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SEMSEC Annual Meeting 2024

Posted: November 19th, 2023 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC), is pleased to announce the call for proposals for its 2024 annual meeting, to be held in hybrid format, March 2-3, 2024at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

The conference will be hybrid. We look forward to welcoming many presenters to campus in Tampa as well as online.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals from scholars working in a wide range of fields including ethnomusicology, musicology, music education, music theory, dance, art history, political science, anthropology, sociology, area studies, media studies, folklore, performance studies, popular culture, regional studies including but not limited to: African American, Hispanic, Southern, Caribbean studies, Indigenous, and diasporic studies.

Proposals will be considered on any topic related to music studies. Presentations addressing issues of access in music studies are especially encouraged, as well as presentations incorporating performance, film or media, or lecture-demonstrations.

Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students are particularly encouraged. These presenters may wish to consider submitting their paper for consideration for the Dale A. Olsen Prize.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please complete the abstract submission form by Saturday, January 6, 2024:

Proposed submissions should indicate one of the following formats:

  • individual scholarly papers (20-minute presentation, 10-minute discussion)
  • organized panels of 3 or 4 papers, or 3 papers and a discussant (120 minutes total)
  • forum/roundtable-format discussions (120 minutes)
  • other creative presentations or workshops involving performance, scholarship, and discussion (60 or 90 minutes)

For individual paper presentations, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words indicating a central argument, research methodology, and conclusions. Abstracts that exceed the word limit will not be considered.

Email Bertie Kibreah at [email protected] with any questions.

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