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SEM 2016 Annual Meeting – Registration Now Open

Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 61st Annual Meeting on November 10-13, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., co-hosted by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and The George Washington University. For information about the meeting, online registration, and hotel accommodations, please visit the conference website at:


In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the American Folklife Center will hold a pre-conference symposium, Soundings: Public Sector Ethnomusicology in the 21st Century,” on November 9 at the Library of Congress.

In addition, SEM is partnering with the Music and Sound Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association to present a special forum, “The Anthropology of Sound,” on November 11 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

For preliminary information on the pre-conference symposium, the anthropology of sound forum, and a wide range of special events organized by the Local Arrangements Committee, see:


A preliminary program for the SEM 2016 Annual Meeting will be posted in early August.

SEM offers several types of travel support for its Annual Meeting:

Annual Meeting Travel Fund – International Awards
Information: http://www.ethnomusicology.org/?Prizes_AnMeetTrav
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Annual Meeting Travel Fund – North American Awards
Information: http://www.ethnomusicology.org/?Prizes_AnMeetTravNoA
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Diversity Action Program Annual Meeting Subvention Awards
Deadline: July 15, 2016

Please note that we will post Annual Meeting updates on the conference website on an ongoing basis. We hope that you will join us in Washington, D.C., and recommend that you make your travel arrangements soon!

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