The British Forum for Ethnomusicology is committed to holding regular conferences so as to provide a forum in which interested persons may share the findings of and engage in dialogue about their research.
The BFE annual conference, which runs for four days, is usually held mid-April during the Easter vacation period at a different venue in the UK. The conference focuses on a particular theme, but there is also an opportunity to present research in progress on any subject of interest to ethnomusicologists. Besides its academic merit, the conference provides a social space for listening to and making music. Students are encouraged to attend and present papers, and a number of bursaries may be offered to assist them (subject to committee approval).
The one-day conference is normally held in November, for which papers are invited on a specific theme. Students are encouraged to attend and present papers. Information about the forthcoming one-day conference will be available shortly.
The BFE has recently started the National Graduate Conference for Ethnomusicology in the UK. This three-day conference is hosted by the Institute of Musical Research in central London and supported by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. It provides a forum in the UK for graduate students in ethnomusicology to meet, discuss, and network with graduates from other disciplines interested in the relationship between music and culture.
For information on music-related conferences held by other organisations, you may search the Golden Pages hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.