Šehović Lana

Šehović, Lana musicologist, music writer, and music journalist. She completed her undergraduate studies and holds master’s degree in Musicology from the Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo, in 2006. In 2014 she received her PhD with a dissertation on Musical Life in Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian rule. She started her engagement at the Department of Musicology of the University of Sarajevo’s Academy of Music in 2007, where she currently holds the position of an Associate Professor. Her duties at the Academy have included those of the ViceDean for Concert Production (2016-2017), and the Head of the Department for Musicology and Ethnomusicology (2017-present), as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the internationally recognized and only Bosnian scientific musicological journal Časopis za muzičku kulturu Muzika [Journal for Music Culture Music] (2014-2019). She has presented papers at symposia in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. During the past decade, she has launched several projects to revitalize the musical past of BiH by curating and moderating several concerts based on authentic manuscripts of domestic composers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Those activities resulted in publishing of several compact discs, such as Kratka muzička biografija Bosne i Hercegovine (1878–1918)] [Short Musical Biography of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878–1918)] and Prvih stotinu godina bh. solo pjesme [The first 100 years of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian solo song]. She has been a member of RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) National Committee for Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2016. In 2019 she was part of the expert team to enlist Sevdalinka in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In 2019 she published her first book Ženski identiteti u muzičkom životu austrougarskog Sarajeva [Female Identities in the Musical Life of Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian rule], the first and only book on gender and position of women in cultural and musical life in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The book was published by the University of Sarajevo – Academy of Music, in Bosnian language.