Final Call for Submissions: SEMSN 14.1

Dear Colleagues,

This is the final call for submissions for the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of SEM Student News. This new issue, vol. 14, no. 1, will focus on a theme of Music and Politics with particular attention to music-making as political intervention and discourse. We are seeking article submissions on any topic, but will give preference to those that fit within our theme’s area of discussion. Likewise, we will consider submissions from both students and working scholars alike, and encourage authors to submit pieces in a variety of media.

Submissions may be written, photographic, or multimedia (written with visual, audio, and/or video components). We are currently accepting submissions for the following categories:
  • Original photography related to the issue’s theme
  • Student submissions (c. 200–250 words) for our “Thoughts from the Field” column [relating students' personal perspectives and experiences in the field to the issue's main theme]
  • Student articles (c. 500–1500 words) [related or unrelated to the theme of the issue]
  • Student response column (c. 500–1500 words) [responding to a previous issue of SEM Student News or something else in the world of ethnomusicology today]
  • Professional submissions for our
    • “Dear SEM” column (c. 250 words) [related to the issue’s theme and responding to the following prompt: “Reflecting upon your own knowledge and experience engaging with music-making in politicized contexts, what advice can you offer students regarding the ethics of fieldwork in instability, that is, how to ethically and adeptly navigate highly-political music research?”];
    • Or individual articles (c. 500–1000 words) [related or unrelated to the issue’s theme, and speaking toward student interests, concerns, experiences, opportunities, etc.]
If you would like to submit a piece, please contact the editor at We also welcome any other ideas, comments, and questions. Submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (author-date). Files should be submitted in .docx (text), .jpg or .tiff (photography and images), .mp3 or .flac (audio), and .mp4 (video) formats no later than April 2, 2018. Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to share this call widely.

Davin Vidigal Rosenberg
Editor, SEM Student News

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