AMS Jobs / Fellowships / Conferences / Calls for Papers Bulletin Board
The AMS forwards job vacancy notices, fellowship announcements, conference announcements, calls for papers for conferences, contents of new journal issues, and other similar announcements to its "AMS-Announce" (or "Musicology-announce") bulletin boards.
Important things to note when preparing to submit a post:
- posts may be no more than 300 words in length: summarize and point to a web site for details
- a repeat or reminder post can be sent, but it must be at least six weeks after initial post
- make it easy for readers to quickly see what it's about: place key information (title, conference date, location, cfp deadline, web site) at the top of the post
- do not submit an attachment
- emend email addresses (remove the @ symbol) thus: xyz -at- domain.com
For ease of use, postings to the bulletin boards are prefixed by category: JOB, FWP, CONF, CFP, ANNOUNCEMENT.
This is a free service for those wishing to advertise jobs, fellowships, conferences, and other announcements. Membership in the AMS is not required, but we encourage readers to join and support AMS activities.
To have an item posted: after reading the guidelines for posts, please forward your information and request in the body of an e-mail to the AMS office. Bob Judd will forward it to the bulletin board, typically within 24 hours. Posts are sent to some 3,000 subscribers via email, and posted to the internet. Once posted, they cannot be deleted.
The posts are sent to three mirrors:
1) AMS-Announce via the University of Nebraska's email distribution list (Listserv)
This list is commercial-free and run with L-Soft Listserv software, thanks to the administrative assistance of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. See the AMS-Announce subscription page for information on how to subscribe or log in at the Listserv List Member Home at UNL.
This version of the list has the advantage of being advertising-free.
Posts prior to 1 May 2016 are archived at Google and Yahoo Groups (see below), and at Bowdoin College.
2) Musicology-announce via Google Groups
This list is hosted via Google. It has e-mail options similar to (1) above, with the advantage of an easily searchable web-based archive. It includes Google's standard advertising.
Visit the Google Groups Musicology-Announce-2 page to see previous posts at this site.
3) Musicology-announce via Yahoo Groups
This list is hosted via Yahoo. It has e-mail options as 1 and 2 above, and an easily searchable web-based archive. It includes Yahoo's standard advertising.
Visit the Yahoo Groups Musicology-Announce page to subscribe or view the archives (which date from 4/25/2001).
For a bulletin board that focuses on conferences in musicology (chronological order), see the Music Conferences page maintained by J.P.E. Harper-Scott.
For a listing of ongoing grants and fellowships, see the AMS Ongoing Grants and Fellowships page.
The AMS maintains a separate web page for new books in musicology.
Size of posts: Posts should be clear and short, directing interested readers to a web site for fuller information wherever possible. Posts longer than three hundred words (JOURNAL CONTENTS posts excepted) are subject to editing or rejection. Posts with nonfunctioning URL references will be rejected. (Rationale: readers tend to avoid longer posts, web sites work well for details, and short posts save bandwidth.)
Repetition of information: "Reminder" posts may be submitted no more than once for any given announcement. Reminder posts will be fewer than fifty words and will refer interested readers to a web site and the original AMS-Announce post. Reminder posts may be submitted six or more weeks after the date of the original post. (Rationale: list readers tire of repetition and the purpose of the list is undermined if too much repetition occurs.)
Frequency of announcements: Organizations may submit announcements no more than once every six weeks. Please consolidate your information into a single post wherever possible.
Conference Announcements: Each event may have one Call for Papers (CFP) with a reminder and one Conference (CONF) announcement with a reminder during a twelve-month period.
Keep the post short and to the point, and use a URL to direct readers to a web site with full information.
For all CONF and CFP notices, please note the preferred format:
Conference title (spell out acronymns)
[Deadline, if CFP]
Conference web site URL
Conference venue (institution and city)
Details (300 words max)
Please proofread your announcements carefully. It is impossible to "unsend" an email.
Topics: AMS-Announce posts should be clearly related to musicology and related subjects of more than mere local interest. Topics such as jobs in musicology, musicology-related conferences, grants, fellowships, or important musicological events are appropriate. Job postings unrelated to musicology, event announcements unlikely to be of widespread interest, and the like are not appropriate for this list. Posts that advertise programs of graduate study in musicology must be declined.
Formatting: Posts are may be sent in "plain text" or HTML markup.
Emend all email addresses as follows: "xxx -at- xxx.xxx", i.e. substitute " -at- " for the "@" sign.
Attachments are not sent to the list.
To have an item posted, please
forward your information and request in an e-mail to the AMS office. Bob will forward it to the bulletin board, typically within 24 hours. Due to the nature of the list and the volume of posts, the AMS cannot send "confirmation" posts or enter into extensive correspondence regarding posts. Those seeking to confirm postings should look in the archives (links above).
Posts are not removed from the bulletin boards once posted.
Please send your announcement in the body of an email as plain text or HTML.
Appeals to AMS-Announce Decisions. Decision appeals may be made to the AMS Communications Committee. The petitioner should explain why the announcement decision made by the AMS office staff should be overturned, and provide background correspondence in support of the appeal. The Committee on Communications, in consultation with the AMS office staff involved with the initial decision, will consider such an appeal and respond within two weeks. The decision of the Communications Committee is final.
Further information: Please contact Bob Judd at the AMS if other questions arise.