2022 Annual Meeting
The American Folklore Society gathered for its 134th annual meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 12-15, 2022. The theme of the meeting was Re-centering the Periphery.
We had an incredible annual meeting in Tulsa! We appreciate the immense collaborative effort that went into organizing, planning for, and dreaming of this meeting over the past five years. We express our deepest gratitude to the members of the Tulsa Local Committee for their vision and hard work, and we thank Local Committee Chair Sarah Milligan, Review Committee Chair Theresa Vaughan, and 2020 Local Committee Chair Terri Jordan for their leadership. Scroll down for highlights of the diverse and engaging program they helped AFS leadership plan and organize.
In 2022, we welcomed 10 new Fellows and 4 honorary International Fellows.
Explore the 2022 Annual Meeting program, meeting highlights, and the Annual Meeting Report below.
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View the 2022 Annual Meeting Program
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Annual Meeting Report
AFS staff is currently hard at work on the Annual Meeting Report, one section of the larger AFS Annual Report.
We will post it here and in the AFS News in early 2023.
Meeting HighlightsVirtual Access to 2022 Annual Meeting Programs
Programs Celebrating the Notable Folklorists of Color Exhibition
This year we celebrated the expansion of the Notable Folklorists of Color exhibition.
Voices from Greenwood and Perspectives on the Tulsa Race Massacre
Local partners provided essential education about the history of the Greenwood neighborhood.
Workshops and Tours
Read about the workshops and tours that were offered before and during the annual meeting in Tulsa.
Read on to learn more about Tulsa.
We Planned an Accessible In-Person Meeting
Thank you to all who joined us in Tulsa!
This year, in order to continue our initiatives to make the Annual Meeting as widely accessible as possible, we took proposals for virtual paper presentations from those who cannot travel. The Review Committee integrated accepted virtual proposals into a limited number of hybrid panels, whose recordings are available asynchronously to registrants until January 2023.
Key plenary content was livestreamed for a virtual audience, and recordings of those events are also available on the Annual Meeting Hub.
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2022 Annual Meeting Committee
Theresa Vaughan, Chair
Jason Baird Jackson
Local Arrangements Committee
Sarah Milligan, Chair
Jason Baird Jackson
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