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2019 Annual Meeting: News and Announcements
 
October 9, 2019
AFS President's Welcome to 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
Dear colleagues, We are thrilled to welcome you to our 131st Annual Meeting with a program that exemplifies our me...
 
October 7, 2019
Welcome to Baltimore: 2019 AFS Meeting Program Sponsored by Local Planning Commiteee »
Our 2019 AFS Local Planning Committee is excited to welcome you to Baltimore, the hidden jewel of the East Coast, city of...
 
October 4, 2019
Use the Insiders' Guide to Plan Your Baltimore Visit »
The Local Planning Committee has prepared an invaluable guide to food, drink and fun for visitors in Welcome to Baltimo...
 
September 30, 2019 
Welcome to Newcomers to AFS Annual Meeting »
First and foremost, welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting—one of the...
 
September 20, 2019
International Attendees: Welcome and Guide to the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Leah Lowthorp (International Issues Committee) –– On behalf of the AFS Committee on International Issues,...
 
September 9, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting Offers Opportunities for Students »
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society offers events specifically designed for students, as well as a range...
 


October 11, 2019
AFS LGBTQIA+ Section Guide for Annual Meeting, Baltimore Edition » 
The LGBTQIA+ Section likes to give a warm welcome to everyone that plans to attend the AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.The...


October 11, 2019
Beverly Stoeltje Recognized by AFS Panels, Indiana University News » 
Two AFS Meeting panels honor the work of Beverly Stoeltje, and Indiana University’s  News at IU  helps explain w...

October 11, 2019
Festival of Ideas, a Gathering to Facilitate Conversations at Annual Meeting » 
This year, American Folklore Society Meeting introduces a new event—The Festival of Ideas—created to invite conversations...
 
 October 11, 2019
AFS Public Programs Guide for 2019 Annual Meeting, Baltimore Edition » 
By Conveners of the AFS Public Programs Section-- The following sessions and events are sponsored by the AFS Publi...
 
October 11, 2019
AFS African Studies Section’s Guide to the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting » 
By Clover Afokpa, convener of the African Studies Section-- I have highlighted panels and papers that are relate...

October 11, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting: Working Group in Folklore and Historic Preservation Policy, Baltimore Edition » 
Join the Working Group in Folklore and Historic  Preservation Policy  for the following at the AFS Meeting:...

October 11, 2019
MLA Presence at the AFS Annual Meeting, Baltimore Edition » 
The Modern Language Association of America's MLA International Bibliography will be discussed in a panel at the AFS Annual...
 
October 10, 2019
A Museum-Minded Guide to the 2019 American Folklore Society Meeting »
By Michael Knoll and Riki Saltzman, Co-Conveners, Folklore and Museums Section Various offerings during the upcomi...

October 10, 2019
AFS Folklore and Science Section Invites Submissions to Paper Award »
A paper prize with travel support to present at the AFS Annual Meeting is being offered by the Folklore and Science Sect...
 
October 10, 2019
Learn about Legends & Lore, Enter Gift Card Drawing at Pomeroy Foundation’s AFS Annual Meeting Booth »
Attending the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore? The William G. Pomeroy Foundation , a priv...
 
October 9, 2019
AFS Office Closes for 2 Weeks for Annual Meeting »
Friday, October 11, is the last day that AFS staff can be reached in the office until the office re-opens on Monday, Octob...
 
October 9, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting: Foodways Section, Baltimore Edition » »
By  Katrina Wynn and Lacey Cornell, co- conveners of the AFS Foodways Section-- Here is a short guide to the...
 
October 5, 2019
New Section on African American Folklore Launched »
The AFS Executive Board has approved a new African American Folklore Section, and the section will meet for the first time...
 
October 4, 2019
Contingent Employment Brown Bag Will Dip into Survey Results »
Come take part in the AFS Committee on Contingent Workforce Concerns Brown Bag for a discussion of the results from the su...
 
October 4, 2019
2019 Meeting Program Available Online with New Improvements »
Does the program book weigh you down? Go digital with the 2019 Annual Meeting Online Program, which can be accessed us...
 
October 4, 2019
2019 Meeting Offers Professional Development Opportunities »
You'll find a number of ways to build your professional skills at the 2019 Annual Meeting, whether you're just starting ou...
 
October 3, 2019  
SCRI Invites AFS Annual Meeting Attendees to Forum »
Join the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative in a meeting to discuss disaster response plans for intangible cultural he...
 
October 3, 2019
AFS LGBTQIA+ Section Extends Deadline for Paper Award Submissions »
October 10  is the new deadline for the J oseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper that is sponsored by the...
 
October 3, 2019
Legends & Lore Marker Program Expands, Seeks Additional Partner Organizations »
The Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y., has...
 
October 3, 2019
AFS Offers Pronoun Stickers at 2019 Annual Meeting »
This year, on the recommendation of the Accessibility Committee, and following the lead of the LGBTQIA+ Section that provi...
 
