Preliminary Announcement




June 24–27, 2020


Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France


2020 will mark the tenth anniversary meeting of the AAWM conference series, bringing together scholars, composers, and performers to explore the world’s music, both past and present. The meeting in Paris will include a special panel session on Music and Evolution, in association with the Musée de l'Homme, and another in honor of one of France's most eminent world music scholars, Simha Arom.


An official call for papers will be made in 2019. 


Program Committee co-chairs: Nathalie Fernando (Université de Montréal), Chris Stover (Arizona State University), and Maisie Sum (University of Waterloo).


Local Arrangements Committee: Sylvie Le Bomin, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Musée de l'Homme; and Susanne Fürniss, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Musée de l'Homme.


Organizing Committee: Áine Heneghan (University of Michigan), Somangshu Mukherji (University of Michigan), Lawrence Shuster (SUNY Purchase), and Costas Tsougras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).



We would like, too, to introduce a new initiative of AAWM, the biennial AAWM Special Topics Symposium. The first event, on the topic of "Computational Approaches to World Music Analysis," will be held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Birmingham, UK, on July 2–4, 2019. An official announcement for this new symposium series, including a call for papers, will be made soon.


For more information about past AAWM conferences and the AWWM journal, please visit our website at


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