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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
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sakata Collection Added to National Recording Register »
SEM congratulates Hiromi Lorraine Sakata on the addition of her Collection of Afghan Traditional Music (1966-67; 1971-73)...
Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM Statement on COVID-19 »
The Society for Ethnomusicology extends its deepest solidarity to a world wounded by COVID-19. As we know from our studies...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Interviews Uploaded to SEM YouTube Channel »
SEM is pleased to announce the posting of 15 new interviews to its YouTube channel: Conversations in Ethnomusicology and...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
February 2020 Ethnomusicology Student of the Month - Esther DeLozier »
Esther DeLozier University of California, Davis Concentration of Study:  Ethnomusicology Expected Gradua...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memorial Service for Bruno Nettl, May 10, 2020 »
Please note that the below service for Bruno will be rescheduled to a later date. SEM will post new information when it is...

General News
Thursday, January 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Legacy of Santa Claus and His Mariachi Family »
The Legacy of Santa Claus and His Mariachi Family By Daniel Sheehy Folklife , December 23, 2019 I...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BFE Early Career Prize - Call For Nominations »
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology invites nominations for the new BFE Early Career Prize , which will be awarded bien...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Music and the Cholera Epidemic in Ecuador »
The Cultural Toll of the Cholera Epidemic in Otavalo, Ecuador By Jessie M. Vallejo Folklife , November 25, 2019...
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IU Ethnomusicology Reception at SEM2019 »
Greetings friends and colleagues of Indiana ethnomusicology! As you begin to make your travel plans to Bloomington in a...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Board Members - International Society for Metal Music Studies »
Call for applications ISMMS BOARD ELECTIONS 2019: Secretary & two Ordinary Members ISMMS will be having e...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Creativity' and 'Innovation' in Central Asian Arts »
'Creativity' and 'Innovation' in Central Asian Arts will be taking place on March 12-13 at the Davis Center for Russ...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: American Folklore Society 2020 Annual Meeting - “Recentering the Periphery" »
On October 14, 2020, the American Folklore Society will reconvene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 45th largest city in the U.S., l...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Un/Sounding the Relational City (New York University, Feb. 28–29) »
Un/Sounding the Relational City New York University Graduate School of Arts & Science Spring 2020 Music Con...
Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Symposium Proposals - 2nd Dayton Funk Symposium »
CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS   Meeting Title: 2 nd Dayton Funk Symposium   Locati...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: 41st Annual Music of the Sea Symposium at Mystic Seaport Museum »
Mystic Seaport is pleased to announce that the 41 st annual Music of the Sea symposium will be held on June 12 and 13, 20...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers: Music & Eye-Tracking »
Music & Eye-Tracking – Frankfurt – 16 & 17 July 2020 Call for papers now open We are very pleased to...
Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Submissions: Journal of Korean and Asian Arts Vol. 1 »
- Subject Fields: Art Studies, Performance Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies - Deadline (extended) * Fu...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Submissions: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 23 »
Ethnomusicology Review  is now accepting submissions for Volume 23, scheduled for publication in Fall 2020. Star...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Journal of Music Research Online »
The Journal of Music Research Online (JRMO) is a freely accessible, peer-reviewed journal for the publication of scholarly...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Teaching Electronic Music (Routledge Modern Musicology in the College Classroom Series) »
Call for Chapter Submissions  Teaching Electronic Music (Routledge Modern Musicology in the College Classr...

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
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Funded Music PhD Studentships Cardiff University »
Cardiff University School of Music is pleased to announce  two  full-time doctoral studentships for entry in Oc...
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...

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