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AFS Review

The AFS Review rounds up events, professional opportunities, and news in the field of Folklore, and supports comments. A bi-weekly email digest of recent AFS Review postings is emailed to the roughly 900 AFS members who opt in, including those who join in the free, web-only membership category.

Listservs

H-Folk: A listserv on H-Net, H-Folk supports international conversation on research, teaching, policy, and historiography in the fields of folklore and ethnology. To join, go to http://www.h-net.org/~folk/

Publore: a listserv for the public folklore community. The Publore listserv was begun in November of 1996 by Claude Stephenson of New Mexico Arts, who still hosts the group. The platform offers a way to communicate with colleagues about issues of concern to public folklore, requests for information or assistance, job postings, announcements of events, exhibits and publications. To join, go to http://list.unm.edu/archives/publore.html for a link to join or leave the list, as well as past Publore postings grouped by week.

AFS Archives and Libraries Section: a listserv open to all to discuss issues and spread word of events; to join, contact the Section convener; the current convener and more information about this section may be found on the AFS Archives and Libraries Section page.

AFS Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section listserv: To be added to the listserv, contact the section convener or visit http://lists.wku.edu/mailman/listinfo/afslatino. The current convener and more information about this section can be found on the AFS Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section page.

AFS Women's Section listserv: afswomen@list.indiana.eduTo be added to the listserv, contact the section convener.  The current convener and more information about this section maybe found on the AFS Women's Section page.

Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF) listserv: to join, send an email to awsf@lists.usu.edu. For more information, see the AWSF website at http://awsf.wordpress.com/

Ballad-L: a listserv for any ballad/folksong scholar or enthusiast; to subscribe visit list@list.indiana.edu and put "subscribe ballad-l" in the subject line of the prepared email message.

Folkwriters-L: a listserv for section members and other interested parties to keep up to date about the activities of the section, to work together to plan AFS events, and to share information, recommendations, and resources. To join, see http://listserve.gmu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=folkwriters-l&O=A

Mediterranean Studies Listserv: a listserv sponsored by the AFS Mediterranean Section; to join, email the current conveners, whose information may be found on the AFS Mediterranean Section page.

 

Reddit

r/Folklorestudies: https://www.reddit.com/r/Folklorestudies/

 

Active AFS Open Forums

AFS Open Forums provide space for open-ended discussion; signed-in AFS members and web-only members may contribute to existing topics; anyone may read, and anyone may start new forums by submitting them to AmericanFolkloreSociety@gmail.com. 


AFS Groups

The AFS website offers tools for discussion groups that are available only to discussion group members, and are used primarily by AFS Sections. To join AFS Section groups, visit http://www.afsnet.org/?JoinSections.

 

Facebook/Google/Yahoo groups or pages

AFS Archives and Libraries Sectionhttps://www.facebook.com/AFSarchivesandlibraries/

AFS Children's Folklore Section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537025426561841/

AFS Dance and Movement Analysis Section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/302348803124833

AFS Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section: https://www.facebook.com/AFSfolkbelief/

AFS Folklore and Creative Writing Section: https://www.facebook.com/afscreativewriting/

AFS Folklore and Literature Section, closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287070238138910/

AFS Folklore and Museums Section: https://www.facebook.com/folkloreandmuseums/

AFS Folk Narrative Section: for members of the Folk Narrative Section, and individuals with an academic interest in the study of narrative folklore: http://www.facebook.com/groups/afs.folk.narrative/

AFS Foodways Section, closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1236195923088164/

AFS Graduate Student Section, open Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afsgrads/

AFS History and Folklore Section, open Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1550062601904433/

AFS LGBTQA Section of the American Folklore Society, closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365985110498266/

AFS Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishCulturalStudies/Yahoo group that anyone may join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jfe/join

AFS Latino and Chicano Sections: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AFS-Latino-and-Chicano-Sections/118786871562119?ref=ts&fref=ts 

AFS Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section, open Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afs.medievalandearlymodern/

AFS Mediterranean Studies Section, closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421713648046627/

AFS Music and Song Section, open Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afs.music.song/

AFS New Directions in Folklore Section: https://www.facebook.com/New-Directions-in-Folklore-116662955028108  

AFS Nordic-Baltic Folklore Section, open Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/401191829977743/

AFS Politics, Folklore and Social Justice Section: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Folklore-Society-Politics-Folklore-and-Social-Justice-Section/497021950347458

AFS Transnational Asia/Pacific Section, Google Group:
https://groups.google.com/a/willamette.edu/forum/#!forum/asian-as-am-folklore

AFS Women's Section, closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261784077313010

Alabama Folklife: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003335992853&sk=wall

Alliance for California Traditional Arts: https://www.facebook.com/caltradarts/

American Folk Art Museum: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanFolkArtMuseum

American Folklife Center: http://www.facebook.com/americanfolklifecenter?ref=ts

American Folklore Society: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanFolkloreSociety

Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts: https://www.facebook.com/arfolklife/

Arkansas Folklife Program: http://www.facebook.com/Arkfolk
 
 

Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University Bloomington: http://www.facebook.com/IUFolklore

Florida Folklife Program: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Folklife-Program/269125086486927

Folk Arts in Southern Nevada: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Folk-Arts-in-Southern-Nevada/174180542650101

Folklore and Folklife Studies at Penn State University: http://www.facebook.com/PSUfolk

Folklore Society of Utah: http://www.facebook.com/utahfolklore

Folklore Studies Association of Canadahttp://www.facebook.com/pages/FSAC-ACEF/198293313549327

Heritage Crafts Association, an advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts: http://www.facebook.com/heritagecraftsassociation

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL), open Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/69799860299/

International Organization of Folk Art: https://www.facebook.com/iov.world/

International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, open Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ISCLR/

Keepers of Tradition: https://www.facebook.com/massfolkarts/; organization website: http://www.massfolkarts.org/

Kentucky Folklife Program: https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyFolklifeProgram/

Louisiana Folklore Society: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Folklore-Society/133209406713300

Maine Folklife Center: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Folklife-Center/151329448214951

Maryland Traditions: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryland-Traditions/128048226803

Mid-America Arts Alliance, organization website: https://www.maaa.org/

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Atlantic-Arts-Foundation/244708135234

Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Middle-Atlantic-Folklife-Association-MAFA/218278148201347

Missouri Folk Arts Program: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Folk-Arts-Program/380611024828?ref=ts

Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt

National Council for the Traditional Arts: http://www.facebook.com/NCTA1933

New York Folklore Society: https://www.facebook.com/New-York-Folklore-Society-76410462500/

North Carolina Folklife Institute: http://www.facebook.com/ncfolk

Oregon Folklife Network: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Folklife-Network/127570350633649

Philadelphia Folklore Project: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philadelphia-Folklore-Project/195221063871

Publore Annex, a Facebook group to complement the publore listserv: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1511202559129064/

Santa Fe International Folk Art Markethttps://www.facebook.com/folkartmarket/

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolklife/

Smithsonian Folklife Education Resources: https://www.facebook.com/SIFolklifeEducation?ref=br_tf

South Arts: http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Arts/159632124139792

Southern Folklife Collection: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Folklife-Collection/13912221650

Southern Foodways Alliance: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Foodways-Alliance/434342385540

Texas Folklife Festival: http://www.facebook.com/TexasFolklifeFestival

Traditional Arts Indiana: http://www.facebook.com/TradArtsIN

Vermont Folklife Center: http://www.facebook.com/vermontfolklifecenter

Western Folklife Center: http://www.facebook.com/westernfolklife


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