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Historical Ethnomusicology Section Student Paper Prize
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Purpose: The Historical Ethnomusicology Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to offer the Historical Ethnomusicology Section Student Paper Prize. This prize recognizes the most distinguished student paper presented at the annual SEM meeting that meets one or more of the following expectations:

(1) The paper employs the use of historical methodologies and theoretical perspectives.

(2) The paper is focused on a particular historical musical tradition.

(3) The paper is historiographic in approach and includes research based on primary sources.

The Historical Ethnomusicology Section Student Paper Prize comes with a cash award of $100.

Eligibility: Any student member of SEM and the Historical Ethnomusicology Section in good standing who presents a paper that deals with a historical subject in ethnomusicology at the SEM annual meeting. Students are defined as "a person pursuing an active course of studies in a degree program.” Eligible papers must be must be presented at the current year’s SEM conference. It is our section policy that students MAY submit papers to more than one prize outside of the Historical Ethnomusicology Section. Please consult other prizes for their specific guidelines and policies.

Administration: The Historical Ethnomusicology Section Prize Committee will be made up of three appointed members of the section including the section Chair. Each member of the prize committee will review, and as needed, assign outside specialists to review the entries. Students may not serve on this committee. Entries will be judged solely on the content of the papers, including the use of video and audio examples submitted. The committee will decide upon a winner by March 15 of each year and the winner will be announced at the following year’s section business meeting.

Regularity: Annually. The prize may be withheld by the decision of the committee.

Application Process and Deadline for Submission: To apply for the Historical Ethnomusicology Section prize, the prize candidate must send a copy of his or her paper, in PDF format to the Chair of the Historical Ethnomusicology Section (Jon McCollum - jmccollum2@washcoll.edu) and the members of Section Prize Committee, Michael Iyanaga (michaeliyanaga@gmail.com) and Ann Lucas (lucasan@bc.edu) before the submission deadline: 12:00 PM (eastern time) on the third day after the end of the annual SEM conference. Students should indicate both the day and time the paper was presented. The paper submitted must be the version read at the conference and may not exceed twelve double-spaced pages (roughly 4,000 words), not including citations and bibliography. Candidates who wish to submit audio or visual examples should send these to the above email address as well.

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