BFE Committee Membership Announcement

Dear BFE members, 

Following the recent call for nominations for election to the BFE Committee, I would like to update you on the membership of the Committee.

Following the call, we received nominations from Deirdre Morgan (Membership Liaison), Matthew Machin-Autenrieth (Conference Co-Liaison), Ruard Absaroka (Treasurer) and David Wong (Website Administrator). 

As the four nominations did not exceed the number of Committee places available, voting is not required and all nominated candidates are deemed to have been elected (see Rule 7ii of the BFE constitution, see

I’m delighted, therefore, to welcome Deirdre and Matthew to the Committee and I am pleased that Ruard Absaroka and David Wong are re-elected to their current roles. These appointments will commence following the next AGM at our annual conference in Newcastle. At the next AGM, Frances Wilkins (Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen) will also be co-opted for a one-year term as Annual Conference Liaison. 

Three committee members, Byron Dueck, Ilana Webster-Kogen and Keith Howard have come to the end of their terms and will stand down after the next AGM. On behalf of the committee, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Byron, Ilana and Keith for the invaluable contribution they have made to the BFE. Although no longer on the Committee, Keith has agreed to continue to act as the ICTM Liaison until the next ICTM World Conference in Bangkok in July 2019, for which he is programme co-chair. 

Calls for further nominations to posts on the BFE Committee will be sent out later in the year.

Barley Norton

Chair, British Forum for Ethnomusicology