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.
If you haven't yet submitted your views in the AFS member survey, AFS asks you to weigh in now. Tell us something about who you are, where and how you work, your current needs and your hopes for the future.
Registration is now open for the 2023 Folklife in the South gathering. Submission for proposals are open through February 15, 2023.
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the Sue Samuelson Award for best student paper on food and foodways. Papers should be based on original fieldwork or research and utilize current folkloric approaches to analysis and interpretation. All entries must be received by March 1.
Claiborne Rice (Associate Professor of English at Louisiana State University) received the 2022 Folklore and Science Senior Prize.
Jerrilyn McGregory (professor in folklore in the Department of English, Florida State University) received the Chicago Folklore Prize, honoring the best book of folklore scholarship of the year, for One Grand Noise: Boxing Day in the Anglicized Caribbean World (2022).
AFS members were elected to office starting in 2023. View the 2022 AFS election results.
The deadline for the Gerald L. Davis Project Pathway Grant has been extended to February 15, 2023. The Project Pathway provides funding for projects that participate in community scholarship in action, and that keep communities connected, whole, and active.