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The Anthropology of Sound Forum @ Omni Shoreham Hotel
Nov 11 all-day

The Anthropology of Sound

A Special Forum Organized by

The Society for Ethnomusicology and The Music and Sound Interest Group


The SEM 61st Annual Meeting
Friday, November 11, 2016

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C.


The Society for Ethnomusicology and the Music and Sound Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association have joined together to organize an Anthropology of Sound Forum at the SEM 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The forum is intended to advance international dialogue in the anthropology of sound, promote interdisciplinary perspectives in sound studies, and build stronger institutional relationships between SEM and AAA. Bringing together sound researchers from diverse geographic and disciplinary locations, the forum will encourage participants to consider how sound informs questions of method, analysis, knowledge, and representation. At the same time, it will encourage anthropology’s engagement with ethnomusicology’s rich history of ethnographically attending to practices of embodied performance and listening.

Anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and others with an interest in sound studies are strongly encouraged to attend not only the Anthropology of Sound Forum but the entire SEM Annual Meeting (November 10-13) and a pre-conference symposium (“Soundings: Public Sector Ethnomusicology in the 21st Century”) organized by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress on November 9. Admission to the Anthropology of Sound Forum is included in the SEM 2016 Annual Meeting registration fee.


Call for Proposals for the Anthropology Sound Forum 
Program and Abstracts for the Anthropology of Sound Forum



Lila Ellen Gray, MSIG Convener and Forum Program Committee Co-Chair, [email protected]

David Novak, SEM Liaison to the AAA, MSIG Founder, Forum Program Committee Co-Chair,[email protected]

Daniel Fisher, MSIG Co-Convener and Forum Program Committee Member, [email protected]

Amanda Minks, Former MSIG Convener (2012-2014) and Forum Program Committee Member,[email protected]

Olabode Omojola, SEM 2016 Program Committee Member and Liaison to Forum Program Committee, [email protected]

Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, [email protected]

36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health @ Palace Dubrovnik
Jun 16 @ 3:17 pm – Jun 18 @ 4:17 pm

The 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health to be held at the hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 16-18, 2017. The Conference will precede the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 19-24, 2017, so we encourage our participants to extend their stay in Dubrovnik and join the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences, thus strengthening the role of our Anthropology and Global Health Section within ISABS.
Global health today faces many new challenges. These demand global solutions, but at the same time keeping anthropological perspective on global health focusing on local contexts where human growth and development happen under specific circumstances within certain (sub)populations, and where health and illness are recognized and responded to in many different ways throughout the world. Contemporary migrations without any doubt represent an increasingly important and emerging global public health and anthropological issue. Dealing with complex diseases like metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and hypertension often includes multidrug use, thus increased risk of polypragmasia and the necessity of individualized, pharmacogenomic approach, both person- and population-wise. Such approach enables more cost-effective and as early as possible disease prevention that may start even before a person is born. We would like to encourage further networking related to future research, which will bring out new solutions and advances in the research of the above-mentioned diseases.
More information on the 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017 is available at

2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

The Organizing Committee invites the community to submit proposals to the 2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research to be held in Salamanca (Spain), on days 12 and 13 July 2017.

Spanish Renaissance city par excellence, Salamanca is a World Heritage Site offering its visitors an unique experience, in every hidden corner and historic building. ISQR2017 will take place at the University of Salamanca, which is preparing to celebrate its Eighth Centenary in 2018.

Authors may submit proposals for presentation of papers that meet the goals and themes of the Symposium, including original scientific articles addressing revisions to the state of the art research and new perspectives, solutions and / or applications to real problems, empirical and / or evaluation, among others.

IMPORTANT: being an international conference on Qualitative Research, 1/3 of the article should have a focus on methodology. This approach should analyze the relation between research questions, theories and results and the methodology used. The conclusions should reflect the importance of the methodology based on the results of the work and the literature already published on the subject. Articles that do not meet this criterion will be returned for correction or rejected.

Aplication Fields of ISQR:

  1. Qualitative Research in Health (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).
  2. Qualitative Research in Education (emphasis on the processes of research in various areas of Higher Education, Basic Education, Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching, Teaching Science, Languages, History, Technology, etc.).
  3. Qualitative Research in Social Science (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Communication, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Economics, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Research in Engineering and Technology (emphasis on the research processes in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Engineering Education)

ISQR Themes:

A) Fundamentals

  1. Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research (theoretical studies, critical reflection about epistemological dimensions, ontological and axiological)
  2. Systematization of approaches with Qualitative Studies (literature review, integrating results, aggregation studies, meta -analysis, meta- analysis of qualitative meta- synthesis, meta- ethnography)
  3. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (emphasis in research processes that build on mixed methodologies but with priority to qualitative approaches)

B) Operationalizing

  1. Data Analysis Types (content analysis , discourse analysis , thematic analysis , narrative analysis , etc.)
  2. Innovative processes of Qualitative Data Analysis (design analysis, articulation and triangulation of different sources of data – images, audio, video)
  3. Qualitative Research in Web Context ( eResearch, virtual ethnography, interaction analysis , latent corpus on the internet, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Analysis with Support of Specific Software (usability studies, user experience, the impact of software on the quality of research and analysis)

Selected papers will be published by Springer in a book or published in top-quality journals indexed by ISI-Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and/or Qualis.

Journals (provisional):

  • Ámbitos. International Journal of Communication
  • Anna Nery School Journal of Nursing
  • Discourse Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Text and Talk
  • Educational Action Research
  • FOTOCINEMA. Scientific Journal of Cinema & Photography
  • Fronteiras: Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science
  • Indagatio Didactica Journal
  • International Journal of Marketing, Communication and New Media
  • Internet Latent Corpus Journal
  • Journal Latina of Social Communication
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research – NAER
  • Journal of Research Practice
  • Journal of School of Nursing University of São Paulo
  • Lusófona Journal of Education
  • Portuguese Journal of Education
  • Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal
  • Qualitative Sociology Review
  • Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
  • The Grounded Theory Review
  • The Qualitative Report


Important Dates:

Paper submission: March 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2017
Submission of accepted papers: May 7, 2017
Submission of video: May 28, 2017
Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: May 7, 2017
ISQR2016: July 12 and 13, 2017

“Africa and Africans in National, Regional and Global Dimensions” Conference
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day

On October 17-20, 2017 in Moscow the Research Council for the Problems of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hold the 14th African Studies Conference titled “Africa and Africans in National, Regional and Global Dimensions.” The Conference will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages are Russian and English.

The Organizing Committee would like to encourage you to submit panel proposals, focusing on any particular topics related to the Conference’s umbrella theme. The deadline for panel proposals submitting is December 1, 2016. The Organizing Committee will be glad to consider any panel proposals (within 500 words in English or both English and Russian) received by this date. The information to be submitted alongside with the proposal includes the proposed panel convenor(s)’ full name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers. The list of prospective papergivers with their particulars is desirable but not compulsory.

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing the members of your research/teaching unit, as well as all interested colleagues, with the present Announcement.