International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

8th Symposium of ICTM Study Group on Maqam

The 8th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group on Maqām will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, between 8 and 11 November 2012.

More information on place and situation/condition will be provided by the host as soon as possible.

General topic

Maqām: Historical Traces and Present Practice in South European Music Traditions

Special topics

  1. Between maqām and mode: the intermediate realms (Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Central Europe; klezmer, Sephardic music; Roma music).
  2. History of Ottoman music in its expansion in the Mediterranean.
  3. The role of Sufi brotherhoods for the propagation of the maqām in Western Europe and North Africa

Herewith we call for papers, of which an abstract of not more than 250 words should be sent via email to the programme committee. Please, indicate which kind of technical support you may need.

The definite deadline for submissions will be the 29th of February 2012. Early submissions are highly appreciated.

You will get your confirmation until 1st of May, thus you will have enough time to organise your trip and eventually some funding. Please, do not hesitate in case of any questions or suggestions to contact the local organiser or the programme committee.

Programme committee

Jasmina Talam
Dr. Jasmina Talam
Academy of Music
Josipa Stadlera 1/II
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
tel: 00387 33  44 21 26
fax: 00387 33  44 48 96


Jürgen Elsner
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Elsner
Heinestr. 97
16341 Panketal
tel/fax: 0049-30-9444061


Jean During
Prof. Dr. Jean During
5 b rue C. Ollier
93360 Neuilly Plaisance


Prof. Dr. Gisa Jähnichen
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Faculty of Human Ecology – Music Department
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor D.E.
Tel: 00603 8946 7127