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The Society for Ethnomusicology - 2008 Conference Call for Proposals
The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 53rd annual meeting, October 25-28, 2008, in Middletown, CT, hosted by Wesleyan University. The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 53rd annual meeting, October 25-28, 2008, in Middletown, CT, hosted by Wesleyan University. All conference events will take place on the campus of Wesleyan, home to one of the oldest ethnomusicology programs in the USA,
The annual Charles Seeger lecture will be delivered by Robert Garfias, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He is a former president of SEM, founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington and has served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts at UCI. In addition to decades of research in diverse areas such as Korea, Romania, Burma, Mexico, and Turkey, he has made numerous documentary films, recordings, and radio programs.
The conference theme for the 2008 meeting will be “Ethnomusicology Beyond Disciplines”. Topics will include the following:
Proposals on any other topics relevant to the field of ethnomusicology are also welcome.
Please note: Paper copies of the submission forms will not be included in the SEM Newsletter this year. Abstract proposals should be submitted using the online submission forms available at http://www.indiana.edu/~semhome/2008/index.shtml . Those without internet access who require a paper copy of the submission form may contact the SEM Business Office at 812-855-6672 or email@example.com to obtain a copy. The online and postmark deadline for submission of SEM proposals is March 15, 2008.
The Pre-Conference Symposium, to be held on October 24, will be devoted to the theme: Toward a 21st Century Ethnomusicology
The SEM 2008 Program Committee consists of Gregory Barz (Vanderbilt University), Fabian Holt (University of Roskilde), Terry Miller (Kent State University), Robin Moore (The University of Texas at Austin), Sarah Weiss (Yale University) with Jeffrey A. Summit (Tufts University) as chair. For further questions about the program for SEM 2008, please contact: Jeffrey A. Summit at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-627-3242.
Do not send proposals or abstracts to this address; please see the Call for Papers forms for the proper address.
The SEM Local Arrangements Committee consists of Jennifer Caputo (Wesleyan University), Eric Galm (Trinity College), Michael Veal (Yale University), Su Zheng (Wesleyan University), with Eric Charry (Wesleyan University) as chair. For questions about local arrangements, contact Eric Charry at email@example.com.
All proposals must include two components—the proposal form and an abstract. When submitting your proposal, first select the appropriate form. Note that two types of forms are used for submitting proposals:
Please note that poster (media) presentations are welcome and that presenters may set up their presentations on their own laptops in the poster presentation area at the conference.
PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE “ORGANIZED SESSIONS FORM”:
NOTE: This year, we are providing the option for Forum/Roundtables organizers to moderate an on-line discussion with Forum/Roundtable participants and interested SEM members leading up to their session at the conference. Details will follow after proposals are accepted.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts 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. Do not include the names of any participants in the body of the abstract. If submitting a hard copy abstract proposal by mail only, please format your abstract as follows: Abstracts should be typed, single spaced. Include your name and institutional affiliation (for session abstracts, the session organizer’s name) and the title of your paper (for session abstracts, the name of the session).
SUBMISSIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND DEADLINES:
If you do not have Internet access, you may contact the SEM Business office at 812-855-6672 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a paper copy of the form. Mail your form and abstract to the address listed below, postmarked by March 15, 2008.
Address for submissions:
*Postal mail: Indiana University Conferences
Deadline for submissions: All submissions must be submitted online or postmarked by the published deadline—March 15, 2008—or the abstract will not be reviewed.
Charles Seeger Prize: Students interested in having a paper considered for the Charles Seeger Prize should consult the guidelines in the January 2008 issue of the SEM Newsletter or on the SEM website (www.ethnomusicology.org).
Pre-registration fees: Following SEM policy, all participants whose proposals have been accepted for the program must be SEM members and must pre-register for the meeting by August. This requirement applies also to those who have agreed to be waitlisted. SEM members whose proposals have been accepted will be sent pre-registration materials around May 15, at the time of notification of their acceptance to the program. If by June 15 you have not received a letter from the program committee indicating whether or not your abstract was accepted, please contact Jennifer Gentry, Conference Coordinator, at Indiana University Conferences, email@example.com.
Limit on the number of presentations: SEM policy specifies that each presenter may give one paper (individually or as part of an organized panel) OR act as discussant for a panel OR participate in one forum/roundtable, workshop, performance, lecture-demonstration, or poster session OR present one film/video program during the regular sessions. Presenters may, however, also serve as chair of one panel, forum/roundtable, or workshop.
Cancellations and no-shows: No-shows inconvenience the chair, discussant, fellow panelists, and audience members attending the session. Participants who discover they are unable to attend the meeting should notify the program chair and firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. As a general rule, SEM does not allow someone else to read your paper in your absence. Pre-registration cancellations made after September 10 will not qualify for a refund.
Special requests: Please indicate potential scheduling conflicts. If notified in advance, the program committee will attempt to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee a particular time slot.
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