About the Journal

TFH: The Journal of History and Folklore is an online journal devoted to connections of folklore with history and to the history of folklore studies. TFH’s purview includes oral history, narrative, museology, local and regional history, and historiography. We accept research articles, bibliographic studies, historiography, and translations, among a range of other types of pieces that can elucidate the intersections of history and folklore studies. 

TFH continues the print journal The Folklore Historian. Back issues of The Folklore Historian from its founding in 1983 to 2008 are available online at the HathiTrust Digital Library. Back issues from 2009-2018 will be made available online in the near future.



The History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the Wayland D. Hand Prize given to an author of an outstanding book in English that combines historical and folkloristic content and perspectives. The annual Prize comprises two categories: (1) single or co-authored book and (2) edited volume(s).  A work submitted for consideration would have been published between June 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Submissions can be from authors, editors, or publishers. Submit three copies or a single PDF file of the ebook for judges on or before July 1, 2024 to: Simon J. Bronner, Dean, College of General Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1500 North University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188, bronners@uwm.edu.

The prize honors Wayland D. Hand (1907-1986) who as president of the American Folklore Society (AFS) and in his teaching and scholarship championed the integration of historical and folkloristic research. The winner of the Wayland D. Hand Prize in each category will receive 200 USD and an accolade from the AFS. The prize-winning book will be publicized at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in November and receive notice in the pages of TFH: The Journal of History and Folklore, the annual publication of the History and Folklore Section of the AFS. Here is a list of previous winners of the Prize.

For more information, contact Dean Simon J. Bronner at bronners@uwm.edu.

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Vols. 39 & 40 (2022–2023)
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