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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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Please send announcements to Stephanie Sturgis, SEM Program Specialist / Assistant Website Editor, at sem@indiana.edu.

To propose an article, please contact Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director / Website Editor, at semexec@indiana.edu.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Bruno Nettl, 1930-2020 »
  Bruno Nettl died this morning in Urbana, Illinois, where he lived and worked since 1964. Active in what became...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM Endorses the ICOM and ICOMOS Statement Opposing Deliberate Destruction of Heritage Sites »
The Society for Ethnomusicology ( SEM ), which while based in the United States of America, endorses without reservation...
Thursday, December 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
December 2019 Ethnomusicology Student of the Month - Shelley Zhang »
Shelley Zhang University of Pennsylvania Concentration of Study:  Ethnomusicology, contemporary China, Weste...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEM 2020 Chapter Meeting Information »
SEM recently updated our Regional Chapter webpage to include information on all of the 2020 chapter meetings.This page i...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
January 2020 Ethnomusicology Student of the Month - Petr Nuska »
Petr Nuska Durham University   Concentration of Study:  Film in ethnomusicology, Ethnograph...

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...

Conferences
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...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Meeting - Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology »
Deadline: January 15, 2020 The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the SEMSW is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Ann...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
23rd CHIME meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 3-7 September 2020 »
Call for papers: ‘Chinese Music and Memory’  23rd CHIME meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 3-7 September 2020&...
Monday, November 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Sound / Music / Decoloniality: A Research Colloquium »
Sound / Music / Decoloniality: A Research Colloquium Maynooth University Arts & Humanities Institute 24-25 Mar...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Twelfth International Doctoral Workshop in Ethnomusicology »
Call for Proposals   T WELFTH I NTERNATIONAL D OCTORAL W ORKSHOP IN E THNOMUSICOLOGY 16...

Publications
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...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Christian Music Traditions in the Americas »
The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music is inviting the submission of abstracts for essays to be included in an edi...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP: Jazz & Culture Journal »
The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press invites scholar...

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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