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European Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Jyväskylä, October 1997


Welcome to the ESEM Seminar which will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from October 15 to 19, 1997. The Organizer of this Seminar is the Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä in cooperation with the Finnish Society of Ethnomusicology and ESEM (European Seminar in Ethnomusicology). Jyväskylä Congresses of the University of Jyväskylä is responsible for the practical arrangements of the Seminar. The themes in the seminar are: 1) Ethnicities, minorities and music, 2) Shamanism, 3) New technology and ethnomusicology and 4) Regional and free papers. The official languages of the Seminar are English, German and French. All printed material will be in English. However, the abstracts will be printed in the submitted language. Please note that no interpretation will be provided. Participants are invited to submit proposals for oral and poster presentations at the Seminar. Abstracts should be written in English, German or French within the scope of themes listed above. The Abstract Submission Form must be attached to each submitted abstract. Authors may indicate a preference for oral presentation and/or poster display, but the organizers reserve the right to reallocate presentation formats. Only members of ESEM will be accepted as presenters. Selected papers will be printed in the proceedings of the Seminar. The deadline for abstract submission is March 30, 1997. Due to an increasing number of authors failing to present their papers at international Seminars, the organizers have decided to adopt the following policies: 1) Final inclusion of any paper in the program will depend upon receipt of the full registration fee from the presenting author by 15th August 1997, 2) Authors are requested to inform the Organizing Committee should they be unable to present their papers. No refund of the registration fee will be made if the author fails to inform the organizers of cancellation. Please refer to the second announcement to be published before summer 1997 for further details of the cancellation policy. The fee of the Seminar will be around 1000 FIM (210$ according to exchange rates of January, 1997) depending on the amount of sponsorship received for the seminar. The fee will include the program, material, coffee or tea during the breaks, four lunches, concerts and the social programme. The fee for students will be around 500 FIM (100$). The price for the excursion will be about 200 FIM (40$). The approximate price per night in single rooms in a first class hotel is FIM 350-450/person (75$-95$) and in double rooms FIM 180-250/person (40$-55$). Less expensive accommodation will be available in a youth hostel and second class hotels; single rooms FIM 200-230/person (35$-40$) and double rooms FIM 115-165/person (25$-35$). The abstracts must be sent by 30 March, 1997 to Jyväskylä Congresses, Ms Pirjo-Leena Pitkänen, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40351 Jyväskylä. Tel. 358-41-603 662, fax. 358-41-603727, e-mail: For the latest news on this Seminar: (Could you please note that in the www address on the last row of the text the sign before louhivuo must be the small, vertical wavelike line (i.e. tilde). This just in case the sign is converted into another sign, which may happen. Sometimes it becomes ü. Thank you!)