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2018 Annual Meeting: News and Announcements
October 26, 2018 
 The AFS Committee on Contingent Workforce Concerns wants to hear about your experiences as a contingent...
 
October 14, 2018   
 The AFS staff is away from the office for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo through October 24. During this time...
 
October 14, 2018 
2018 Conference App Now Available »
Our service provider has delivered the 2018 conference app, providing access to all meeting information...

October 13, 2018

Conference Rate Available for Shuttle from Buffalo Airport or Train Station »
Buffalo Airport Shuttle is offering a discount for attendees of the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting to travel from the airport or...
 
October 12, 2018
AFS Office Closed for 2018 Annual Meeting »
The AFS staff is away from the office for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo through October 24. During this time, staff...

October 11, 2018
Mediterranean Studies at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Joan L. Saverino (co- convener, Mediterranean Studies Section) –– Below is a list I compiled of presentations...
 
October 11, 2018
Independent Folklorists' Section Guide to the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Josh Chrysler (co-convener, Independent Folklorists Section) –– Below you will find a guide to the 2018 AFS Meetin...
 
October 10, 2018
October 2018 Letter to Members from AFS President Dorothy Noyes »
By Dorothy Noyes (President, American Folklore Society) ––– Dear colleagues, I'm looking forward to seeing ever...

October 10, 2018

The 2018 AFS Annual Meeting Program May Be Accessed in a Variety of Formats »
In summary, here are all your alternatives for accessing the 2018 meeting program: Pick up a print prog...
 
October 10, 2018
Try the New 2018 AFS Annual Meeting Online Program »
We are beta-testing a new digital program which can be accessed using a web-browser on any device, including desktop o...
 
October 10, 2018
A Museum-Minded Guide to the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Carrie Hertz and Michael Knoll ( co-conveners, Folklore and Museums Section) –– A number of sessions and happen...
 
October 9, 2018
Nordic-Baltic Folklore at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Amber Rose (co-convener, Nordic-Baltic Section) —  Welcome to Buffalo and your Nordic-Baltic guide to the 2...
 
October 9, 2018
Folklore and Historic Preservation Policy at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Gregory Hansen –– Greetings, A number of us are on the working group that is connecting HP with public fo...
 
October 9, 2018
Foodways at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Lacey Cornell (co-convener, Foodways Section) –– Here is a not-so-short guide to the numerous foodways presentat...
 
October 8, 2018
New Directions in Folklore at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Andrew Peck and John Price (conveners, New Directions in Folklore Section) –– For the benefit of any interested...
 
October 8, 2018
Public Programs at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Selina Morales and Thomas Richardson (conveners, Public Programs Section) ­­–– The following is a suggested guid...

October 4, 2018
AFS Develops Guidelines for Making Your Presentations More Accessible »
The American Folklore Society strives to make the annual meeting accessible to all.  This year in Buffalo—where...
 
October 4, 2018
The 2018 AFS Annual Meeting Offers Professional Development Opportunities »
You'll find a number of opportunities to build your professional skills at the 2018 Annual Meeting, whether you're just...
  
October 4, 2018
Buffalo Annual Meeting Rich in Local Sponsors, Artists and Scholars »
Local partners for the 2018 Annual Meeting have produced and co-sponsored the wealth of sessions and events listed here. T...
 
October 4, 2018
AFS Provides Support for Annual Meeting Events and Attendees »
This year, AFS is sponsoring a number of special sessions and events at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo: The &nb...
 
October 3, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Ellen McHale (New York Folklore Society) »
Ellen McHale is the Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society, a position that she has held since 1999. She serv...
 
October 2, 2018
MLA Table at the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting Exhibit Room »
The Modern Language Association of America's  MLA International Bibliography  will once again staff a table in t...
 
October 2, 2018
Helpful Information for AFS Annual Meeting First-Time Attendees »
By Dorothy Noyes (AFS President) and Jessica A. Turner (AFS Executive Director) ––   First and foremost...
 
October 1, 2018
By Simon J. Bronner (Convener, Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section) –– The American Folklore Society annual...
 
October 1, 2018
By Simon J. Bronner (Convener, History and Folklore Section) –– Commencing soon is the annual meeting...
 
October 1, 2018
By Chrissy Widmayer (Convener, Women’s Section) –– The Women’s Section has identified the following AFS...
 
October 1, 2018  
By Charles La Shure and Wenyuan (Winifred) Shao (Conveners, Transnational Asia/Pacific Section)  –– There will...
 
October 1, 2018   
 Maia Daniel (Convener, Folk Narrative Section) –– Please make sure to attend the Folk Narrative Section Business...
 
September 27, 2018   
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein (Chair of the AFS International Issues Committee) — On behalf of the AFS Committee on...
 
 September 19, 2018  
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, October 17...
 
September 13, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Elinor Levy (Arts Mid-Hudson) »
Elinor Levy joined Arts Mid-Hudson in September 2016 as the Folk Arts Program manager. A native of Oakland, California, sh...

September 11, 2018   
You can download a pdf of the full program book, including abstracts and indexes. The book will be distributed
 
September 7, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Christine Zinni (The College at Brockport, Explore & More Children's Museum) »
Christine Zinni, PhD. is on the Local Planning Committee for the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting in Buffalo. She is a member of th...
 
September 6, 2018
You Can Contribute to the Memorial Board and Table at Annual Meeting »
Our Annual Meeting provides a time and place to remember deceased colleagues. The Memorial Board and Table, inspired by th...
 
September 6, 2018 
So many advance tickets were purchased for the Annual Meeting’s Saturday night party that we can guarantee a...
 
August 23, 2018
Presenters Can Find Useful Information on the 2018 Annual Meeting Page »
Are you presenting at this year’s Annual Meeting in Buffalo? If so, check out the 2018 Annual Meeting page and scroll...
 
