British Forum for Ethnomusicology / Royal Musical Association Annual Research Students' Conference

10-12 January 2019

University of Sheffield


Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London)

Yvonne Liao (University of Oxford)

Call for Proposals

The Department of Music at the University of Sheffield is delighted to host the 2019 British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference. We welcome UK and international postgraduates to present their research and creative practice in an inclusive, friendly, and supportive atmosphere. The conference will also include training and careers workshops, informal performance opportunities, and a variety of social and networking events.

We welcome both traditional and innovative formats for presentations relating to any areas of musical research, including composition, audiovisual media, performance, and/or other creative practices, as well as musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, and research that cuts across (sub-)disciplinary boundaries. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Alternatively, papers can be proposed for a shorter ‘lightning’ format, allowing 5 minutes and one slide.

We also welcome proposals for posters, which optionally can be linked to a paper in either conventional or ‘lightning’ format.

Proposals responding to this general call should be sent to

bferma2019 -at- by 9am Monday 29 October 2018.

Proposals should include:

  • your name

  • email address

  • affiliation

  • title of your presentation

  • abstract of no more than 250 words

Please make any unusual space, format, or equipment requirements clear in addition to your abstract.

Alongside this general invitation, we encourage proposals in several themed strands, including acoustic and electroacoustic composition, performance, and software or hardware demonstration, details of which can be found in the full CfP on the conference website:


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