Current News

Here are the current announcements relating to SEMSEC conferences and changes to the SEMSEC website.

SEMSEC 2017 Conference Registration and Program Available

posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:12 AM by Elizabeth Clendinning

Please register under the "Current Conference" page.

2016 SEMSEC Conference Travel Information

posted Dec 16, 2015, 1:53 PM by Sarah Holder   [ updated Dec 16, 2015, 1:54 PM ]

All information regarding travel can be found at the following link
https://sites.google.com/site/semsecmusic/current-conference/travel-accommodations

2016 SEMSEC Conference Registration Now Available

posted Dec 16, 2015, 1:44 PM by Sarah Holder

Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual Meeting of The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC) to be held March 4-6, 2016 at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago in San Fernando, Trinidad.

Registration Fees listed in U.S. dollars.

-Full rate: $40

-Students at North American institutions/Caribbean-based professional scholars: $30

-Caribbean-based students: $20


Pre-registration for the conference is mandatory for all presenters. 
Presenters who have not registered by Feb. 1, 2016 will be removed from the program to accommodate wait-listed candidates.

2015 SEMSEC Program Booklet Posted

posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:38 AM by Corey Blake   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 5:39 AM ]

Please find the complete program booklet for the 2015 SEMSEC regional conference posted in the Current Conference page.

2015 SEMSEC Conference Registration Now Available

posted Jan 16, 2015, 8:48 AM by Corey Blake

Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual Meeting of The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC) to be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, 2015.

Registration fees:

Before/On February 14
  • Individual Registration - $35
  • Student/Senior Registration - $25
After February 14
  • Individual Registration - $40
  • Student/Senior Registration - $30
Registration is available from the SEMSEC website (www.semsec.org) or by clicking here.

2015 Regional Conference CfP Available

posted Nov 7, 2014, 3:51 PM by Corey Blake

The call for proposals for the the 2015 SEMSEC conference is now available. The conference will be held March 13-14 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Please note that the deadline for submissions is December 15 at 5 pm.

2014 Dale Olsen Prize Awarded

posted Aug 16, 2014, 12:14 PM by Elizabeth Clendinning

On behalf of the Dale A. Olsen Student Paper Prize Committee, it is our privilege to announce the winner of this year’s prize. We extend warm congratulations to Heather Paudler for her paper, "The Culture-Bearers vs. The National Institute of Culture: (Mis)Representations of Panamanian Folklore.” The prize committee felt that Heather’s paper demonstrated strong fieldwork, an abiding commitment to her field site communities, and stimulating engagement with relevant and timely theoretical perspectives.

The committee also wishes to recognize Elizabeth Rosner with an honorable mention for her paper, "The Zotto Boys' 'Sariya (The Law)': A Case Study of FGM/C Discourse in Song." The readers noticed Rosner’s explicit engagement with scholarly literature and compelling connection of musical themes to current human rights discourse.

It should further be noted that the committee’s process reflected the extraordinarily strong field of contenders for this prize. We view this level of competition as an extension of the excellent student scholarship ongoing in the chapter more generally. It was a very good conference, and we look forward to seeing more of the same in Tennessee for SEMSEC 2015! Stay tuned for details on that meeting.

Congratulations to Heather and Elizabeth and best regards to all!

2014 SEMSEC Program Booklet Posted

posted Feb 26, 2014, 7:56 PM by Elizabeth Clendinning

Please find the complete program booklet for the 2014 SEMSEC regional conference posted in the Current Conference page.

2013 Dale Olsen Prize Awarded

posted Jan 3, 2014, 9:23 AM by Elizabeth Clendinning

The Society of Ethnomusicology Southeast-Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2013 Dale Olsen Prize for the Best Student Paper goes to Elizabeth Clendinning from Florida State University for her paper Changing Karawitan: The Political and Economic Legacy of International Higher Education in the Arts of Bali, Indonesia.” Congratulations to Elizabeth!

2014 Regional Conference CfP Available

posted Oct 28, 2013, 3:37 PM by Elizabeth Clendinning   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 3:39 PM ]

The call for proposals for the the 2014 SEMSEC conference is now available. The conference will be held February 28-March 1 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Please note that the deadline for submissions is December 15 at 5 pm.

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