Anthropology of Sound Forum – SEM 2016

Anthropology of Sound Forum

A Special Event Organized by

 

The Society for Ethnomusicology

and

 

The Music and Sound Interest Group

American Anthropological Association

at

The SEM 61st Annual Meeting

Friday, November 11, 2016

Omni Shoreham Hotel

Washington, D.C.

 

The Society for Ethnomusicology and the Music and Sound Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association have joined together to organize an Anthropology of Sound Forum at the SEM 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The forum is intended to advance international dialogue in the anthropology of sound, promote interdisciplinary perspectives in sound studies, and build stronger institutional relationships between SEM and AAA. Bringing together sound researchers from diverse geographic and disciplinary locations, the forum will encourage participants to consider how sound informs questions of method, analysis, knowledge, and representation. At the same time, it will encourage anthropology’s engagement with ethnomusicology’s rich history of ethnographically attending to practices of embodied performance and listening.

 

Anthropologists and others with an interest in sound studies are strongly encouraged to attend not only the Anthropology of Sound Forum but the entire SEM Annual Meeting (November 10-13) and a pre-conference symposium on public/applied ethnomusicology at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (November 9). Admission to the Anthropology of Sound Forum is included in the SEM 2016 Annual Meeting registration fee.

 

In December 2015 SEM will circulate both a Call for Proposals for the Anthropology of Sound Forum and a Call for Proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Proposals for the two events will be evaluated by separate program committees. Additional information will be posted here and in the conferences section of the SEM website in December 2015.

 

Contacts:

 

Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, [email protected]

 

Lila Ellen Gray, MSIG Convener and Forum Program Committee Co-Chair, [email protected]

 

David Novak, SEM Liaison to the AAA, MSIG Founder, Forum Program Committee Co-Chair, [email protected]

 

Daniel Fisher, MSIG Co-Convener and Forum Program Committee Member, [email protected]

 

Amanda Minks, Former MSIG Convener (2012-2014) and Forum Program Committee Member, [email protected]

 

Olabode Omojola, SEM 2016 Program Committee Member and Liaison to Forum Program Committee, [email protected]

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