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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.

News from SEM is updated on an ongoing basis. Subscriptions through an RSS feed are available in the top right of this page.

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, 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, 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...
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...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condolences on the Passing of Bob Judd, Executive Director of AMS »
To the Officers, the Directors-at-Large, and Secretary of the Council of the American Musicological Society: It was w...
Friday, August 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Music and Memory at La Bohemia, by León F. García Corona »
  Music and Memory at La Bohemia : Every Week, Songs Transform an Auto Body Shop to the Imagined Mexico...
Friday, July 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship Competition 2020-21 »
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career,...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yiddish Wedding Hop: The Archives of Song Collector Ruth Rubin »
  Yiddish Wedding Hop: The Archives of Song Collector Ruth Rubin By Eléonore Biezunski and Lorin Sklamberg...
Friday, June 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feed the “Birds of 400 Voices”: Cultivating Mexican Music Traditions in California »
  Feed the “Birds of 400 Voices”: Cultivating Mexican Music Traditions in California By Daniel Shee...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
This Land Is Whose Land? Indian Country and the Shortcomings of Settler Protest »
  This Land Is Whose Land? Indian Country and the Shortcomings of Settler Protest By Mali Obomsawin F...
Friday, June 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
David L. Burrows (1930-2019) »
  By Robert L. Kendrick, with contributions from Jesse Rosenberg and Rena C. Mueller It is with...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEH Grant Announcement »
The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants...
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...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFP for nominations for Herndon Awards - due April 1, 2019 »
The Society for Ethnomusicology's Gender and Sexualities Task Force cordially invites  nominations  for two priz...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Best Paper Award by Musicologica Austriaca »
Best Paper Award 2019: Musicologica Austriaca – Journal for Austrian Music Studies   The Austrian...
Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Society for Aesthetics - Peter Kivy Prize »
The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the establi...
Sunday, November 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The World’s First LGBTQ Mariachi »
  The World’s First LGBTQ Mariachi By Daniel Sheehy Folklife , November 7, 2018 What soci...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
J.H. Kwabena Nketia Attends IASA Conference in Ghana »
    J.H. Kwabena Nketia Attends IASA Conference in Ghana By Judith Gray, SEM 1 st Vice President...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IU Launches New Ethnomusicology Advocacy Toolkit »
  The Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Launches New Ethnomusicology Advocacy Toolki...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Generation of Shape-Note Singers in Philadelphia »
  A New Generation of Shape-Note Singers in Philadelphia By Rachel Hall Folklife , October 5, 2018 Am...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ARSC Preservation Grants Program 2019 »
ARSC PRESERVATION GRANTS PROGRAM  Deadline for receipt of applications: December 17, 2018 The ARSC Program for...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Humanities Alliance Launches Humanities for All Website »
  To highlight the public impact of the humanities in higher education, the National Humanities Alliance recently...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 SEM Conference Travel Assistance Grants - Applied Ethnomusicology Section »
The SEM Applied Ethnomusicology Section Travel Assistance Fund, 2018 SEM Conference, Albuquerque, NM,...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beauty and Brutality: Music and Social Power in Chile, 1973 »
  Beauty and Brutality: Music and Social Power in Chile, 1973 By Daniel Sheehy Folklife , September 4, 20...
Monday, August 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ursula Hemetek Wins Wittgenstein Prize »
  The Society for Ethnomusicology congratulates Ursula Hemetek on her award of the 2018 Wittgenstein Prize! Profe...
Friday, August 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grammy Museum® Grant Program: 2019 Letter of Inquiry Online »
The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2019 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by the...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intergalactic Pachamama: Kichwa Cosmology vs. Western Astrophysics »
  Intergalactic Pachamama: Kichwa Cosmology vs. Western Astrophysics By Jessie M. Vallejo and Jorge G. F. Moren...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Proposals: The National Recording Preservation Foundation »
The National Recording Preservation Foundation Call for Proposals Open call for proposals for grants from the...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edwin Seroussi Awarded Israel Prize »
  SEM is pleased to announce that long-time Society member Edwin Seroussi, director of the Jewish Music Research...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What I’ve Learned from Playing the Egyptian Nay »
  Folklife - Nicholas Mangialardi - April 17, 2018 I can’t remember the first time I heard the nay f...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Submissions: 2018 Nketia Book Prize »
The African Music Section (AfMS) of The Society for Ethnomusicology invites submissions for the 2018 Kwabena Nketia Boo...

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