The deadline for making hotel reservations at the Hilton Harrisburg is September 28, 2021. If you intend to stay at the Hilton Harrisburg, please reserve a room in the conference block by using this link to the reservation system. This helps both
This year, AFS is looking for volunteers for each portion of our annual meeting. Volunteers who host three sessions (most are 90 minutes) or work 4 hours in Harrisburg will receive a full meeting registration refund or waiver.
Students who are registered for the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting may sign up for AFS Virtual Round Table: Tea Time with Fellows on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:00 am EDT.
Words create worlds. Words create alternatives to violence. Words predict and prepare the way for liberation. On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm EDT, come hear Harrisburg’s poets and creative writers, in “Creative Texts and Spoken Word Traditions from Harrisburg,” facilitated by
Register now for a live session with the Spiritual Messengers Warriors for God gospel ensemble as we join them September 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT in their rehearsal space for music and conversation with moderator Amy Skillman, sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.
If you hope to attend our in-person meeting in Harrisburg, stay tuned to this page for updates about our current planning in light of the evolving Covid situation. In short, we are prepared to meet as planned, with precautionary measures appropriate to the circumstances in October.
Join us for a screening and discussion of Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network’s production, “Magnificent Healing,” a reader’s theater exploration of immigrant and refugee women’s experiences with the U.S. healthcare system and their collisions with practitioners, August 12, 7:00 pm EDT.
AFS welcomes submissions from across the field for the Zora Neale Hurston prize before the deadline of August 15th. The prize is given to a graduate or undergraduate student for the best work in any medium—including but not limited to papers, films,
Each year, the Public Programs Section of the American Folklore Society joins with the AFS Executive Board to award the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize of $500 to an individual for significant lifetime achievement in public folklore. This prize is given in recognition
The AFS Committee on Cultural Diversity, Chicana/Chicano Section, and Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section, along with the AFS Executive Board, call for submissions for the Américo Paredes Prize, which recognizes excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities