The ACLA statement stands up in support of ex-President Okker, the New College community, and faculty and students at institutions of higher education around the country who are experiencing political interventions.
News about the American Folklore Society
Following the general membership’s approval of a proposal to authorize the Executive Board to elect a new Board member each year, the Board is presently at work discussing current, pressing needs, as well as the process for how to best manage the process of adding Board-elected members going forward.
The AFS Fellows invites nominations for AFS Fellows from any member of AFS.The nomination period for the 2023 election of new Fellows is open from now until 11:59 pm on March 15th.
Ebony L Bailey's article, “(Re)Making the Folk: Black Representation and the Folk in Early American Folklore Studies" is featured by University of Illinois Press' celebration of Black History Month by sharing their favorite Black history publications.
Winners and accolades recipients of the 2022 Aesop Prize were announced at the AFS Annual Meeting.
Daisy Ahlstone (Ph.D. Student, Ohio State University) and Nichola Miller shared the 2022 Folklore and Science Junior Prize.
The five AFS Bylaws amendments proposed by the Executive Board in 2022 have been approved by AFS members, reaching the 66% approval threshold required by the AFS Bylaws. Proposals 1-5 will go into immediate effect.
The Winter issue (v. 136, no. 539) of the JAF: A Global Quarterly will be available online and will arrive in mailboxes soon. This issue exemplifies the editorial team’s efforts to publish diverse formats and to enhance dialog within the journal.
Stephen Lochetto received 2022 the W.W. Newell Prize for best essay by students or emerging scholars on a topic in children's folklore.
Lei Ting (PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo) received the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.