On the 19th February 2021, the BFE Committee held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the registration categories for the upcoming annual conference hosted by Bath Spa University (8–11 April 2021).
Welcome from Simon McKerrell, Chair of the BFE
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) aims to advance the study of musical life in its full richness and diversity. We provide a forum for engaging in debate and sharing the findings of research through our many conferences and study days and through the publication of our journal Ethnomusicology Forum, in association with Routledge. We offer awards to recognise outstanding scholarship, including the BFE Book Prize and grants and prizes for student members.
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Call for New BFE Committee Members
Deadline for Nominations: Friday 19th March 2021
We are thrilled to announce that three fieldwork grants have been awarded for the 2021 BFE Fieldwork Grants scheme. Hearty congratulations are due to Meg Hyland, Rim Jasmin Irscheid and and Natalie Mason, our 2021 award recipients.
Registration is now open for this year's online Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 8-11 April 2021, being hosted by the School of Music and Performing Arts at Bath Spa University, on the theme of Music, Culture and Nature.
The family of ethnomusicologist Peter Cooke, who passed away on 28th December 2020, have very kindly shared an online link for BFE members to virtually attend Peter's funeral:
It gives us great pleasure to announce that two fieldwork grants have been awarded for the 2020 BFE Fieldwork Grants scheme. Hearty congratulations are due to Yara Salahiddeen and Dunya Habash, who are the 2020 grant recipients.
We are delighted to announce that a total of four fieldwork grants have been awarded for the 2019 BFE Fieldwork Grant Awards scheme. We offer huge congratulations to Graihagh Cordwell, Alice Rose, Chrysi Kyratsou and Jaana Serres, who are the 2019 grant recipients.
We are delighted to share the news that BFE Member Dr. Moshe Morad and Dr. Amalia Ran’s edited volume “Mazal Tov Amigos!
The BFE Student Prize for 2018 recognises an outstanding paper presented by a student at this year’s BFE Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Newcastle, 12-15 April 2018.