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. 

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.

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