Benefits of Becoming a BFE Member Ethnomusicology Forum

Ethnomusicology Forum

If you require any help in joining or renewing your British Forum for Ethnomusicology membership for 2017, please get in touch with BFE at:

There are many benefits to becoming a British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) member. These include:

Subscription to Ethnomusicology Forum
Our peer-reviewed journal, Ethnomusicology Forum, is published 3 times a year, and includes at least one special issue each year. It provides an internationally renowned forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology, and encompasses the study of all music, including Western art music and popular music. As well as receiving hard copies of the journal in the post, members get prior access to journal articles online and can download PDF versions, which are digitally searchable and can be read on an e-reader. BFE members also receive online access to an additional Routledge music journal as a special benefit.


Preferential Rates at BFE Conferences and Study Days
Each year, the BFE holds a three-day conference as well as a one-day conference on a chosen theme. In addition, we regularly sponsor special study days and offer an annual student conference in conjunction with the Royal Musical Association. BFE members take advantage of preferential rates at these events.


Student Member Benefits
In addition to preferential student rates for BFE conferences and events, students may apply for bursaries to help with the costs of attending the annual three-day conference. Student members who present at that conference are also eligible for the BFE Best Student Paper Prize.


Access to the Membership Section of the BFE website
Membership provides access to a network of colleagues with shared interests and to the online membership directory, which enables you to post your details and view the research interests and contact details of other members. Members shape the future direction of the BFE. They have the right to be nominated for, and vote in, Committee elections and to participate in the Annual Business Meeting.


BFE Book Prize and Book Discounts
Members are eligible to submit books they have published for the BFE Book Prize, which was first awarded in 2014. BFE is a partner with the publisher Ashgate, which entitles members to a 20% discount on all Ashgate books.


If you wish to join the BFE with a 2016 membership please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5543
Fax: +44 (0)20 7017198