We’re very excited to announce that our Digital Folk One-Day Conference will take place next year at the University of Sheffield, on 19th April 2017. This represents a fantastic opportunity to meet and share ideas with colleagues from all over the world and to debate some of the issues the can arise when folk and traditional arts come into contact with digital technologies. We can’t wait to meet you all.

We’ve already had some excellent responses to our Call for Papers (click here: but have decided to extend the deadline to the 30th November in order to draw in the most diverse and innovative selection of topics. Please do submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to us at at any time before the end of the month. We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas.

It may also be of interest to many of you to hear that the Digital Folk one-day gathering will function as a kind of sister event to the British Forum of Ethnomusicology‘s annual conference, which also takes place at the University of Sheffield, from 20th to 23rd April 2017 (there are more details here: This also promises to be an exciting and enjoyable event, and we hope that some of you might be able to join us for both!

Any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch…