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RILM at SEM, 2023

RILM will participate at the 68th meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Ottawa, Canada, from 19 October to 22 October 2023. 

Editors Russell Skelchy and Mu Qian, as well as Associate Editor Gene Lai and Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert, will be in attendance.

On Friday, 20 October at 10:45am EDT, Beatriz will present her paper “On ethnographic sound recordings today: A collaborative indigenous soundscape in the Andes” during the panel Sound Collecting and Collections.

On Sunday, 22 October, at 8:30am EDT, Russell Skelchy will chair the panel Music, Cultural Identity, and the Mediation of Memory in Asia with RILM Board of Directors member Deborah Wong acting as a discussant. The panel will include Skelchy’s paper “The rivers ran red: Historical memory, trauma, and the counterstories of a keroncong musician during the Indonesian mass killing (1965-66)”, Lai’s “Tracing the past, shaping the future: Reconstructing the naiyāṇṭi mēḷam Tamil folk music ensemble in globalized Singapore”, and Mu Qian’s “Dhikr playback: Memory and media of Uyghur Sufi sounds”. The panel will be live streamed at

RILM staff can also be found at the RILM booth in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources and how they can help you research smarter!