[MEI-L] CfP MEI Strategy Development Group

Eleanor Selfridge-Field esfield at stanford.edu
Fri Jun 7 01:34:31 CEST 2013

Hi, Benjamin,

You are starting out with a good steering group.  Perhaps you should mail
out small parts of the agenda to a large group and see what responses come
in.  Or...you could identify several topics that need to be addressed and
put them in a survey.

I'll be happy to read what you come up with, but I doubt I will be able to
take an active part in drafting the provisions.  Good luck with the task.


Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Consulting Professor, Music (and, by courtesy, Symbolic Systems)
Braun Music Center #129
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3076, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: mei-l-bounces+esfield=stanford.edu at lists.uni-paderborn.de
[mailto:mei-l-bounces+esfield=stanford.edu at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On
Behalf Of Benjamin Wolff Bohl
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 9:44 AM
To: mei-l at lists.uni-paderborn.de
Subject: [MEI-L] CfP MEI Strategy Development Group

Dear List:eners,
as mentioned before, in my personal report from the MEI Council Meeting at
Mainz, MEI has to find new structures for future community development and
Having proposed to initialize formation of this group I hereby invite
everyone to join the efforts of

> A *Strategy Development Group*
> assigned to come up with proposals for a new organization of MEI. This
> group should represent the complete MEI Community, including delegates
> from peer groups that might not be involved at the moment. For this
> reason, it was proposed to use MEI-L to gather interested parties for
> this basically open group.
> For practical reasons, an initial group of volunteers was set up,
> which consists of:
> - Axel Teich Geertinger,
> - Laurent Pugin, (@Laurent: as you were proposed while shortly absent,
> is this your will?)
> - Christine Siegert, and
> - Benjamin W. Bohl.
> **Call for Participation** Anyone interested in joining this group
> please communicate this by replying to this message via MEI-L.
> If there are no objections I would like to volunteer for coordinating
> the formation of this group during this initial phase.
> The preliminary schedule for this group is to draft at least two
> proposals for future organization of the MEI Community within the next
> year; bringing these proposals to discussion both in MEI Council and
> MEI Community, for decision.
> It was agreed, that transparency and avoidance of bureaucratic
> overhead should be essential features of new structures, and democracy
> and participatory aspects should be considered likewise, but without
> neglecting efficient and simple structures. This might include careful
> reconsideration of the current structures (MEI Council and MEI
> Technical Team) that nevertheless have proved to be very helpful and
> effective fostering the interest of MEI Community and bringing it to
> ist current shape.
> It was also agreed that once new structures and forms of organizing
> MEI Community should be established, these would be examined after a
> number of years, with the option to revert or change to a different

If you are interested in joining this group and developing strategies for
the future of MEI, please contact me directly. A Mailinglist for internal
discussions of this group will be available shortly and I'd be happy to
send you an invitation to the list.

Best regards,

Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn BMBF-Projekt "Freischütz
Benjamin Wolff Bohl
Gartenstraße 20
D–32756 Detmold

Tel. +49 (0) 5231 / 975-669
Fax: +49 (0) 5231 / 975-668
E-Mail: bohl at edirom.de


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