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.
As of December 19, AFS staff are working reduced hours, and the AFS office is closed for winter break from December 23 - January 5. We appreciate your support for AFS staff to spend time with their families during the holiday season.
Registration opens for the 2023 Folklife in the South Gathering on Tuesday, January 17.
Voting opens today on the proposed bylaws amendments, and continues through January 31. Current members will soon receive an email with a link to the secure election system.