Center for Black Music Research | Chicago, IL

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Founded at Columbia College in 1983, the Center for Black Music Research exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture. In addition to sponsoring conferences, programs, and performances, the Center publishes a scholarly journal, Black Music Research Journal, a book series, Music of the African Diaspora, with the University of California Press, and a recording series, Recorded Music of the African Diaspora, with Albany Records.

The CBMR Library and Archives serves as a repository for archives, manuscripts, commercial and non-commercial sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting music genres and performers from throughout the African Diaspora. The CBMR Library’s holdings are particularly strong in research collections from major scholars; in archives of African American music organizations; and in manuscripts and scores of numerous composers of African descent. The sound collections include cylinders, discs, and magnetic and digital recordings of art music, jazz, popular genres, and traditional music from throughout the Diaspora.

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Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605 USA
Phone: (312) 344-7559
Website: www.cbmr.org

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This year’s theme commemorates the activist efforts of African Americans and allies in civil rights history, to feature presentations from across the disciplines on social movements, collectives, coalitions, and individuals who have contributed to local, regional, and national civil rights.

STRICT ADHERENCE TO ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS REQUESTED.
• NO MORE THAN 400 words, Times New Roman, 12-point font, single-spaced, Word document written in English that clearly articulates your presentation type and focus and connection to theme.
• Paper title, author's name, rank, academic/work affiliation, postal and email addresses.
• Email abstracts and inquiries to utsaafamsymp@gmail.com.
NOTE: All accepted presenters must be in attendance for the entire day of the symposium and the evening reception in their honor. Accepted panels announced by November 15, 2014.
*Each single or multi-author presentation, workshop, and performance receives $300.
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