The 8th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group Maqam was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina,from 8-11 November 2012.
General topic was Maqām: Historical Traces and Present Practice in South European Music Traditions.
Special topics were:
- Between maqām and mode: the intermediate realms (Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Central Europe; klezmer, Sephardic music; Roma music)
- History of Ottoman music in its expansion in the Mediterranean
- The role of Sufi brotherhoods for the propagation of the maqām in Western Europe and North Africa