The BFE, in association with Routledge, publishes the scholarly journal Ethnomusicology Forum (formerly the British Journal of Ethnomusicology). Since 2011, the journal appears three times per year. Volumes focusing on a specific theme and prepared by a guest editor alternate with general issues that include a range of articles covering a broader field of interest. The journal seeks to provide a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology.
Ethnomusicology is defined broadly as the study of "people making music", encompassing the study of all musics, including Western art music and popular musics. The articles published in Ethnomusicology Forum often emphasise first-hand, sustained engagement with people as music makers, taking the form of ethnographic writing following one or more periods of fieldwork.
Previous journal issues
- To obtain previous issues of Ethnomusicology Forum (volume 13 onwards) please contact Taylor and Francis (Routledge).
Herndon Award for article published in Ethnomusicology Forum
Congratulations to David Kaminsky whose article, “Gender and Sexuality in the Polska: Swedish Couple Dancing and the Challenge of Egalitarian Flirtation” in Ethnomusicology Forum 20(2), August 2011, pp. 123–52 has been given the Marcia Herndon award for 2012 by the Society for Ethnomusicology. The citation reads: “The Herndon Award Committee identified David Kaminsky’s article as one that demonstrates innovative application of theory and is written convincingly using compelling ethnographic data. It is a critical analysis of the interactions between two forces currently at work in the Swedish polska dance scene: a gender--‐ neutral pedagogical system and a heteronormative social dance environment.” In recognition of the award, David’s article has been made a free download for a limited period of time. Access it here!
Follow Ethnomusicology Forum on Twitter
Routledge has recently set up a Twitter page for the Routledge Music journals. We will be sending regular updates to our followers so that they can keep up with what is going on with Ethnomusicology Forum, as well as our other titles in the Routledge Music list. We will be sending information on news and developments with our journals, calls for papers, forthcoming special issues, special offers and events. We felt that, in particular, this would be an effective way to communicate with students and getting them to read and use our journals more regularly. Ethnomusicology Forum will be featured on here from time to time, with direct links to articles/calls for papers/information on special issues etc. This is designed to raise further awareness of the journal, and to tell as many people as possible about new articles and issues. We are currently working to promote our Twitter forum and increase the number of followers that we have – as this is a very new initiative. There is a link below, which takes you directly to Twitter. If you feel it is appropriate, do please send the link on to your colleagues and students so that they can register to follow us.