Karen Collins (African American Miniature Museum) received the 2022 John Wesley Work III award.
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).
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.
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.
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.