October 3, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting: Creative Writing and Storytelling Section Guide, Baltimore Edition »
The Creative Writing and Storytelling Section looks forward to seeing you in Baltimore for AFS 2019! In keeping with this...
 
Thursday, October 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
 
October 1, 2019
Guide to Folklore and Education at 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
The Folklore and Education Section co-conveners, Jan Rosenberg and Rebecca Smith, are happy to share a list of folklore and...
 
September 28, 2019  
AFS Cultural Diversity Committee Celebrates Milestone at 2019 Annual Meeting »
Join AFS as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Cultural Diversity Committee.   As a standing...

September 27, 2019  
2019 AFS Meeting: New Directions in Folklore Section, Baltimore Edition »
By Andrew Peck, convener, Annamarie O'Brien, co-convener, and John E. Price, editor-- The New Directions in Fo...
 
September 23, 2019
Author Beware: Look Out for Predatory Publishers »
In light of our upcoming meeting, we're re-posting an old notice about predatory publishers: Some publishers use...
 
September 20, 2019
Featured Folklorist: Ashley Minner (University of Maryland Baltimore County) »
Ashley Minner will lead a preconference tour in Baltimore, A Walk through “the Reservation”—The Historic Lumbee Indian...
 
September 20, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting: Nordic-Baltic Section Guide, Baltimore Edition »
By Amber R. Cederström and the Co-Conveners of the Nordic-Baltic Section, Marcus Cederström, Tim Frandy and Mathilde Lind...

September 20, 2019
AFS LGBTQIA+ Section Accepting Submissions for Joseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper »
September 30 is the deadline for submissions for  the Joseph Goodwin Queer Folkloristics Student Paper Prize....

September 11, 2019
AFS Women’s Section Invites Entries for Elli Köngas-Maranda Prize »
October 1 is the deadline for submitting to the Elli Köngas-Maranda (EKM) Student Prize offered by the Women’s Section of...
 
September 6, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting Updates »
Here are some recent meeting developments: You can now access a pdf of the program book, ...
 
September 6, 2019
You Support AFS and Lower Meeting Costs when You Stay in the Conference Hotel »
Your stay in the conference hotel at the discounted AFS rate helps allay potentially significant fees to AFS and puts you...
 
September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
September 16 Conference Hotel Cut-Off Date Approaching, and AFS Block Hasn’t Reached Minimum »
If you haven’t booked your Baltimore hotel, please do so now! The conference rate ends September 16, and AFS may be liable...
 
September 6, 2019
Avoid the Traffic Jams; Baltimore Running Festival Course Runs around Conference Hotel »
Another reason to stay at the conference hotel: The Baltimore Running Festival (marathon/half-marathon/5K) will run the...

September 4, 2019
2019 Preconference Event Registration Extended »
Registration is extended until October 1 for the few places that remain on some of the preconference tours and workshops...
 
August 29, 2019 
AFS New Directions in Folklore Section Invites Submissions to Prize Competition »
September 15 is the deadline for submissions for the Bill Ellis Prize in which the winner will be announced at the section...
 
August 22, 2019  
Grants Awarded to Traditional Artists for Artisan Skill Training » 
Maryland Traditions has announced the names of the apprenticeship teams that will receive a total of $40,000 worth in...
 
August 22, 2019
Dorothy Howard Prize Deadline Approaching »
August 31 is the deadline for nominations for the prize that is offered by AFS Folklore and Education Section....
 
August 19, 2019
Deadline for AFS Benjamin A. Botkin Prize Is Approaching »
September 1 is the deadline for nominations for the AFS Benjamin A. Botkin Prize, which is awarded each year to recognize...

August 16, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting Preregistration Closes August 31 »
You can preregister online at a discounted rate until preregistration closes August 31. After that, you can...
 
August 16, 2019   
You Can Meet 2019 Meeting Featured Speakers on Baltimore Tours » 
Get to know Charm City by hearing one of Baltimore's best in the opening plenary address at the 2019 meeting, and meet...
 
August 16, 2019
Tour the "Ghosts of Gay Baltimore" at the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting » 
AFS member and 2019 annual meeting attendee Maxine Allison Vande Vaarst will offer "The Ghosts of Gay Baltimore,"...
 
August 14, 2019 
New Book Covers “Stories of Inequality and Resistance” in Baltimore, Site of AFS 2019 Meeting » 
A recent release reflects on Baltimore’s past, present and future, featuring contributions from 2019 Local Planning Committee...
 
August 8, 2019
Discount Available for Shuttle from Baltimore Airports to Conference Hotel » 
SuperShuttle is offering a 10% discount to attendees of the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting on one-way and round-trip tickets...
 
August 1, 2019  
Volunteer Now to Be a Mentor at 2019 AFS Annual Meeting » 
To all folklore professionals: students, recent graduates, and new professionals need you! Your knowledge of the field...
 
 August 1, 2019 
Apply Now to Meet a Mentor at 2019 AFS Annual Meeting » 
Calling all students, recent graduates, and new professionals! Whose research and writings have you been reading?...
 
