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News from SEM is the Society for Ethnomusicology’s online news magazine, with sections for Society programs and activities; general work in ethnomusicology and related fields; and announcements pertaining to conferences, publications, fellowships, and educational opportunities. For job announcements, see our Career Center.

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SEM News
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
May 2019 SEM Student of the Month - Robbie Campbell »
Robbie Campbell SOAS, University of London Concentration of Study:  Chopi Timbila Xylophone Music in Mozambiqu...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethnomusicology Student of the Month - Blair Black »
Blair Black University of California, Los Angeles Concentration of Study:  Identity and representational polit...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM Encomium for Prof JH Nketia »
SEM President Gregory Barz has sent an encomium to be delivered at the State Funeral of Emeritus Professor Joseph Han...
Thursday, March 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM Receives Grant from NEA in Support of Careers in Public and Applied Ethnomusicology »
  The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Nat...
Saturday, March 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 2019 - Ethnomusicology Student of the Month - Otto Stuparitz »
Otto Stuparitz University of California, Los Angeles   Concentration of Study:  Networks of Produ...

General News
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Haiwai‘i Arts Alliance Honors Barbara Smith »
  The Haiwai‘i Arts Alliance feted Barbara Barnard Smith, a former professor of ethnomusicology at the University...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freemuse Releases State of Artistic Freedom 2019 Report »
  The Copenhagen-based organization Freemuse has released a new annual report: The State of Artistic Freedom 201...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Session Notes from Songs of Our Native Daughters »
Session Notes from Songs of Our Native Daughters On recording the new Smithsonian Folkways album with producers Rhiann...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Rise of Female Batá Drummers »
The Rise of Female Batá Drummers: Gender, Sexuality, and Taboo in a Cuban Ritual Tradition By Vicky Jassey...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prof JH Nketia Dies at 97 »
G hana’s astute scholar and ethnomusicologist, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hansen Kwabena Nketia, has died. Continue r...

Conferences
Tuesday, April 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 2019 Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: Musical Intersections »
2019 Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: Musical Intersections Deadline for proposals: 1 August 20...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: The Art of Cecil Taylor »
Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019 Conference dates: October 24 - 26, 2019 Conference website:  https...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MACSEM Conference Announcements and Program »
38 th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology   April 6-7, 2019...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: A' Chànain Cheòlmhòr [The Musical Language]: Language Revitalization through Music »
Call for Proposals A’ Chànain Cheòlmhor [The Musical Language]: Language Revitalization through Music...
Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Early American Music and the Construction of Race: an Interdisciplinary Workshop »
Early American Music and the Construction of Race: an Interdisciplinary Workshop Co-organized by Glenda Goodman (Univ...

Publications
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers Journal Special Issue: Music for Activism, Subversion, and Resistance Perfect Beat »
Call for Papers Journal Special Issue: Music for Activism, Subversion, and Resistance Perfect Beat: Th...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers Jazz and Culture Journal »
The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press invites scholar...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers: Dance around the World Textbook »
Dance around the World Textbook: Call for papers Human Kinetics Publishing has commissioned Lynn E. Frederiksen and Sh...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers for NEMO-Online issue No. 8 (November 2019) »
Research centres and groups CERMAA, ICONEA and IReMus are delighted to inform you that the main theme for number eight of...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: African music and/as SciFi »
CFP: African Science Fiction Technology is transforming environments and people all over the world. How do African writ...

Fellowships
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program – 2019 Fellowship Competition »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS P...
Thursday, January 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Applicants: 2018 AFC Awards & Fellowships »
AFC is calling for applicants for its 2018 fellowships and awards.  Pending approval of the 2018 Federal Budget, ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ithaca College - Diversity Scholars Fellowship »
The School of Music at Ithaca College announces its Diversity Scholars Fellowship Program search for 2018-19. Hosting two...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Columbia University: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship »
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointm...
Friday, August 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACLS Fellowship and Grant Programs »
  ACLS is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fel...

Educational Opportunities
Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for applications: Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019 »
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019   At the Music Lab, we study the basic scie...
Thursday, January 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshop—Summer 2018 »
My People Tell Stories, LLC  is offering an intensive week-long  professional development workshop  designe...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers: 2018 BAAL Routledge Workshop »
  Date: 18 th - 19 th January 2018     Venue: Glasgow University  ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Workshop October 4-6, 2017 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia »
Day one will consist of music writing workshops and workshops on writing about music. In addition to a song-writing and a...
Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Berlin Summer University of the Arts »
Berlin Summer University of the Arts will offer a Workshop about "Berlin Techno – Between Myth and Reality" For more i...

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