Call for Expressions of Interest in Hosting BFE Annual and One-Day Conferences

Please respond by 8th April 2021

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) invites expressions of interest from institutions interested in hosting the BFE Annual and One-Day Conferences in 2022 and 2023.

Annual Conferences 2022 and 2023

BFE Annual Conferences run for four days (from Thursday to Sunday) and are usually held in April during the Easter vacation period. Annual Conferences typically have a theme, although delegates may present research on any subject of interest to ethnomusicologists. A summary of past Annual Conferences can be found at

One-Day Conferences 2022 and 2023

BFE One-Day Conferences are usually held on Saturdays in November (although late October and early December are also possibilities). They are more narrowly themed than Annual Conferences and focus on specific, sometimes emerging, areas of ethnomusicologicial enquiry. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. A summary of past One-Day Conferences can be found at

Expressing Interest

For further information or informal conversations about the possibility of hosting these conferences, please contact Matthew Machin-Autenrieth at (in relation to the annual conference) and Stephen Wilford at (in relation to the one-day conference). We would be happy to meet to discuss hosting during the forthcoming Annual Conference at the University of Aberdeen.

To express interest, please send no more than one side of paper outlining
• a proposed theme;
• who will be responsible for planning the event;
• the advantages of hosting it at your institution.