Join BFE

To join the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, please follow this link to the Routledge website. Membership is open to all interested parties anywhere in the world.

Membership tiered rates (from 2014)

  • Students/unwaged (£20 / €24 / $31) Anyone in full-time education or currently without regular income*
  • Regular (£32 / €38 / $50) Anyone earning a regular salary below the enhanced rate
  • Enhanced (£46 / €54 / $72) Anyone earning a salary above £43k / €50k / $65k

*Proof of student ID may be required from time to time.

Membership includes a personal subscription to Ethnomusicology Forum, which is published three times per year from 2011.

Advantages of the membership.

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.

Please note: By becoming a member, you will not automatically receive the news of the electronic BFE-list. Please sign up here for the BFE email list!


Subscription Admin

The subscription year for all members runs from January to December. If you are joining part-way through a calendar year, your membership will count for the current year and you will receive all of the journal issues relating to that year.

Please note that renewal reminders will be sent out to existing members from September, to allow sufficient time for administration.

In case of difficulties concerning membership, please contact:

Informa UK Limited, T&F Customer Services
Sheepen Place
Essex CO3 3LP

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

Membership is administered by Routledge, the publisher of BFE's journal Ethnomusicology Forum.