featured in New AFS Nameplate

Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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The December/January AFS nameplate now features a selection of portraits from the most recent annual meeting in Miami.


Ann Ferrell, editor-in-chief of the Journal of American Folklore, and Brent Bjorkman, both of Western Kentucky University, meet current and prospective students at a reception at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami, October 19-22, 2016. Photo by Eleanor Hasken. 


Folklorist Lydia Cabrera. Photo from the Lydia Cabrera Papers, Courtesy of the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Cabrera was honored at the meeting in a session and exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum, in collaboration with the HistoryMiami Museum and the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries. For more information about this special event, see

Ruth Olson in costume for the Croning Ceremony, sponsored by the AFS Women's Section, at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami, October 21, 2016. Photo by Peggy Bulger.

Artist and 2016 Florida Folk Heritage Award recipient Serge Toussaint poses in front of his mural in Miami’s Little Haiti, 2013. Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami Museum.

Serge Toussaint was honored with the other award winners at the Florida Folk Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Hyatt on Wednesday, October 19, and contributed to the preconference Miami Neighborhoods tour.

  Ulrich Marzolph, president of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, gives the closing plenary lecture at the 2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting in Miami, October 22, 2016. Photo by Eleanor Hasken.

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