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Resources for Folklorists

In Resources, AFS provides a portal to useful materials to keep folklorists connected.

 

AFS Review: A round up of news, conferences, professional opportunities, interviews, recent releases, and other timely and relevant happenings in the field. 

Community CalendarUpcoming events in the field of folklore studies.

Career CenterJob openings and potential candidates. 

The Folklore WikiAn open-access, collective information sharing resource. Current sections include: About Folklore,About Folklore StudiesOrganizations and Institutions,Consultants and ContactsPublications and Communications, and Resources for Folklorists

Where to Study FolkloreFolklore departments, programs, and centers that offer coursework leading to PhD or MA degrees or BA-level majors or minors.

Open Forums: Community-wide discussion boards.

Open Folklore: A web portal that provides access to online, open-access resources for folklore studies, including core journals of the field, open-access journals, digitized books, conference proceedings and papers, educational materials, and gray literature, including a collection of AFS publications like annual programs.

Teaching Resource Bank: Syllabi and lesson plans for teaching folklore. 

AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus:A searchable reference tool to locate the vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, and related fields. 

Folklore Advocacy Toolkit: A guide to promoting and sustaining folklore work in the United States, including tips specific to nonprofit organizations, higher education, independent folklorists, and community scholars.

Reports from the Professional Development Project: Case studies and best practice reports created by recipients of the Consultancy and Professional Development grants project to share the lessons learned during their funded work. These reports cover a wide variety of issues and challenges in folk and traditional arts work.

Notable Folklorists of Color: An online exhibition that highlights 25 scholars of color who expanded research in folkloristics and laid a foundation for folkloristic scholarship by people of color in communities of color. 

COVID-19 Resources: A compilation of COVID-19 related projects and research by folklorists, cultural organizations, and traditional artists. 

Webinars: Upcoming and previously recorded webinars. 


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