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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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Thursday, September 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series, Panel #4, Sept 10 »
2020 Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series, Panel #4, September 10: Ethnomusicology and the Dynamics of Cultural Interchange,...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sonic Reflections: Observations of the Changing Soundscapes of the COVID-19 Pandemic »
Sonic Reflections: Observations of the Changing Soundscapes of the COVID-19 Pandemic By Marinna Guzy Folklife , July...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Balinese Call to Prayer »
A Balinese Call to Prayer By Meghan Hynson August 3, 2020 I remember the first time I heard it in 2010. I had live...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North »
Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North By Jennie Tiderman-Österberg Folklife , September 2, 2020 “We we...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North »
Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North By Jennie Tiderman-Österberg Folklife , September 2, 2020 “We we...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Barbara B. Smith Webinar Panel #3, August 10: Creative Ethnomusicologists and Creative Teaching »
Barbara B. Smith Webinar Panel #3 , August 10: Creative Ethnomusicologists and Creative...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
ACLS 2020-21 Fellowship & Grant Competitions »
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that its 2020-21 competitions with fall deadlines...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement in Support of Philip Ewell from Yale Music Faculty »
Statement in Support of Philip Ewell Faculty of the Ph.D. Programs in Music Yale University   The Dep...
Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICTM Recommendations on Black Lives Matter and Decolonization »
  Dear colleagues, The Committee on Ethics of the ICTM Executive Board proposed on 25 June to the Board its r...
Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Society for Asian Music Position Statement (2020) »
We are all bearing witness to an unprecedented moment in human history. As a global pandemic sweeps across a planet in the...
Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement of UNT Faculty on Journal of Schenkerian Studies »
We, the undersigned faculty members of the University of North Texas Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicolog...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Choral Reckoning with the Imperfect History of the United States »
A Choral Reckoning with the Imperfect History of the United States By  Charlie Weber Folklife , July 20,...
Friday, May 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series »
    The 2020 Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series: A Legacy for Ethnomusicology On 10 June...
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Olatunji Akintunde Euba (1935-2020) »
  Olatunji Akin Euba, who has died at 84, was a foremost composer, performer, and scholar of African art music. He...
Friday, April 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freemuse Announces State of Artistic Freedom 2020 Report »
Freemuse’s annual report, State of Artistic Freedom 2020 , is an in-depth analysis of 711 acts of violati...
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...
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...

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