Call for Expressions of Interest in Hosting the BFE’s Autumn Conference in 2024 or the BFE’s Annual Conference in April 2025

Please respond by 1st March 2024

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) invites expressions of interest from institutions interested in hosting either the BFE’s Autumn Conference in 2024 or the Annual Conference in April 2025.

Autumn Conference 2024

The BFE Autumn Conference is usually held on a Saturday in November (although late October and early December are also possibilities). This conference is more narrowly themed than the Annual Conference and focuses on specific, sometimes emerging, areas of ethnomusicologicial enquiry. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

A summary of past Autumn Conferences can be found at

Annual Conference 2025

The BFE Annual Conference runs for four days (usually from Thursday to Sunday) and is normally held in April during the Easter vacation period. The Annual Conference typically has a theme, although delegates may present research on any subject of interest to ethnomusicologists.

A summary of past Annual Conferences can be found at

BFE conferences will be the financial responsibility of the host institution, but the local arrangements committee will be supported by the BFE’s conference liaison officer(s).

To express interest in hosting either conference, please send no more than one side of paper outlining:

• a proposed theme and description;

• who will be responsible for planning the event;
• the advantages of hosting it at your institution.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the conference liaison officer, Matthew Machin-Autenrieth at If you would like to have an informal conversation about hosting the conference before sending an expression of interest, do please get in touch.