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 recognize outstanding scholarship, including the BFE Book Prize and grants and prizes for student members.
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The Call for Proposals for the upcoming 2019 BFE / RMA Research Students’ Conference, which will be hosted by the University of Sheffield, is now available. Click on the following link to the conference web page for further details:
The Call For Papers is now open for the 2018 BFE/RMA Study Day, to be held on 8th December at the University of Oxford. The topic of this conference will be ‘Music and the Internet’.
The Call for Papers is now available for the BFE Annual Conference 2019, to be held at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland from 11-14 April 2019. Click on the link below to view the CfP:
“Queerness, Voice, Embodiment”, 2nd Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, 20th-21st April 2018, Maynooth University
Symposium Report by Thomas Hilder
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.
Sydney-based ethnomusicologist and BFE member Dr Muriel E. Swijghuisen Reigersberg has co-edited a volume entitled Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide, which is due to be released by Routledge on 9th March 2018. Congratulations Muriel!
BFE member Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge has been awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant.