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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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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...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a Chance Encounter Launched a Revival of Irish American Music »
  Folklife - March 15, 2018 - Mick Moloney In 1973, I came to the United States to study folklore at the U...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York Times Quotes Ethnomusicologists »
  On January 25, 2018, The New York Times published an article by Alex Marshall titled “ Can You Tell a Lulla...
Thursday, January 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Proposals: Handschin-Prize 2018 »
Since 2007 the Swiss Society of Musicological Research ( Schweizerische Musikforschende Gesellschaft /  Société Su...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Papers: 2017 Charlotte Frisbie Student Paper Prize Competition »
The Indigenous Music Section invites submissions for the 2017 competition for the Charlotte Frisbie Student Paper Prize. T...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Articles by Daniel Sheehy in Folklife Magazine »
  Two articles by Daniel Sheehy recently appeared in Folklife , the digital magazine of the Smithsonian Center f...
Thursday, August 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Assistance: National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Education »
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation is currently conducting a national study of public engagement in the humanitie...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruby Chao Yeh Award for Student Travel to SEM 2017 Annual Meeting »
Ruby  Chao   Yeh  Award for Student Travel to 2017 SEM Meeting   The Association for Chine...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
University of Michigan Alumni Gift Largest Ever for U-M Gamelan and Indonesian Studies »
University of Michigan Alumni Gift Largest Ever for U-M Gamelan and Indonesian Studies The University of Michigan Al...
Monday, April 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITMA Awarded Marie Curie Fellowship 2017 »
LITMUS Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and Dr Lynnsey Weissenberger to lead ground-breaking traditional music...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACMR Prizes »
The Association for Chinese Music Research (ACMR)  invites   submissions  and nominations for the following...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Music & Art Exhibit: The Odyssey of These Days World Premiere in Eugene »
The Odyssey of These Days a multimedia exhibit of art & music that delves into grief and hope. D...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repatriation of Oglala Lakota Recordings »
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu Participates in Repatriation Ceremony of Oglala Lakota Cultural...
Friday, September 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Rob Schultz Junior Scholar Award Winner »
The editors of the Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM) journal are pleased to announce that the winner of the 20...

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