Folklorists can be key, not only for communities where their cultures are at risk of disappearing, but also in preparing communities to receive newcomers. This workshop digs into the ways you can be involved in addressing the impact of climate change. It was led by Maida Owens (Louisiana Folklife Program and the Bayou Culture Collaborative) on February 22, 2022.
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.
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
A familiarity with several key words and phrases will help you understand the landscape of public policy around your issue and communicate effectively about the issue with legislators. Key Legislative Terms Source: National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Appropriations Bill A
In 2020, folklorist Tim Tangherlini and his collaborators published an article on how narrative frameworks could help people distinguish between conspiracy theories and real conspiracies. Within months, his research was being written about and talked about by the BBC, Ars Technica, Axios,
A compilation of COVID-19 related projects and research by folklorists, cultural organizations, and traditional artists.
An online exhibition profiling ancestors of color who have contributed to folklore scholarship through research and documentation by, about, and for the uplift of historically and persistently marginalized communities.
Case studies and best practice reports created by recipients of the Consultancy and Professional Development grants project to share the lessons learned during their funded work. These reports cover a wide variety of issues and challenges in folk and traditional arts work.
A guide to promoting and sustaining folklore work in the United States, including tips specific to nonprofit organizations, higher education, independent folklorists, and community scholars.