On Wednesday, March 25, Kathleen Mundell and other witnesses testified before Congress on the effects of COVID-19 on arts and humanities organizations. You can watch the recorded testimonies on the House appropriations website.
Dr. Solimar Otero will deliver the Alan Dundes Lecture, “Archives of Conjure: Healing Materialities and Race” on April 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The event is sponsored by the Berkeley Folklore Archives and the Latinx Research Center at University of California
Following an extensive national search, the Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State Colleges voted unanimously to approve the contract of Dr. Michael Evans from an impressive pool of candidates to serve as the 34th President of Peru State College. Evans earned
The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University invites applications for a one-year position (with possibility of renewal) beginning in Fall of 2021. They seek creative scholars who integrate ethnography and theoretical analysis, and who deepen our dialogue with other disciplines and debates.
By Simon Bronner — I am saddened to report the passing on March 23, 2021, of Dr. Shirley Arora, Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. She was born June 3, 1930 in
With your help, we can make the AFS annual meeting more accessible than ever. Now that the virtual component makes it possible to take part without travel expenditures, a relatively small contribution may fully fund the participation of a student, international, early
The Institute of European Ethnology and Cultural Studies of Marburg Universityis now accepting papers for their conference, “Waterworlding: Reflecting on Multiple Waters,” which will take place virtually June 17–19, 2021. Long treated as a matter of course, in recent years water has
Resilience Through Writing: A Bibliographic Guide to Indigenous-Authored Publications in the Pacific Northwest before 1960 is an anthropological monograph that documents the earliest writing and publishing projects of Indigenous people in Northwestern North America. Even as many Indigenous men and women worked as
The Network on Culture is very pleased to publish Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2021) of Matrix: A Journal for Matricultural Studies. The issue is now live online, here: https://www.networkonculture.ca/activities/matrix/issues/vol2_iss1. This issue has a special focus on matricultural societies of East Asia, including oral lore
The American Folklore Society deplores acts of racist violence and harassment directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. We have signed the statement condemning anti-Asian violence issued by the American Council of Learned Societies as well as the statement of the
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