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SEM Southern California and Hawai'i Chapter Call for Proposals

Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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The Southern California and Hawai`i Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology welcomes proposals for our 2018 meeting, to take place at Pomona College in Claremont on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25. We welcome proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, workshops, and demonstrations. Submissions are due to http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SocietyforEthnomusic/39ce2fe85c/0e26e7ccad/87557dffee no later than December 15.  Students who wish to be considered for the Ki Mantle Hood Prize should follow the instructions for submission at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SocietyforEthnomusic/39ce2fe85c/0e26e7ccad/fa56995f36.

Given the reach of our chapter, participants in Hawai`i will be permitted to present remotely. Teleconferencing should only be done from a remote conference location (i.e., in a smart classroom in Hawai`i) rather than from personal computers or from the field.

Individual Paper:

Papers will be given twenty minutes, with ten minutes allotted for questions and discussion afterwards. Paper abstracts (250 word

maximum) should demonstrate a clear focus or statement of the problem, a coherent argument, knowledge of previous research, and a statement of the implications for ethnomusicology.

Organized Panel:

An organized panel session is 1.5 or 2 hours long. A 1.5-hour panel consists of three papers. A 2-hour panel consists of either four papers or three papers plus a discussant. Each presentation (a paper or a discussant’s formal response) is 20 minutes long, followed by

10 minutes of questions and general discussion. The Program Committee reserves the right to suggest the addition of a panelist when an independently submitted abstract appears to fit a panel. (Those interested in a more flexible format with more participants may want to consider proposing a roundtable.) A proposal for an organized panel should be submitted by the panel organizer. Include the panel abstract (describing the rationale for the panel as a whole) and abstracts for the individual papers.


Proposals for workshops and demonstrations of either 20-minute or 50-minute duration will also be considered. Include in your 250-word abstract estimated set-up time, and any pertinent logistical considerations, spatial or otherwise.

Student Concerns Panel:

Students are invited to submit paper proposals for the inaugural Student Concerns Panel.  This is intended as a forum for students and professionals to address challenges and issues affecting graduate students.  Rather than focusing on research, papers/presentation proposals for this panel should address issues such as funding, family life, fieldwork experiences, scholarly training, ethical challenges, or career plans and choices.

More information about SEMSCHC can be found at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SocietyforEthnomusic/39ce2fe85c/0e26e7ccad/75a793874f


President (2017-2019)
Mary Talusan
Asian Pacific Studies
CSU Dominguez-Hills
Email: mtalusan@gmail.com

Vice-President (2017-2019)
Liz Przybylski
Department of Music
University of California, Riverside
Email: liz.przybylski@ucr.edu

Secretary-Treasurer (2016-2018)
Jessie Vallejo
Music Department
Cal Poly Pomona
Email: jmvallejo@cpp.edu

Program Chair (2018)
Sarah Hankins
Department of Music
University of California, San Diego
Email: sarah.e.hankins@gmail.com

Local Arrangements Chair (2018)
Gibb Schreffler, Ph.D.
Pomona College
Department of Music
Email: gibb.schreffler@pomona.edu

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