Charlotte Wilson Heth received the 2022 AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award.
Bill Ivey received the Judith McCulloh Award for Lifetime Service to the Field for extraordinary contributions in service that advance the visibility and success of the American Folklore Society or the field of folklore studies, making it possible for other folklorists to do their best work.
Simon Lichman (Director of the Centre for Creativity and Education in Cultural Heritage) received the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for lifetime achievement in public folklore.
Anand Prahlad received the Américo Paredes Prize for excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities one studies.
Join us in congratulating Meredith McGriff, AFS Director of Membership and Information Systems, who has accepted a position as Director of Technology and Communications for the Financial Women’s Association.
AFS President Marilyn White initiated and funded the inaugural award for the AFS Presidential Award for Meritorious Service and presented it to Iryna Voloshyna at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
This #GivingTuesday, your donation supports scholarships for membership and meeting registration by those students or early career professionals who reach out to AFS to seek assistance.
In response to a request for more time for public discussion of the proposed amendments before voting begins, the first ballot members receive is limited to the candidates for office, and voting on the bylaws amendments will take place on a separate ballot. Voting on the bylaws will run from December 15 to January 31.
This year, AFS members will vote for AFS President, three seats on the Executive Board, one seat on the Nominating Committee, and five proposed changes to the AFS Bylaws.
The American Folklore Society proposes five amendments to the AFS Bylaws for your consideration. Together, these proposed amendments aim to make AFS more inclusive, adaptable, agile, and sustainable for the long term.