We are pleased to announce that the 2020 BFE One-day Conference will take place online on Saturday 7th November 2020, and will be hosted by the University of Lincoln. The deadline for paper and panel proposals is 5pm UK time on 14th August 2020, and the Call for Papers can be found here: https://bfe.org.uk/conf/ethnomusicology-and-music-enterprise-catastrophi...
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17 May 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the 2020 BFE Book Prize is awarded to Benjamin Tausig for his 2019 book Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint (New York: OUP). The 2020 Book Prize Panel - Ioannis Tsioulakis (Chair), Britta Sweers and Jonathan Stock - noted that Benjamin's book "is superbly written—it turns its own pages—and admirably represents the best new writing in ethnomusicology today". The Commendation for the 2020 competition goes to Angela Impey for her 2018 book Song Walking: Women, Music, and Environmental Justice in an African Borderland (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press). The panel noted that Song Walking is "a beautifully composed book" and stated that it "addresses key issues in today’s world, including women’s rights, environmental access and the inequities of conservation practices and rhetorics." Huge congratulations to Benjamin and Angela! And many thanks to everyone who submitted, and to our 2020 Book Prize Panel for their hard work in judging the many excellent submissions for our 2020 competition. To read more about both winners and their fantastic monographs, visit the BFE Book Prize page on our website.