The biennial BFE Book Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in ethnomusicology written in English. Both monographs and edited volumes published in the two years preceding each Prize are eligible to be submitted. (Co)authors and (co)editors must all be BFE members at the time of submission, while contributors to edited collections are welcome to join. No book may be entered more than once for this prize. This prestigious award carries a prize of £100.
BFE Book Prize - 2016
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology invites submissions for the BFE Book Prize to recognize outstanding scholarship in ethnomusicology written in English. Both monographs and edited volumes published in 2014 or 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 prize. (Co)authors and (co)editors must all be BFE members at the time of submission, while contributors to edited collections are welcome to join. No book may be entered more than once for this prize. This prestigious award will be presented at the BFE annual conference at the University of Kent from 14-17 April and carries a prize of £100.
To enter, please send THREE copies of the nominated book, together with a brief biography of the author(s)/editor(s), email address, and confirmation of BFE membership, by post to:
Dr Trevor Wiggins
Committee Chair, British Forum for Ethnomusicology Book Prize
5 Linden Vale
Exeter EX4 4LF
Deadline: all submissions should arrive at the above postal address by Monday 9 November 2015 at the latest.
For books scheduled to be published in November or December 2015, a pdf of the entire book manuscript can be submitted by the 9 November deadline to the Committee Chair by email at tvw1btinternet.com followed by submission of three printed copies of the book asap after publication.
BFE Book Prize Winners:
1st winner of the BFE Book Prize (2014):
Novak, David. Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.
This prestigious award was presented at the BFE Annual General Meeting during the BFE annual conference at SOAS (July 2014). The BFE book committee (Martin Stokes, Simon Mills, and Hettie Malcomson) worked long and hard during the selection process, and were impressed by the extremely high quality of many of the books. In total, 17 monographs and 9 edited volumes were received, totalling 26 books, published in 2012 or 2013. The books were written by authors from diverse institutional backgrounds on subjects spanning the breadth of the current ethnomusicological field. Over half of these books were published by UK presses, with entries also with Chinese, German and US publishers. The BFE is grateful to all those who submitted books to this competition and looks forward to future contributions. It especially wishes to thank the three judges who reviewed the submissions: Martin Stokes (Kings College London), Simon Mills (Durham University), and Hettie Malcomson, chair (Southampton University).