We are thrilled to announce that Rachel Harris (SOAS) has been awarded the 2022 BFE Book Prize for her 2020 book Soundscapes of Uygur Islam.
Welcome from Byron Dueck, 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.
Following the BFE Annual Conference at the Open University in April 2022, 16 papers were submitted for the BFE Student Prize.
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology is very happy to announce that starting in 2022 it will offer up to 30 BFE-supported memberships annually to scholars facing significant economic or political hardship.
We are delighted to announce the winner and commendation for the 2022 BFE Early Career Prize. This prize is awarded biennially for a distinguished article written by a BFE member who is in the early stages of their career.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 11 March 2022
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks a part-time Membership Administrator.
We offer hearty congratulations to BFE member Liselotte Sels, whose new mongraph on Turkish folk music has just been published!
We offer huge congratulations to BFE Member Ross Cole, whose new monograph has just been published!
Dear BFE Members,
We are inviting all members of the BFE to vote on the list of proposed sub-topics below, which will form the basis of the conference’s Call for Papers. We invite you to indicate up to four preferred options from this list:
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.