New Currents in Ethnomusicology


Call for papers deadline: 
15 Nov 2015
Conference dates: 
14 Apr 2016 to 17 Apr 2016
University of Kent
Call for papers: 

New Currents in Ethnomusicology

British Forum for Ethnomusicology: Annual Conference 2016 14–17 April 2016
University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art, 
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, UK

Keynote Speaker: 
Professor Jonathan Stock 
(University College Cork)

The BFE invites you to attend its 2016 conference, which will be held at the Historic Dockyard on the banks of the River Medway at Chatham. There was no set theme for the conference. We have received proposals on a wide variety of topics under the rubric of ‘new currents’ or ‘current research’ within ethnomusicology. Papers with a nautical theme have been particularly welcome and will help set the scene for our dockyard location.

For information on how to register, please click here.

BFE Annual Conference 2016 Brochure

BFE Annual Conference 2016 Timetable

A little about the dockyard:

A working Royal Naval shipyard from the time of Henry VIII until the mid-1980s, the dockyard is now one of the most visited tourist attractions in the southeast of England. A favourite film and TV location, boasting a brewery, a destroyer, an O-class submarine and Britain’s last remaining commercial ropery (in a historic building which stretches almost a mile in length), it is also the inspirational setting for the University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art, in whose old Admiralty buildings the conference will take place. The conference venue is easily accessible from London; trains from central London take about 45 minutes.


Travelodge Chatham Maritime Hotel
Western Avenue
Chatham ME4 4NT
Tel: 0871 559 1878
Short walking distance

Premier Inn - Chatham/Gillingham (Victory Pier)
Blake Avenue 
Gillingham ME7 1GB
Tel: 0871 527 9510
Half hour walk

King Charles Hotel (3*) 
Brompton Road
Gillingham ME7 5QT
Tel: 0163 483 0303
Family-run, short walk to Dockyard

Holiday Inn - Rochester/Chatham
Maidstone Road, 
Rochester ME5 9SF 
Tel: 0871 423 4917
Needs a car

Premier Inn - Gillingham
Gillingham Business Park
Gillingham ME8 6BY 
Tel: 0871 527 8416
Needs a car

Premier Inn - Strood 
Chariot Way
Strood ME2 2SS
Tel: 0871 527 8938
Needs a car

St George Hotel (2*)
New Road Avenue 
Chatham ME4 6BB 
Tel: 0163 484 1012
Needs a car

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel (2*) 
High Street 
Rochester ME1 1PX 
Tel: 0163 481 9245

Cedar House B&B
66 Priestfields
Rochester ME1 3AB 
Tel: 0163 432 4175
Needs a car

Orchard Cottage B&B 
11 View Road Cliffe Woods
Rochester ME7 1GB
Tel: 0163 454 0320
Needs a car

Regent Guest House 
204 Maidstone Road 
Chatham M4 6HS 
Tel: 0163 484 1810
Needs a car