Michael Collyer: Migrant Subjectivities and Crisis Narratives in the Euro-med Region

In this episode, Professor Michael Collyer, a geographer at the University of Sussex tells us about the different narratives people employ when talking about migration and borders. According to French sociologist Abdelmalek Sayad, immigration policy reveals how a state “thinks of itself,” and a lot can be gleaned about Morocco, Collyer says, through understanding how it approaches migrant populations living within its borders. Through discussing different narratives hoisted upon migrants—such as victimization, rebellion and autonomy—Collyer sheds light on the motivations behind changing migration policies both in Morocco, the African Union, the European Union and beyond. The American Legation was pleased to welcome Dr. Collyer on October 9, over a decade after he taught in the Geography Department at Université Abdelmalek Essadi in Tetouan over a decade ago. Sam Metz, a Tangier-based Fulbright Scholar working in migrant communities moderated the event.
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Sarah Ariche Acoustic Concert

سارة عريش مغنية، مؤلفة موسيقية و مديرة كورال، وقد تميزت وسط المشهد الفني في طنجة منذ سنها المبكر بأسلوبها المستوحى من الفولك والكلاسيكية والعربية الأندلسية والروك وموسيقى الجاز
من خلال هذا العرض، قدمت سارة شكل جديد من الموسيقى الأندلسية و السفاردية، و قد قدمت أيضا ثلات أغاني من ألبومها الجديد و الذي سيتم خروجه ببداية سنة 2018
كانت سارة مرفقة بمحمد شكلي على آلة الكمان، و فرقة فرماطا بالكورال
Sarah Ariche is a singer, composer, and choirmaster. She has marked the Tangier musical scene since her early age with her style, inspired from folk, classical, Arab-andalousy, rock, and jazz music.
Throughout this concert, Sarah has performed a new form of Andalusian and Sephardic music, and has also presented three songs of her upcoming album to be released in early 2018.
Sarah was accompanied by Mohamed Chakli on violin, and the Fermata choir project for choir.

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation / Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) Social Sciences Research Methodology Training Workshop for North African Scholars

HFG-2018-Workshop-Announcement

The Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) and the Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA) are pleased to announce the 2018 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HGF) Methodological and Proposal Development Training Workshop series for North African Scholars.  For registration details, visit the above link.

The two three-day workshops will bring together 12 young Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan and Tunisian scholars researching the relationship between violence and a number of areas of inquiry including social change, political action, and economic development. Selected participants will work with international experts to hone the research design on a research project in its early stages of development. While the first workshop will focus on the essential elements of research methodology and design, the second installment will revolve around, discussing ways to incorporate these essentials into the research design of individual research projects, as well as developing a proposal.

Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan and Tunisian scholars under the age of 40 working on how violence broadly intersects with the themes discussed above are strongly encouraged to apply. The workshop will be held in English.

The first workshop will take place in Tunis from January 26 – January 28, 2018. All expenses related to travel; accommodation and catering will be covered by CEMAT for selected participants

Candidate Application Deadline: December 7th, 2017

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CAORC Grant Opportunities

CAORC funding opportunities are now available!

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.
Eligibility
Applicants must:
carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
be postdoctoral scholars;
be US citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.
Applications
Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.
Eligibility
Applicants must:
be a US citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the US, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (AORC). Please note travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.
Applications
Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources
Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, CAORC is pleased to announce the new Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.
Eligibility
Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas research centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.
Applications
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now by clicking here

CAORC Member Centers represent the following countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen

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AIMS Grant Opportunity for US Scholars

For U.S. scholars interested in conducting academic research in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, AIMS, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, announces its 2018-19 call for grant applications.   For information visit the following link:  http://aimsnorthafrica.org/long-and-short-term-grants/

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Poetry Slam Evening: w/ Noussayba Lahlou & Moniem El Boudiabi

