Launch Event: International Journal of Traditional Arts

Here’s an open invitation to the Launch Event for the new International Journal of Traditional Arts:

Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps and Dr Simon McKerrell are delighted to invite you all to the official launch of the International Journal of Traditional Arts, which will take place at the Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Washington DC on the 12th November 2016.

Venue: Palladium Room, Omni-Shoream Hotel, Washington D.C.

Date & Time: 12th November 8-9pm
The International Journal of Traditional Arts is an international, peer-reviewed gold open access journal that promotes a broad-ranging understanding of the relevance of traditional arts in contemporary social life. The journal publishes leading and robust scholarship on traditional arts from around the world with a focus on the contemporary policy and practice of traditional music, dance, drama, oral narrative and crafts. We define ‘traditional arts’ as artistic and creative practices that function as a marker of identity for a particular cultural group and that have grown out of their oral tradition or that have been newly created using characteristics derived from oral tradition (although we would also welcome submissions that look to expand such definitions). We are interested in publishing high quality scholarship from ethnomusicology, cultural sociology, anthropology, ethnology, ethnochoreology, cultural policy, folklore, musicology, cultural studies, cultural economics, heritage and tourism studies that focuses upon contemporary policy and practice in the traditional arts.

Any of you who are in Washington DC for the SEM conference, please come along and help us celebrate the launch of this new journal and support this new open access venture!

More information about the Journal (including the inaugural Call for Papers), can be found at:

yours sincerely,

Drs. Simon McKerrell (Newcastle University) and Simon Keegan-Phipps (University of Sheffield),
(founding co-editors).