Folklore opens new vistas for understanding what counts as normal. Studies of disability by folklorists are especially provocative for their critiques of ableism, challenging concepts of cultural competence. This March 25, 2022 webinar, sponsored by the AFS Fellows, features Nora Groce, Phyllis May-Machunda, and Anand Prahlad, who are joined by scholars from both folklore and disability studies in a roundtable discussion following the presentations.
An independent library and archive, physically based in the South West of the UK, with a website managed by dedicated volunteers, which aims to preserve and digitize an ever-growing repository of research material in the field of folklore for future generations of researchers.
Building on the virtual forum on race at the AFS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, this webinar turns to Latinidades and features four folklorists who will engage is in a discussion about folklorists studying both their own and other cultures.
In this short video, folklorist Norma Elia Cantú explains why she is a folklorist. “I believe in the human spirit, and I believe the work we do nurtures that spirit.” Norma explains why it’s so important to proclaim the name folklorist in
The Society received a two-year grant from the Teagle Foundation as part of its “Big Questions and the Disciplines” initiative. The Foundation received over 60 pre-applications, invited 15 applicants to submit full proposals, and funded five organizations nationwide. This initiative provides grants to support
AFS managed four two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a scholarly edition of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, a groundbreaking collection of folk music, song, drama, dance, narrative, and children’s folklore documented in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Collecting Memories: Oral Histories of American Folklorists is a joint project of the American Folklore Society, including its Archives and Libraries and History and Folklore sections, and Utah State University’s Special Collections and Archives. The project is an effort to preserve and disseminate the voices
Search a collection of sample syllabi and other materials for teaching folklore in Open Folklore.
A searchable reference tool to locate the vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, and related fields.
A web portal that provides access to online, open-access resources for folklore studies, including core journals of the field, open-access journals, digitized books, conference proceedings and papers, educational materials, and gray literature, including a collection of AFS publications like annual programs.