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2020 Annual Meeting: News and Announcements


May 6, 2020
AFS Rebooks Tulsa Annual Meeting for 2022 but Continues to Plan for a Smaller Fall Meeting »
Like you, we at AFS are still faced with more questions than answers about how to plan for the coming year, but one thing...
April 10, 2020 
COVID-19 Update: AFS Continues to Plan Meeting and Beyond »
Dear Colleagues, You are part of a remarkably resilient and adaptive community, and I am grateful every...
 March 27, 2020
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 deadl...
March 21, 2020
AFS 2020 Annual Meeting COVID-19 Update »
The COVID-19 epidemic has created far-reaching uncertainty and concern, making it almost impossible for anyone to make def...
March 9, 2020
Submissions for 2020 Aesop Prize for Children's Books Based on Folklore Due August 15 »
The Aesop Prize and Accolades recognize exceptional books, for children or young adults, that are based on folklore. The f...
March 9, 2020 
Children's Folklore Section Accepting Submissions for W. W. Newell Paper Prize until September 15 »
The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) annually offers the W. W. Newell Prize, which inclu...
March 9, 2020 
Submissions Due August 15 for Iona and Peter Opie Prize for Best Book on Children's Folklore »
The Iona and Peter Opie Prize from the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) is awarded every...
March 9, 2020 
Submissions Invited for Barbro Klein Prize for Student Work on Nordic and Baltic Folklore »
The Barbro Klein Prize in Nordic and Baltic Folklore is awarded to a student for an outstanding conference paper, article-...
March 9, 2020   
Submissions Invited for Wayland D. Hand Book Prize for History and Folklore »
The History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) invites submissions for its biennial Wayland D. Ha...
March 6, 2020 
Apply by April 15 for AFS Stipends for International Participants »
AFS offers a limited number of travel stipends on a competitive basis for folklorists and other cultural specialists from...
March 6, 2020 
Apply by April 15 for Gerald L. Davis Travel Grant for AFS Annual Meeting »
AFS provides a limited number of Gerald L. Davis Fund Travel Grants of up to $500 each year to persons of color who wa..
March 5, 2020
You Should Start Your Meeting Proposal Now Even If You Can't Finish It »
This is generally good advice, but especially for those who may have trouble joining, signing in, or for those who intend...
February 13, 2020
AFS Members Save Substantially on Annual Meeting Registration »
Don't wait until the last minute to join or renew your membership! Members receive a significantly discounted registration...
February 12, 2020 
AFS Folklore and Science Section Extends Paper Prize Deadline »
A paper prize with travel support to present at the AFS Annual Meeting in 2020 is being offered by the Folklore & Scie...
January 31, 2020
Planning an Annual Meeting Session? Allow Extra Time to Submit the Proposal »
All preorganized session participants—in both forums and paper sessions—must 1) register for the Annual Meeting an...
January 31, 2020
AFS Welcomes Proposals for Alternative Presentation Formats »
Annual meeting participants consistently voice enthusiasm for innovative meeting presentations in meeting feedback, expres...
March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFS Collects Resources Related to COVID-19 Pandemic »
As a response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the American Folklore Society has started a list of resources relating to COVID...
January 31, 2020
2020 AFS Meeting Registration and Proposal Submission Now Open »
Registration and proposal submission are now open for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society . Propos...
January 30, 2020
CFP: 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society »
Recentering the Periphery --  The American Folklore Society will reconvene October 14-17, 2020, in Tulsa...
January 29, 2020
Rolling Stone Says Tulsa May Be the Next Austin »
Rolling Stone describes Tulsa as a booming city for live music and the history of music alike. Jack White reme...
January 29, 2020
Keep an Eye on Our Round-Up of Tulsa News and Attractions »
We're collecting clippings about Tulsa, Oklahoma, the location of the 2020 American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, at...
January 24, 2020
Deadline for Sue Samuelson Foodways Essay Contest is February 1 »
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society is accepting submissions for the Sue Samuelson Award for best studen...

November 22, 2019
Tulsa in National Spotlight »
Tulsa caught national attention again, for making PETA's list of top ten vegan-friendly cities, and for providing a model...

November 14, 2019
NYT Provides Readings on Tulsa Race Massacre »
The 2020 AFS Annual Meeting in Tulsa will take place just one year before the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre....

November 21, 2019
Plan Ahead for 2020 AFS Annual Meeting on "Recentering the Periphery" »
Recentering the Periphery will be the theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14-17, 2020. The...

September 7, 2017
AFS Selects Tulsa for 2020 Annual Meeting Destination » 
The AFS staff has successfully completed negotiations with the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to serve as ourannual meeting site October 13-17,...

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