Music and Everyday Life
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, April 8-10, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Harris M. Berger, Texas A&M University
The Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MIDSEM) will hold its annual meeting April 8-10, 2011. MIDSEM welcomes proposals from SEM members, students, teachers, and anyone working in related fields. Submissions from musicology, music theory, communications, media studies, folklore, performance studies, and popular culture studies are particularly welcomed. Regional SEM meetings offer a unique opportunity for students to present works in progress and gain valuable conference experience and MIDSEM particularly encourages graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts. The JaFran Jones Award is awarded annually to the best student paper.
The conference theme for the 2011 meeting will be “Music and Everyday Life.” We especially encourage proposals related to the following themes:
- Portable Music Technologies
- Phenomenological Ethnomusicology
- Music-Making and the Maintenance of Community
- Mediated Performance Technologies (Karaoke, Guitar Hero, DDR, etc.)
- Circulation of Music-Related Commodities
Informal Music Pedagogies
Proposals on other topics relevant to ethnomusicology are also welcome. We welcome submissions for scholarly papers (20-minute presentation, 10-minute discussion immediately following), organized panels of three or four papers, poster sessions, lecture-demonstrations, film/video screenings, or 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, title of presentation, format of presentation (paper, panel, poster, workshop, etc.), A/V equipment requirements, e-mail address, and phone number. These should be sent by e-mail to: Jeremy Wallach, MIDSEM President, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the exact subject line: MIDSEM 2011 Proposal Submission.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time
The program committee will notify participants of acceptances by February 20, 2011.
Program Committee, MIDSEM 2011: Jeremy Wallach (Chair), Kate Brucher, Sonja Downing, David Harnish, Jesse Johnston, David McDonald, Katherine Meizel, Ruth Rosenberg.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Popular Culture
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0190
fax (419) 372-2577