Talam Jasmina

Talam, Jasmina graduated from the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo, where she currently works as a professor of ethnomusicological subjects and holds the position of head of the Institute for Musicology. In 2018, she received a fellowship from the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture for postdoctoral research. Her research interest is related to musical instruments, methodology of field and archival work, gender, spiritual musical practices and music and minorities. She was the leader of 12 scientific domestic and international scientific projects. She gave more than 30 guest lectures at universities in Montenegro, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain and Turkey. She is the author of forty scientific papers, five books, and she edited four CDs of historical scientific sound recordings with an accompanying booklet. Of particular importance are the books Folk Musical Instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) and Bosnians in Sweden – Music and Identity (Svenskt visarkiv and Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien, 2019). She is a member of the research centers 244 CISAR – Center for Interdisciplinary Social Applied Research (since 2015), Research Center for European Multipart Music, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (since 2016), Kommission zur Erforschung musikalischer Volkskulturen in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (since 2016) and Svenskt visarkiv (since 2018). She was the first president of the International Council for Traditional Music – the National Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2021 she was elected as a member of the Executive Board of ICTM for the period 2021-2027 year. She serves as the president of the ICTM Committee for the Middle East and Central Asia, and a member of the committee for ICTM archives and ICTM publishing activities. Acc. prof. Ph.D. Jasmina Talam has received several praises and awards, among which the award of the University of Sarajevo for special contribution in the sciences of national importance for the year 2019. In January 2022, she was elected as a corresponding member of the Kungl, Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur (Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy of Swedish Folk Culture).