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Decolonizing Ethnomusicology
The Society for Ethnomusicology 2006 Annual Meeting

Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 16-19, 2006

Call for Papers

The online form for submitting your abstract for consideration by the 2006
SEM Program committee is now available at:

Join us for what promises to be a unique meeting in an incomparable
location on November 16-19, 2006, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, at the Marriott
Waikiki Hotel, just across the street from the famed beach at Waikiki.

For the 51st annual meeting, we are matching the special location of this
conference with a special set of conference themes and topics that focus
on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region as well as indigenous rights
and politics.  The overall theme of the conference, "Decolonizing
Ethnomusicology," invites critical discussion of the field itself and of
its relationship to the people and the music we study.  A pre-conference
entitled 'Whose Asia-Pacific?': Representation and Presentation in
Ethnomusicology" is related in spirit.  Like any SEM meeting,
presentations on topics other than the conference themes are also most
welcome, but you should look forward to a meeting in 2006 that will be
extraordinary in scope and setting.

Since SEM last met in Honolulu 25 years ago, the field and the society
have grown significantly.  The celebratory intensity of our 50th
anniversary in Atlanta this past year will be carried over to Honolulu as
we look inward at our discipline and outward to our colleagues in Asia and
the Pacific who may not ordinarily be able to travel to the mainland US
for SEM meetings.  In addition, our hosts for the meeting, the University
of Hawai'i at Manoa, are organizing events that will showcase music and
performing arts of Hawai'i and the Pacific.

The annual Charles Seeger lecture will be delivered by Adrienne Kaeppler
of the Smithsonian Institution.

The conference topics for the 2006 meeting include the following:

   1. Music, sexuality and the body
   2. Migration and movement, with special reference to Asia and the 
   3. Diaspora studies
   4. Confluences of music and dance
   5. Asian and Pacific music masters: An ethnomusicology of the 
   6. Music and Islam
   7. Music and indigenous politics

Proposals on any other topics relevant to the field of ethnomusicology are
also welcome. The online and postmark deadline for submission of SEM
proposals is Wednesday, March 15, 2006.

The SEM 2006 Program Committee consists of Susan Asai (Northeastern
University), Gregory Booth (University of Auckland), Margaret Kartomi
(Monash University), Zoe Sherinian (University of Oklahoma), and Amy
Stillman (University of Michigan), with Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
(University of California, Los Angeles) as chair.

For further questions about the program for SEM 2006, please contact:

    Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
    UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
    Box 951657
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657
    (Tel) +1-310-206-3033
    (Fax) +1-310-206-4738

Please direct all questions about participating in the pre-conference to:

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