Regretfully, owing to the seriousness of the COVID-19 situation, Bath Spa University has been forced to cancel all its events in March and April.
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.
If you would like to keep in touch with BFE news, activities and events please join our email list and follow our social media site. Membership is open to anyone interested in the study of music and dance from all parts of the world. If you are interested in becoming a BFE member please click here for information about the benefits of membership. Thanks for visiting our website and please contact us if you would like to know more.
Are you a student who has been accepted to present a paper at the BFE’s 2020 conference at Bath Spa University and a member of the BFE? If so, you are eligible for one of a limited number of bursaries to help defray the costs of attending, comprising a subsidy of up to £100.
The BFE's academic journal Ethnomusicology Forum is advertising for a new Reviews Editor and a new Co-editor: plese see both calls below and please note that these are separate calls for two distinct positions:
Legacies of Resistance, Responding to Oppression: Changing
Dynamics in LGBTQ+ Music Activism and Scholarship
3rd Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group
26th-27th April 2019
University of Southampton
Symposium Report by Thomas R. Hilder
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.
Congratulations to BFE member Frances Wilkins, who has released a new book publication in the SOAS Musicology Series called Singing The Gospel Along Scotland's North-East Coast, 1859-2009 (Routledge 2018).
Following last year's call for applications to the BFE Fieldwork Grant Awards scheme, we are delighted to announce that a total of four fieldwork grants have been awarded for 2018. Once again, the standard of applications was extremely high.