On September 30st, TALIM hosted both Noussayba LAHLOU and Moniem EL BOUDIABI.
بقلم مؤنث و جد مؤثر، نسيبة لحلو من الشخصيات الاكثر إشعاعا في شعر الشارع النسائي بالمغرب. بإلقائها كتاباتها باللغة الفرنسية، إستطاعت أن تصل إلى جمهور واسع و متنوع، مغاربة و اجانب، من مختلف طبقات المجتمع. بلغة بسيطة لا تبتعد قط من الثقافة المغربية، إستطاعت نسيبة ان تكسب احترام مستمعيها، بتعبيرها عن مشاعرها نحو مغربها هي.
With a very feminine and poignant pen, Noussayba Lahlou is one of the most imposing figures of slam in Morocco. By performing her texts in French and Arabic, she is able to reach a diverse audience, both Moroccans and foreigners, of all classes. With a simple language rooted in Moroccan culture, Noussayba has won the hearts of her audience by expressing and reflecting her feelings towards “HER” Morocco.
عبد المنعم البوديابي او منعم الصلامور, من مواليد طنجة. بدا حياته الفنية في كتابات الراب.. في بدايات 2013، كانت بدايته الصلامية مع مجموعة كافي صلام .طونجي.. لعب في ما لا يقل عن 50 سهرة محليا و وطنيا.. من اشهر و احبب صلاماته : العربارجة .. بلادي فوبي .. كولورادوا… الخ
Abdel Moniem El Boudiabi, or Moniem Slammeur, was born in Tangier, Morocco. He started his artistic carreer rapping, and by early 2013, he had begin slamming with Cafe Slam Tanger. He has performed in more than 50 shows locally and nationally.

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2017 Youmein Creative Media Festival Panel discussion

Presented by Borderline Theatre Project and the American Language Center in Tangier, the 2017 Youmein Creative Media Festival was a co-production with DABATEATR, in partnership with the Tangier-American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), TechnoPark Tanger, Association Tanger Région Action Culturelle (ATRAC), and Think Tanger.

In its third edition, the Youmein Creative Media Festival took up the theme “imitation” or, in Arabic, “taqlid”.  Reflecting on the question, “how do cultures and society change, if not by imitation?” and [laying on the Arabic “taqlid” (imitation) and its plural form “taqalid,” (traditions) many pieces in the festival explored the relationships between imitation and tradition, cultural borrowing and modernity, and mechanical reproduction.

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“PREVIEWING THE YVES SAINT LAURENT MARRAKECH MUSEUM.” Saturday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.

 

On a hot August Saturday night at the Legation, Bjoern Dahlstroem, Director of the Musée Berbère Jardin Majorelle and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech –mYSLm-, and Madison Cox, Vice-President of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle, discussed preparations for the October inauguration of the mYSLm. The audience were captivated to learn details of both the architecture and programming plans for the mYSLm, which promises to be a new landmark on Morocco’s cultural landscape.

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Live at the Legation: 2017 Ramadan Nights Concert with Redouan Hasnaoui

We are delighted to introduce our “Live at the Legation” podcast series.  On Friday, June 9 at 22h, we revived a  tradition of  Ramadan concerts here at the Legation by hosting the young Tangerine singer-songwriter Redouane Hasnaoui, where he sang about Tangier, the environment, motherhood, and Sufi and romantic poetry. And of course, we recorded it for you!
We hope you enjoy it!
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2017 July 4 Women’s Literacy Program Graduation Ceremony!

Congratulations to Rhimo El Ouardighi for the first prize of the 2013-2017  graduating class of our Medina Women’s Literacy program, in partnership with Fondation Tanja Madinati, and congratulations to all the 162 women in the program for their hard work and dedication in learning Arabic, English and French, and also embroidery and cooking.  What a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday!
Thanks to all our partners and every single person who put time and effort on this program, and especially to Fatima Ben Guerch, Rahma El Bouhali and all the volunteers who have been making this happen throughout the last 18 years, and who we hope will return for many years to come!

!ألف مبروك

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