August 20, 2018
The Joseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper Prize will be presented each year to an undergraduate or...
 
August 6, 2018
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...
 
August 6, 2018
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...
 
August 3, 2018
September 15 Deadline for Don Yoder and William A. Wilson Paper Prize Submissions » 
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for two student...
 
August 1, 2018
“Experiments in Exhibition” Workshop Opens Registration for Hands-on Workshop in Buffalo » 
Registration closes August 31 for the fourth “Experiments in Exhibition” Workshop, organized in collaboration with...
 
August 1, 2018
Reminder: September 1 Deadline for AFS Botkin Prize Nominations for Achievement in Public Folklore » 
Each year, the Public Programs Section of the American Folklore Society joins with the AFS Executive Board to...
 
July 27, 2018
Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section Invites Student Paper Submissions for Raphael Patai Prize » 
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for its endowed...
 
July 20, 2018
Register for Preconference Tours before August 31 » 
Book your seat now on one of two preconference tours organized by the 2018 Local Planning Committee; seats are...
 
July 20, 2018
Don't Wait to Get Annual Meeting Dinner Dance Tickets; Advance Purchase Required » 
The Saturday night AFS dinner dance is coming back with a bang, featuring fine food and smokin’ sounds by two...
 
July 18, 2018
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...
 
July 12, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Elizabeth Tucker (Binghamton University and Mountainview College) »
Elizabeth Tucker is Distinguished Service Professor of English at Binghamton University and the Collegiate Professor at Mo...
 
July 3, 2018
Reminder: Archie Green Award Applications Due July 16 » 
Named for folklorist and activist Archie Green, the AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of...
 
July 3, 2018
September 1 Deadline for AFS Botkin Prize Nominations for Achievement in Public Folklore » 
Each year, the Public Programs Section of the American Folklore Society joins with the AFS Executive Board to...
 
June 29, 2018
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...
 
June 15, 2018
2018 AFS Annual Meeting Essential Information » 
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society will take place in Buffalo, New York on October 17–20...
 
June 15, 2018
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...
 
June 14, 2018
AFS Women's Section Invites Submissions for 2018 Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize » 
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting...
 
June 11, 2018
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...
 
June 4, 2018
Volunteer Now to Be a Mentor at 2018 AFS Annual Meeting » 
Dear Folklore Professionals, Our students, recent graduates, and new professionals need you! Your knowledge of...
 
June 4, 2018
Apply Now to Meet a Mentor at 2018 AFS Annual Meeting » 
Calling All Students, Recent Graduates, and New Professionals! Whose research and writings have you been...
 
June 4, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Hannah Davis (New York Folklore Society) »
Hannah Davis is the Upstate New York Regional Representative for Folk Arts at the New York Folklore Society. She holds a B...
 
May 25, 2018
AFS Women's Section Section Invites Applications for 2018 Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend » 
The AFS Women’s Section invites applications for travel stipends for one or more students attending the 2018 AFS...
 
May 11, 2018
AFS Public Programs Section Offers Archie Green Student Travel Awards » 
Named for folklorist and activist Archie Green, the AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of...
 
May 11, 2018
AFS Folklore and Education Section Offers Robinson-Roeder-Ward Prize » 
The AFS Folklore and Education section is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Robinson-Roeder...
 
May 11, 2018
AFS Folklore and Education Section Offers Dorothy Howard Prize » 
Dorothy Howard (1902–1996) grew up in the Progressive Era, receiving a teaching degree from the North Texas...
 
May 2, 2018
AFS Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations » 
The 2018 AFS Nominating Committee (Olivia Cadaval, Diane E. Goldstein, Rachel González-Martin; and Steve...
 
March 28, 2018
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...
 
March 23, 2018
AFS History and Folklore Section Offers Wayland D. Hand Prize » 
The History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) invites submissions for its biennial...
 
March 23, 2018
AFS Folklore and Education Section Offers Robinson-Roeder-Ward Prize » 
The Folklore and Education Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) is pleased to announce that it will again...
 
March 23, 2018
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...
 
March 22, 2018
CFA: Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship » 
The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Saboohi I. Khan...
 
March 14, 2018
Diamond Presentations Offer Diverse Advantages to Presenters and Audiences » 
The AFS Annual Meeting began to accept proposals for diamond presentations in 2010, when this innovative...
 
March 8, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Karen Canning (GLOW Traditions) »
Folklorist Karen Canning (black flowered shirt) with tradition bearers Adriana Alatriste and daughter Emily, Marta Aguilar...
 
February 26, 2018
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...
 
February 26, 2018
Featured Folklorist: Edward Yong Jun Millar (Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University) »
As Curator of Folk Arts, Ed Millar most recently curated Appealing Words at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara Univers...
 
February 13, 2018
AFS Celebrates Folklorists' Achievements » 
The American Folklore Society celebrates the awards, honors, books, significant grants, and other achievements of...
 
February 8, 2018
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. The...
 
February 8, 2018
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats » 
Participants in the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society consistently express enthusiasm for innovative...
 
February 2, 2018
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 significantly...
 
February 2, 2018
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...
 
February 1, 2018
AFS Accepting Proposals for 2018 Annual Meeting »
You have until March 31 to submit your proposal to present at our 129th annual meeting October 17-20, 2018 at the...
 
February 1, 2018
CFP: 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society »
No Illusions, No Exclusions • October 17-20, 2018 • Buffalo Niagara County Convention Center • Buffalo, New York,...
 
January 11, 2018
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...
 
November 15, 2017
“No Illusions, No Exclusions”—Buffalo Beckons for the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting »
“No Illusions, No Exclusions,” the theme for the 2018 AFS Annual Meeting, October 17–20, 2018, is inspired by its...

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