The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society has named Zahra Abedinezhadmehrabadi, Naomi Barnes, Ojaswini Hooda, Emilia Nielson, Rachel González-Martin, Noriko Tsunoda Reider, and Rachelle H. Saltzman as winners of the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prizes for 2020 and 2021.
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 15: Executive Board (2022-2024): Karen (Queen Nur) Abdul-Malik, National Association of Black Storytellers; Clemmons Family Farm Tim Frandy, Western Kentucky University Meltem Türköz, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Karen (Queen
The American Folklore Society's Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section has awarded Cade Williams, an A.B. candidate in Anthropology and Folklore and Mythology at Harvard College, the 2021 William A. Wilson prize for the best undergraduate student paper in Religious folklife and folk belief.
Varick Chittenden and Teresa Hollingsworth were named as the 2021 recipients of the AFS Benjamin A. Botkin prize for significant lifetime achievement in public folklore at the Annual Meeting in October. This prize, awarded each year by the AFS Executive Board and
These last months of the year are customarily a time for reflection. This is certainly true at AFS, as we work to close out the 2021 annual meeting, and shift to preparing for next year. In that spirit, we’ve compared notes, and offer these preliminary observations about our experiments of the past year.
“Re-Centering the Periphery” calls us to focus on the intersections of what is marginalized and centralized both in our field and in the larger public debates about national identities in 2022.
Submit your ballot by December 15 for Executive Board and Nominating Committee. Voting began on Thursday, November 11, and this year, it ends December 15, 2021, so you can expect to learn the results before the new year. For this election cycle,
It’s AFS Election Season! Submit Your Ballot by December 15 for Executive Board and Nominating Committee Voting begins on Thursday, November 11, and this year, it ends December 15, 2021, so you can expect to learn the results before the new year.
The AFS Fellows are presenting an online salon on Friday, December 3, 12:00–1:30 pm EST for anyone interested in joining in dialogue concerning the issues raised in the 2021 AFS Fellows Utley Panel, "Heritage, Tourism, Community: A Conversation with Owe Ronström."
Join us for a virtual Candidates’ Forum on November 11, 2021, 1:00 PM EST, to hear the candidates for AFS Executive Board and Nominating Committee speak to current concerns in conversation with the current Nominating Committee. Register to attend the live session,