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The History and Folklore section of the American Folklore Society is devoted to historical approaches to the study of folklore and the history of folklore studies. The section sponsors a print journal, The Folklore Historian (ISSN 1041-8644, GR1.F34), published annually since 1983. Section members meet annually at the American Folklore Society conference. The section also sponsors panels and forums at the annual meeting. The section is a co-sponsor with the Fellows of the American Folklore Society of the Francis Lee Utley Memorial Lecture at the meeting.

The Richard Reuss Prize for Students of Folklore and History awards $100 to a student for a  paper on a subject dealing with the history of folklore studies and not submitted for publication. The Wayland D. Hand Prize is given for the best book combining historical and folkloristic methods and materials. The winner of the Prize will receive $100.


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