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Ethnomusicology and Global Culture Summer Institute
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6/20/2011 to 7/1/2011
When: 6/20/2011
Where: Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Stephen Stuempfle
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Ethnomusicology and Global Culture Summer Institute
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
June 20 – July 1, 2011

Music Department, Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut

Principal Faculty:
Eric Charry (Institute Director), Mark Slobin, Su Zheng, Wesleyan University

Guest Lecturers:
Melvin Butler, Peter Hadley, Maureen Mahon, Maria Mendonça, Alex Perullo, Sumarsam

The Society for Ethnomusicology and the Wesleyan University Music Department are pleased to collaborate for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in ethnomusicology. We will provide stipend support for the participation of twenty-two faculty from universities, four-year colleges, and community colleges, and three full-time graduate students. Three principal faculty from Wesleyan and six guest lecturers will lead the daily sessions over the course of two weeks.

What happens when music, people, and media move across the globe? What kinds of transformations take place? How has recent technology facilitated such transformations? These are some of the key questions that will challenge us as we look at case studies from around the world, introducing the selected NEH Summer Scholars to new and recent scholarship and developing teaching strategies for incorporating this focus into the curricula of both music and related humanities disciplines.

We welcome applications from specialists in ethnomusicology, music scholars outside the field of ethnomusicology, and academics in related disciplines. Application deadline: March 1, 2011.

For further information (including application procedures), please visit our website ( or contact: Stephen Stuempfle (Institute Manager), Executive Director, Society for Ethnomusicology. Email:; phone: (812) 855-8779.

"Ethnomusicology and Global Culture” is supported by a grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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