Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Announcements, Vol. I: CFP, Conference

It is only August, but the Fall term will be here before we know it! So, here's a few items of note for the Fall. And do remember to send conference announcements (and other relevant information) that you think might be of interest to
--Rebecca Marchand

CALL FOR PAPERS: AMS-NE Fall Chapter Meeting at Clark University

Call for Papers
AMS-NE Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 30-minute papers and for roundtable sessions. Abstracts should be submitted by Sunday, 24 August 2014 via email to jsholes at or by mail to Jacquelyn Sholes, AMS-NE Program Chair, Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Please refer to the AMS abstract guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological community, in language that is accessible to scholars with a variety of specializations.”
Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Those who are not currently dues-paying members of the New England Chapter will be asked to kindly remit the modest Chapter dues ($10).

From Harvard University: SAVE THE DATE: October 24-26th, 2014.

We are delighted to announce a conference in honor of Professor Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Out of Bounds: Ethnography, History and Music, to be held at Harvard University from October 24-26, 2014. The conference is free, but registration is recommended. For information and to pre-register, click here
Conference papers are organized around Shelemay s key intellectual interests. Her work as an ethnographer in Ethiopia during the overthrow of Hailie Selassie and her publications in Falasha history have inspired panel topics as well as her work on the importance of history in ethnomusicology, her deep interests in collaborative ethnography, music and memory, and the interrelationship between the cognitive and the musical. Paper sessions will focus on ethnography, history, communities, migration, and memory. The keynote will be given by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The conference is free, but pre-registration is recommended.
A concert by Debo Band, also free, will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm in Sanders Theatre.
Additional conference information is available at