The next annual meeting of MACSEM (The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology) will take place on March 23-24, 2013 at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia.
A call for papers is posted below, and more information can be found on MACSEM's Facebook page
MACSEM 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (http://ethnocenter.org/MACSEM
) will hold its annual meeting March 23-24, 2013 at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
MACSEM welcomes proposals on all topics pertaining to ethnomusicology.
We seek submissions from SEM members, as well as scholars working in
related fields, including musicology, anthropology, media studies,
folklore, performance studies, and cultural studies. MACSEM strongly
encourages graduate and undergraduate students to apply. The MACSEM
awards the Hewitt Pantaleoni Prize
each year to the best student paper delivered at the annual meeting.
Students are encouraged to submit their paper to the MACSEM president at
the annual meeting to compete for the Prize.
presentations include scholarly papers (20-minute presentation,10-minute
discussion), organized panels of three or four papers, poster sessions,
lecture-demonstrations, film/video screenings, and workshops.
Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words
panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract for each paper plus a
200-word panel abstract. Please include with your proposal: the name(s)
of presenter(s), institutional affiliation(s), title of presentation,
format of presentation (paper, panel, poster, workshop, etc.), A/V
equipment requirements, e-mail address, and phone number.
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to: MACSEM 2013 program committee chair Fernando Rios
, with the subject line: "MACSEM 2013 Proposal Submission"*Deadline:* February 1, 2013 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged!)
The program committee will notify participants of acceptances by February 24, 2013.
For more information about MACSEM 2008 at Columbia University, please click here.
The Program Committee for MACSEM/2008 invites proposals for individually presented papers, organized panels of 4 paper presentations, film screenings (limited to 30 minutes), and practical workshops (30 or 60 minutes). We encourage submissions from graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty from both within and beyond ethnomusicology. While there is no thematic restriction on submission, the program committee would like to encourage proposals with an emphasis on interdisciplinary applications of musical ethnography, especially. The deadline for electronic submission of proposals and abstracts is JANUARY 15, 2008.
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ZONES OF CONTACT / ZONAS DE CONTACTO
17th Annual Columbia/NYU Graduate Student Conference on Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures
Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5, 2008
In this conference we seek to explore zones of contact both within spheres that are normally thought of as homogeneous and between those generally considered separate and distinct, such as geographical spaces, identities, cultural strata, modes of expression, disciplines of knowledge, and so forth, in the fields of Hispanic, Lusophone, and North American Literatures and Cultures. We understand zones of contact to be sites of cultural activity where various types of encounters, confluences, disjunctions, and negotiations result in contaminations, transgressions of borders, transformations, and potential manifestations of resistance. It may also yield cultural products that do not directly align themselves with existing categories and which in some cases may defy classification. Examination of these zones implies the recognition not only of the nature of "contact," but also of the historical circumstances and the recurring processes that give rise to conflict, schisms, alliances, and the establishment of hierarchies among spheres of production. Zones of contact, then, are the spaces in which it is possible to question borders, limits, lines of demarcation, categories, classifications, and trends.
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