August 1, 2019 
AFS Accessibility Plans Updated for 2019 and Beyond »
The AFS Guidelines for Accessible Presentations and AFS’s larger accessibility efforts continue to evolve, as ways to...
 
July 16, 2019
Don't Wait to Book Your Guest Room at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor! »
September 16 is the cut-off date for reserving guest rooms at the conference hotel at the AFS group rate, and the limited...
 
July 12, 2019 
Explore Baltimore: Register Now for Preconference Tours and Workshop »
Gain a richer understanding of our meeting place, some of its people, and their ways by participating in these unique events...
 
July 11, 2019
   
Photographer Shan Wallace, 2019 Annual Meeting Presenter, Featured in BMA
   This article features Shan Wallace, a Baltimore-based photographer who will present at the 2019 Annual...
 
June 24, 2019  
You must make your requests for changes to the 2019 Annual Meeting program by June 30; email us about any issues at americanfolkloresociety@gmail.com... 
 
June 20, 2019   
The staff here at AFS join with the rest of the nation in congratulating Linda Goss for being named a 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellow, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts...
 
June 13, 2019
Two large-scale events will take place in Baltimore during the AFS Annual Meeting that may affect your travel plans... 
 
June 13, 2019
Book your seat now on one of two preconference tours organized by the 2019 Local Planning Committee; seats are limited, and registration closes August 31...
 
June 13, 2019
Important new information is now available for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, which will be held October 16–19, 2019...
 
June 13, 2019
The American Folklore Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual meeting...
 
April 10, 2019  
The American Folklore Society warmly encourages the attendance of folklorists and other cultural specialists from outside the United States and Canada...
 
April 10, 2019   
In memory of folklorist Gerald L. Davis, AFS provides a limited number of grants of up to $500 each year to persons of color who want to participate...
 
March 28, 2019
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 March 31 deadline...
 
March 28, 2019
Is Your Email Server “Protecting You” from AFS Messages? »
If so, this could affect your proposal submission experience. Many people have already registered for the 2019...
 
March 27, 2019
Don't Miss Important AFS Communications »
Please make sure you are receiving all communications from AFS by adding our two official email addresses to your email...
 
March 6, 2019
You Should Start Your Meeting Proposal Now Even If You Can't Finish It »
This is generally good advice, but especially important for those of you who intend to be part of a preorganized session:...
 
February 20, 2019
You Should Reserve Your Guest Room Using the AFS Conference Link »
If you want to stay where the action is during the AFS Annual Meeting, use the reservation information we provide to book...  
 
February 11, 2019  
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society invites applications for the Raphael Patai Travel Grant of up to 300 USD for a student of Jewish folklore and ethnology to attend the 2019 Annual...
 
February 7, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting Registration and Proposal Submission Now Open »
Registration and proposal submission are now open for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society....
 
February 7, 2019
Don’t Wait; Start Your 2019 Annual Meeting Proposal Early »
The proposal process has an extra step for preorganized session proposals this year, so it is more important than ever to get a head start...
 
February 7, 2019
New This Year: An Important Change to Proposal Process for Preorganized Sessions at Annual Meeting »
For the first time, all preorganized session participants must submit their own proposal information for the 2019 Annual Meeting directly to AFS...
 
February 7, 2019
The Independent Folklorists’ Section and the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society announce the availability of a travel stipend of $750 to attend the 2019 AFS meeting in Baltimore, Maryland... 
 
February 7, 2019 
The Independent Folklorists’ Section of the American Folklore Society announces the availability of a travel stipend of $1000 to attend the 2019 AFS meeting in Baltimore, Maryland...
 
February 7, 2019   
To those who have spent time in Baltimore, it should come as no surprise that this exciting city is also popular for conferences and events! Baltimore Comic-Con overlaps with the AFS Annual Meeting; it will take place in the... 
 
February 5, 2019  
We invite your suggestions for "big idea" sessions for the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Which questions and concepts exercise us all as folklorists, regardless of our daily preoccupations...
 
January 31, 2019   
Based on past annual meeting feedback, AFS would like to explore the possibility of some scheduling innovations at the 2019 meeting in Baltimore. To that end, the annual meeting proposal forms will contain two new questions...
 
January 29, 2019
Annual meeting participants consistently express enthusiasm for innovative meeting presentations, and the desire to see more media and diamond sessions in particular.
 
January 28, 2019
You can’t stop the people of Baltimore, Maryland, from expressing the enduring traditions that define this City of Neighborhoods, where community-based efforts drive culture, spark change, and sustain... 
 
January 28, 2019
AFS policy on annual meeting registration refunds has changed: as of this year, no refund will be given to presenters who withdraw from the program...
 
December 20, 2018
"Community Driven" Theme for 2019 AFS Meeting in Baltimore »
The planning committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society announced in Buffalo that "Community Driven"...
 
May 31, 2017
AFS Selects Baltimore as 2019 Annual Meeting Site »
The AFS staff has successfully completed negotiations with the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to serve as...

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