Philip V. Bohlman's essay, “On Survival,” opens the first issue of volume 68. He first presented “On Survival” as the 2022 Charles Seeger lecture at the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, and Society for Music Theory in New Orleans. Bohlman's essay chronicles not only his trajectory as a scholar, but also the ways in which survival underpins the intellectual history of ethnomusicology. Bohlman grapples with the question of how we as ethnomusicologists make sense of a world as we work closely with collaborators and interlocutors who navigate precarity and have their own histories of survival.

In “‘The Leaves of Our Flag Surrounding the World’: Barbara B. Smith and the Sovereign Voices of a Pacific Trust Territory, 1958–1964,” Brian Diettrich explores the history of ethnomusicology in the Pacific and the biography of Barbara B. Smith, founder of the ethnomusicology program at the University of Hawai‘i at...

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