The Society for Ethnomusicology – 2011 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
The 2011 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Congress on Research in Dance will be held on November 17-20, 2011, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. For information on all meeting arrangements and for updates, please visit www.ethnomusicology.org and select “Conferences.”
The theme for the 2011 meeting will be Moving Music / Sounding Dance. Proposals are encouraged on the following topics:
1) Where Music Meets Dance
Proposals on these topics will be given priority by the Program Committee. SEM sections, special interest groups, committees, and other constituent units are encouraged to sponsor organized sessions on or relevant to these topics, though the Program Committee will not give extra weight to sponsorship. Proposals on any other topics relevant to the field of ethnomusicology are also welcome. The online and postmark deadline for submission of all proposals is March 14, 2011.
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the University of Pennsylvania will present on November 16, 2011, a Pre-Conference Symposium on “Music, Dance, and Civic Engagement.”
Proposals for the Annual Meeting are invited in nine categories, as outlined below. All proposals must include a proposal form and an abstract. When submitting a proposal, first select one of the following forms:
1. Individual Presenters Form for single papers, performances or lecture-demonstrations, film/video programs, poster (media) sessions, and workshops (participatory).
2. Organized Sessions Form for organized panels, roundtables, films/video programs, and workshops (participatory).
PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE INDIVIDUAL PRESENTERS FORM
1. Single Papers: Individual paper presentations are 20 minutes long and are followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE ORGANIZED SESSIONS FORM
6. Organized Panels. Organized panel sessions are 90 minutes or two hours long. A 90-minute panel consists of three papers. A two-hour panel consists of either four papers or three papers plus a discussant. Each presentation (a paper or a discussant’s formal response) will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of questions and general discussion. The Program Committee reserves the right to suggest the addition of a panelist when an independently submitted abstract appears to fit a panel. (Those interested in a more flexible format with more participants may want to consider proposing a roundtable.) Proposals for organized panels should be submitted by the panel organizer. Include the panel abstract (describing the rationale for the panel as a whole) and abstracts for the individual papers. The panel abstract is particularly critical to the Program Committee’s evaluation.
SUBMISSIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND DEADLINES
All abstracts must comply with the following requirements:
Limit on the number of presentations: SEM policy specifies that, during the regular sessions of the Annual Meeting, an individual may participate in ONLY ONE of the following ways:
In addition, an individual may chair ONE panel, roundtable, or workshop. Therefore, an individual may submit ONLY ONE abstract proposal. (Organizers of panels may submit an individual presenter abstract as well as the panel abstract.)
SEM/CORD membership and pre-registration fees: All individuals whose proposals have been accepted for the program must purchase an SEM or CORD membership by August 1. In addition, all presenters must pre-register for the meeting by August 1. This requirement also applies to those who have agreed to be waitlisted. Guest speakers at sessions sponsored by SEM constituent units must be SEM or CORD members and must pre-register for the meeting. If necessary, sections should arrange to use their dues to cover membership and registration fees for their guest speakers. Any presenter who has not purchased an SEM or CORD membership and pre-registered for the meeting by August 1 will be deleted from the program.
Notification of acceptance: SEM members whose proposals have been accepted will be sent pre-registration information around June 8. If by June 27 you have not received a message from the Program Committee indicating whether or not your abstract was accepted, please contact Drew Norris, SEM Conference Coordinator, at Indiana University Conferences at email@example.com.
Cancellations and no-shows: No-shows inconvenience the chair, discussant, fellow panelists, and audience members. Participants who discover that they are unable to attend the meeting should notify the Program Committee Chair and firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. SEM policy does not permit anyone other than the author to read a paper. Pre-registration cancellations made after September 6 will not qualify for a refund.
Special requests: Please indicate potential scheduling conflicts to the Program Committee Chair. If notified in advance, the Program Committee will attempt to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee a particular time slot.
Charles Seeger Prize: Students interested in having a paper considered for the Charles Seeger Prize should consult the guidelines on the SEM website (www.ethnomusicology.org) under “Prizes.”
Video Streaming/Conferencing: The 2011 Annual Meeting will include live online video streaming of select panels from a dedicated room throughout the conference. In addition, plans are under development for videoconferencing between panels of scholars in Philadelphia and at a remote site. See www.ethnomusicology.org for updates.
Submission and Contact Information
For online submissions of proposals: Go to www.ethnomusicology.org and select “Conferences.” Submission deadline: March 14, 2011.
For postal submissions of proposals: Telephone the SEM Business Office at (812) 855-6672 to request a form for postal submissions. Postmark deadline: March 14, 2011. Submit form and abstract to:
For general conference questions: email@example.com or (800) 933-9330 (within U.S.) or (812) 855-4661 (outside U.S.).
For questions to the Program Committee Chair (not for submission of proposals) and for cancellations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEM 2011 Program Committee
Gregory Barz, Chair (Vanderbilt University)
Information on Joint Meeting with the Congress on Research in Dance
For the 2011 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Congress on Research in Dance, individuals should submit proposals to the society of which they are a member. Individuals who are members of both SEM and CORD should submit to only one society. Each society’s Program Committee will review its proposals. The above guidelines and requirements apply to proposals submitted to SEM. For information on submitting proposals to CORD, please see http://www.cordance.org/.