Support students, early career professionals, and international memberships this Giving Tuesday.
This year, AFS members will vote for two seats on the Executive Board and one seat on the Nominating Committee, all for a three-year, 2024–2026 term.
The American Folklore Society is pleased to have received a major gift to endow the longstanding Benjamin A. Botkin Prize, which is presented annually to an individual (or sometimes two) for significant lifetime achievement in public folklore. The endowment, which was provided by Botkin’s daughter, Dorothy Rosenthal, of Amherst, MA, allows AFS to increase the prize amount while also securing the distribution of future awards.
In honor of the AFS Annual Meeting, “Counter Memes and Anti-Legends in Online Welfare Discourse” by Tom Mould will be freely available on the Scholarly Publishing Collective from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.
The Journal of American Folklore/JAF: A Global Quarterly is searching for a new editor or editorial team to transition into the term beginning in January 2025.
The 2023 Fall issue of the JAF: A Global Quarterly (v. 136, no. 542) will be available online and will arrive in mailboxes soon. This issue showcases diverse formats, dialogue, and engagement with critical contemporary social and professional issues, as well as with overlooked scholarship of the past.
The 2023 AFS Election cycle begins with a virtual Candidate's Forum on Thursday, October 12, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm (PT).
The American Council of Learned Societies, backed by dozens of its member Societies including AFS, has published a statement admonishing leaders at West Virginia University for large program cuts that will destroy broad access to knowledge across disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. The
Naomie Barnes (Memorial University of Newfoundland) was awarded the second prize for the Polly Stewart Travel Stipend.
Katie Bennett (Western Kentucky University) received first prize for the 2023 Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend.