The Society for Ethnomusicology - 2009 Meeting Call for Proposals
The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 54th annual meeting, November 19-22, 2009, in Mexico City, hosted by Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical Carlos Chavez of the Instituto Nacional de los Artes (CENIDIM-INBA); Escuela Nacional de Música, Universidad Autónoma de México (ENM-UNAM); Escuela Superior de Música-INBA; Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares de la Dirección General de Culturas Populares (MNCPI-DGCPI); Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (ENCRM) of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología (INAH); Comisión de los Pueblos Indios (CDI); Fonoteca del Centro Nacional de las Artes of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CNA-CONACULTA); and the Secretaría de Cultura del Departamento del Distrito Federal (SC-DDF).
For updates on all meeting arrangements, please visit the SEM website (www.ethnomusicology.org) and select “Conferences.”
The annual Charles Seeger lecture will be delivered by Steven Feld, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music at the University of New Mexico and Professor of Music Anthropology at the University of Oslo. A MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow, Feld has done research and recording in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Japan, and six countries in Europe. His publications include the books Sound and Sentiment, Music Grooves, and Senses of Place, and CDs and DVDs for Folkways, EarthEar, and VoxLox. He is especially known for his experimental soundscape recordings and his work on acoustemology and schizophonia.
The conference theme for the 2009 meeting will be “Borderless Ethnomusicologies.” Topics will include the following:
Proposals on any other topics relevant to the field of ethnomusicology are welcome. We also encourage workshops on the following: Professional Development, Copyright, Multiculturalist Pedagogies, Multimedia Scholarship, and other practical applications.
SEM Sections, Special Interest Groups, Committees, and other groups are encouraged to sponsor organized sessions at the meeting. In addition, individuals preparing abstract proposals for organized sessions are encouraged to seek sponsorship from SEM groups.
Abstract proposals should be submitted using the online forms available at www.ethnomusicology.org under “Conferences.” Those without Internet access who require a paper copy of the submission form may contact the SEM Business Office at 812-855-6672 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy. The online and postmark deadline for submission of SEM proposals is March 16, 2009.
The Pre-Conference Symposium, to be held on November 18, will be devoted to the theme “Music Research in Mexico.”
The SEM 2009 Program Committee consists of Arturo Chamorro (Universidad de Guadalajara), Jane Florine (Chicago State University), Michael Frishkopf (University of Alberta), Javier León (Indiana University), Kiri Miller (Brown University), Ana Maria Ochoa (Columbia University), Dale Olsen (Florida State University), Jane Sugarman (CUNY Graduate Center), and Brenda Romero (University of Colorado) as Chair. For further questions about the program, please contact Brenda Romero at Brenda.Romero@Colorado.edu. 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 Gonzalo Camacho (ENM-UNAM), José Luis Sagredo (Conservatorio Nacional de Música del INBA), Alfonso Muñoz (Fonoteca del CNA), Roberto Medina (Escuela Superior de Música-INBA), Fernando Hijar (Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares), Xilonem Luna (Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CDI)), Alejandro Madrid (University of Illinois, Chicago), Rodolfo Palma (INAH), and Guillermo Contreras (CENIDIM-INBA and ENM-UNAM) as Chair. For questions about local arrangements, please contact Guillermo Contreras at email@example.com.
Proposals are invited in nine categories. Please see below for details.
Please note that poster (media) presentations are welcome and presenters may set up their presentations on their own laptops in the poster presentation area at the conference.
PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE “INDIVIDUAL PRESENTERS FORM”:
PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE “ORGANIZED SESSIONS FORM”:
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).
Special Notice for 2009: Abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. If submitting an abstract in English, please provide a Spanish translation if possible (a translation is not required). Please see the abstract-submission website for further instructions.
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 16, 2009.
Address for submissions:
Deadline for submissions: All submissions must be submitted online or postmarked by the published deadline—March 16, 2009—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 2009 issue of 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 2. 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 June 8, at the time of notification of their acceptance to the program. If by June 26 you have not received a message from the Program Committee indicating whether or not your abstract was accepted, please contact Karin Reece, Senior Conference Coordinator, at Indiana University Conferences, email@example.com.
Note: Guest speakers at sessions sponsored by SEM sections must be SEM members and must register for the meeting. If necessary, Sections should arrange to use their dues to cover membership and registration fees for their guest speakers.
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 a 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.
Please note that you may only submit one abstract proposal. (Organizers of panels may submit an individual presenter abstract as well as the panel abstract.)
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. SEM policy 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.