Borderless Ethnomusicologies

The Society for Ethnomusicology
2009 Meeting
Call for Proposals

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 54th annual meeting on November 19-22, 2009, in Mexico City, hosted by Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical Carlos Chavez del Instituto Nacional de los Artes; Escuela Nacional de Música, Universidad Autónoma de México; Escuela Superior de Música, Instituto Nacional de los Artes; Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares de la Dirección General de Culturas Populares; Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología; Comisión de los Pueblos Indios; Fonoteca del Centro Nacional de las Artes of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes; and the Secretaría de Cultura del Departamento del Distrito Federal.

The conference theme for the 2009 meeting will be “Borderless Ethnomusicologies.” Topics will include:

1) Cultural Policy, Cultural Property, and Intangible Heritage;
2) Instruments and Organologies;
3) Ethnomusicology in the Megalopolis;
4) Musical Borderlands;
5) Social Dimensions of New Media;
6) Ethnomusicology of/in Mexico/Latin America.

Proposals on any other topics relevant to the field of ethnomusicology are welcome. Also encouraged are workshops on the following topics: Professional Development, Copyright, Multiculturalist Pedagogies, Multimedia Scholarship, and other practical applications.

For a full version of the Call for Proposals (including submission guidelines) and preliminary conference information, please visit
and select “Conferences.” The deadline for submission of proposals is March 16, 2009.

In conjunction with the 2009 meeting, there will be a pre-conference symposium, “Music Research in Mexico,” on November 18, 2009. Information about the symposium will be posted at

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