If you are a student or unwaged scholar who has been accepted to present a paper at the BFE's 2019 Annual Conference at the University of Aberdeen, and a member of the BFE, you are eligible for one of a limited number of bursaries to help defray the costs of attending, comprising a subsidy of up
Welcome from Simon McKerrell, Chair of the BFE
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) aims to advance the study of musical life in its full richness and diversity. We provide a forum for engaging in debate and sharing the findings of research through our many conferences and study days and through the publication of our journal Ethnomusicology Forum, in association with Routledge. We offer awards to recognize outstanding scholarship, including the BFE Book Prize and grants and prizes for student members.
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The Royal Musical Association invites expressions of interest from UK universities and conservatoires in hosting the following future conferences:
BFE/RMA Research Students' Conference January 2022
We are thrilled to share the news that this year's winner of the Rob Schultz Junior Scholar Award is BFE Member and previous BFE Fieldwork Award winner Saeid Kord Mafi (SOAS, University of London). Tabrik migam Saeid!
We are pleased to announce the films shortlisted for the first Ethnomusicology Film Award, sponsored by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, as part of the RAI Film Festival 2019.
Please respond by 1 July 2019
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) invites expressions of interest from institutions interested in hosting the BFE Annual and One-Day Conferences in 2020 and 2021.
Annual Conferences 2021
We are delighted to share the news that BFE Member Dr. Moshe Morad and Dr. Amalia Ran’s edited volume “Mazal Tov Amigos!
The BFE Student Prize for 2018 recognises an outstanding paper presented by a student at this year’s BFE Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Newcastle, 12-15 April 2018.
Congratulations to BFE member Frances Wilkins, who has released a new book publication in the SOAS Musicology Series called Singing The Gospel Along Scotland's North-East Coast, 1859-2009 (Routledge 2018).
Following last year's call for applications to the BFE Fieldwork Grant Awards scheme, we are delighted to announce that a total of four fieldwork grants have been awarded for 2018. Once again, the standard of applications was extremely high.
Sydney-based ethnomusicologist and BFE member Dr Muriel E. Swijghuisen Reigersberg has co-edited a volume entitled Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide, which is due to be released by Routledge on 9th March 2018. Congratulations Muriel!