The British Forum for Ethnomusicology invites submissions for the new annual BFE Book Prize to recognize outstanding scholarship in ethnomusicology written in English. Both monographs and edited volumes published in 2012 or 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 prize.
The Study Group for Mediterranean Music Studies of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) will hold its 10th Symposium at St John’s College, Cambridge, June 27–29, 2014, on the theme:
Mysticism, Magic, and the Supernatural in Mediterranean Music
This conference seeks to explore the nature of research into the relationship between music, health and wellbeing.
We are delighted to announce that our incoming co-editor for Ethnomusicology Forum will be Professor Jonathan Stock (Head of the Department of Music at University College, Cork). Jonathan's research work will be well known to much of our membership.
David was the BFE/ICTM UK Chairman from 1992-94 and has been a committee member in 1987-2000 and 2011-13. During these periods, he has been Secretary/Treasurer, Publicity Officer, ICTM Liaison and a local BFE conference organiser.
Modernity, Complex Societies, and the Alphorn by Charlotte Vignau provides a fascinating examination of the musical instrument the alphorn, alphorn music and its performance. Indeed, it is the first book about this extraordinary instrument to appear in English.
Frances Wilkins, who completed her PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2009, has recently been appointed Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, where she will be continuing her research and teaching in the area of Scottish music and related musical trad
The first number of the biannual peer-reviewed journal El oído pensante is online and of free access. View articles by Allan F. Moore, Samuel Araújo or the critical reflection on ethnomusicology by the editor Miguel A.
The Journal of Creative Communication, being published by Sage (New Delhi) has appointed Dr. Subroto Roy as one of the Guest Editors for the forthcoming special double issue on 'Popular Music of Asia: Cultural Perspectives'.
Stefanie Alisch recently completed a two-month stay in Lisbon where she undertook research into the local kuduro scene as part of her PhD project in musicology at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), Germany.