American Folklore Society Publisher Description

The American Folklore Society is an association of people who create and communicate knowledge about folklore. Founded in 1888, the Society:

  • Publishes the quarterly Journal of American Folklore, the preeminent folklore journal in the world, and the bimonthly AFSNews
  • Produces an annual meeting each October that brings together more than 500 folklorists to exchange work and ideas, and to create and strengthen friendships and working relationships
  • Maintains the AFSNet web site as a means for communication among Society members and between folklorists and the world at large
  • Supports the work of more than thirty interest-group sections
  • Awards prizes and other forms of recognition and support for outstanding work
  • Maintains active partnerships with other societies in the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Humanities Alliance
  • Takes a leading role in national and international folklore projects
Journals in JSTOR from American Folklore Society
1 Journal in JSTOR Date Range
The Journal of American Folklore 1888 - 2017