Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla brings the artists of the Brazilian Northeast in their new book Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian.
The New York Times recently featured Jo Farb Hernández's work documenting and helping to preserve endangered art environments in Spain.
The AFS Cultural Diversity Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Gerald L. Davis Project Pathway Award. The Project Pathway provides funding for projects that participate in community scholarship in action, and that keep communities connected, whole, and active.
On March 16 at 6:00 p.m. (CST), Todd Lawrence, Maria Lewis, and Lamont Pearley will host a livestream event offered by the AFS African American Section, the African American Folklorist, and Jack Dappa Blues featuring Notable Folklorists of Color creators and curators, Phyllis May-Machunda, Sojin Kim, and Olivia Cadaval.
Joelle E. Jackson (Indiana University Bloomington) receives the 2022 William A. Wilson prize.
AFS and the Webpage Image Subcommittee invite members to submit images for the AFS website.
In 2016, Vermont 2nd grade teacher and crafter Jen Ellis decided to gift a pair of her homemade wool mittens to Senator Bernie Sanders on a whim. Ellis makes her mittens using recycled wool sweaters, and the pair sent to Sanders were,
Indiana Humanities names folklorist Jon Kay a “Humanities Hero,” a designation that highlights the work of public facing humanities scholars in Indiana.
Descendant, which screened at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, is available today on Netflix.
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) shares a recently published report, Communities of Change: Traditional Arts as Enduring Social Practice in California’s Bay Area, commissioned by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and written by Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, and Lily Kharrazi, longtime