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The French Society for Ethnomusicology (SFE) has for mission to encourage, support and promote the reflection and the action in the field of the traditional musics of the world. The SFE was founded in 1983 and has members in France and abroad, mainly among researchers, teachers and students in ethnomusicology. This Society also brings together musicians, festival directors, representatives of different cultural institutions who work to spread the music of the word. It is a scientific society, which relies on the support of the French Ministry of Culture to carry out its research activities and scientific actions. The members of SFE position themselves as experts, active in institutions such as UNESCO, museums, festivals or in the media, and thus contribute to the knowledge and dissemination of the artistic and cultural expressions of humanity.
Activities  Once a year, SFE organizes study days on a chosen topic, which are proving to be a real place for meetings and exchanges between the different actors of the ethnomusicology. In 2017, SFE initiated a nomadic seminar, in a desire to decentralize and share knowledge. The seminar is based on different universities in which ethnomusicology is taught (Saint-Etienne, Tours, Rennes, etc.). The Society supports the research of its members by providing field and multimedia publishing grants for young researchers. In partnership with the Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie (ADEM) in Geneva, SFE participates in the edition of the journal Cahiers d'ethnomusicologie, and publishes, with the Society of Ethnology, the collection of books "Men and Musics ". SFE collaborates with the Jean Rouch International Festival of Ethnographic Film (for which it awards the Bartók Prize for Best Film on Music each year), the Festival Peuples et Musiques au Cinema (Toulouse), the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris , the musée du quai Branly, the CMTRA, and the EthnomusiKa association.
To write us:  The French Society for Ethnomusicology is part of the scientific societies hosted at the musée du quai Branly. You can write to us at:  Société française d'ethnomusicologie (thank you to write it in full) Musée du Quai Branly 222 rue de l'Université 75343 Paris cedex 07  Email:  You can also find us on FaceBook and Twitter--
The French Society for Ethnomusicology consists mainly of researchers specialized in ethnomusicology.  To become a member, you must send (in January or February) a letter of application and your resume. Each application must be supported by two godparents, from among the members of the Society. Nominations are examined by the Board and approved by the General Assembly, which usually takes place in March.  If you want to join the SFE, you can contact potential godparents through the directory of this site, and ask them if they want to spupport you.  If they agree, please ask them to complete and return the certificate downloadable here. (INSERER ICI LE PDF CORRESPONDANT A LA VERSION FR)  By becoming a member of the Society, you benefit from the following benefits:      -You will subscribe to the journal Cahiers d'ethnomusicologie.     -An advantageous rate will be proposed to you on the publications subsidized by the Society (between 25% and 50% of discount).     -You will benefit from a special rate and priority registration for the Society's Study Days.     -You will be able to announce to the other members your concerts, projects, publications, seminars, exhibitions (etc.), thanks to this site and its newsletters.     -You can request grants with book, multimedia and audiovisual publishing.     -You will benefit from the free permanent exhibitions and garden gallery of the musée du quai Branly in Paris.  The annual membership fee is:      Full time job: 60 €     Retired, post-doctoral fellows: 45 €     Student, precarious status: 35 €  For further information, do not hesitate to contact the Secretary General (Anitha Savithri Herr):
The Board of Directors of SFE is made up of nine volunteer members elected at General Meetings. Their mandate is three years, possibly renewable. The current composition of the Board is as follows:
François Picard (President of the Society) is a professor of analytical ethnomusicology at Sorbonne University.
Clara Biermann (Vice-President) is a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the Music Department of Paris 8 University.
Véronique de Lavenère (Treasurer) is a PhD and a temporary lecturer at Sorbonne University.
Anitha Savithri Herr (Secretary) is a PhD student at Sorbonne University and a temporary lecturer at University of Evry.
Talia Bachir-Loopuyt is a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the University of Tours.
Johanni Curtet is a PhD and a temporary lecturer at the University of Rennes 2.
Cécile Delétré is a PhD student at Paris-Sorbonne University.
Ingrid Gargasson is a PhD in social and historical anthropology, affiliated to the Center for Studies of India and South Asia (CNRS-EHESS).
Stéphanie Weisser is a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Société française d'ethnomusicologie