• WELCOME TO BEAU BOTHWELL, SAMR CHAIR-ELECT

    I’d like to formally welcome Beau Bothwell of Kalamazoo College as the inaugural “chair-elect” of SAMR. As discussed in our meeting in Albuquerque, Beau’s position will change to “chair” upon the election of a new chair-elect, most likely following our next meeting at SEM in Bloomington, IN. Beau shared some thoughts when expressing his willingness to serve that are worth including here:

  • DISSERTATIONS IN ARAB MUSIC: PHILIP MURPHY'S ANNIHILATION IN GOD & LIVING IN THE WORLD

    This post describes a recent or nearly-complete dissertation on an Arab music topic as part of our new series on Dissertations in Arab Music. See here for information on how to share your own work.

  • SAMR AT SEM2018: OUR ANNUAL MEETING

    Thank you all for your continued membership and support of the Society for Arab Music Research. I have a few announcements, questions, and other items to share as we prepare for our annual membership meeting in Albuquerque. I invite you each to the session, which will be open to all SEM members, as always. This post outlines some of the questions that I intend to pose during that session with special attention on our organizational leadership structure and a proposal related to the Journal for Arab Music Research.

  • SAMR AT SEM2018: SUNDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Albuquerque is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2018: SATURDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Albuquerque is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2018: FRIDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Albuquerque is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2018: THURSDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Albuquerque is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • DISSERTATIONS IN ARABIC MUSIC

    In an effort to bring greater attention to the cutting edge research being done by graduate students around the world, The Society for Arab Music Research is creating a new series for its website (https://samr.club) called “Dissertations in Arab Music.” We invite posts from those who have recently completed their dissertations or are nearly finished. The subject matter should relate to Arab music, broadly defined, and the cultural production of the Middle East, North Africa, the Muslim world, and its diaspora.

  • CFP: SAMR PANELS FOR SEM 2018

    The Society for Arab Music Research (SAMR) invites members to submit abstracts to be selected for potential sponsorship for the SEM 63rd Annual Meeting on November 15-18, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • CFP: MUSIC AND SOUND AT THE MEDITERRANEAN CROSSROADS

    Thank you to Alessandra Cuicci for reminding us about the upcoming deadline for proposals for the ICTM Study Group for Mediterranean Music Studies’s conference in Essaouira, Morocco. The event will be from June 19-24th and the deadline for submissions is November 17th. I’ll share the description here, but more information, including how to submit a proposal, is available at the conference website.

  • CFP: PRECARIOUS SOUNDS/SOUNDING SANCTUARY

    Thank you to Chris Nickell for sharing information on an upcoming conference at NYU on February 16 and 17th, 2018. He spoke to us about it at the Society for Arab Music Research meeting in Denver and it sounds like it will be fantastic. I’ll share the description here, but more information, including how to submit a proposal, is available at the conference website.

  • SAMR AT SEM2017: SUNDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Denver is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2017: SATURDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Denver is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2017: FRIDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Denver is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • SAMR AT SEM2017: THURSDAY'S ARAB MUSIC PANELS

    The annual SEM meeting in Denver is coming up and there are a number of sessions on the latest preliminary program related to Arab music, Islamic traditions, and the Middle East. Here are some to keep an eye out for. (Check back for updates and email Christopher Witulski with any additions or corrections.)

  • WELCOME TO THE NEW SAMR WEBSITE!

    The new SAMR page is (almost) live! This project is an effort to centralize useful information about scholars and scholarship on music in the Arab world. The page has three main features, as described below.

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