If you are attending the 50th annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Boston MA this week, be sure to stop by and see us in the booth that the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) … Continue reading
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The 2016 AIMS Conference, titled “Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Maghribi Relations in Past and Present” kicked off on Saturday May 14th at the Grand Hotel Villa de France, with three panels that cast a new light on the history and people of … Continue reading
New fellowship for scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen, working in the social sciences and allied humanities.
Geography lesson (image from Kidsmaps.com) The Maghrib (or Maghreb) is the accepted term for North Africa. The Maghrib was the birthplace of the Arab Spring (Tunisia). Its latest blossoming of freedom was in Libya. The Maghrib is where AIMS Maghribi … Continue reading
TALIM's Fatima Benguerch with CLS students and women's literacy group As the State Department funded 2011 Arabic Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program in Tangier draws to a close, it's time to reflect on what makes Tangier a special place to … Continue reading
"Shnoo the Hell is Going on H'naa?" – the subtitle to Aaron Sakulich's book Moroccan Arabic (Collaborative Media International) – probably captures the bewilderment of many a foreign student of darija or Moroccan colloquial Arabic. For modern day students trying … Continue reading
Some people, when confronted with terms like "branding" and "logo" think crass commercialism. Well, there is an aspect of that in what I am trying to accomplish: I would like the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies to better … Continue reading
Twenty years ago, in the magical Belgian film Toto le héros, we saw a glimpse of the future: walking down the street, you're confronted with wiring, plumbing, and tubing coming out of the most unexpected places. It's the Centre Pompidou … Continue reading
It's out. Diana Wylie's book Enchantment: Pictures From the Tangier American Legation Museum. And it's a beauty. At left, Diana shows me a chapter on Tangier's International Zone era, from the galley proof of her book. In the book world, … Continue reading
What do Ulan Bator, Tangier, and Mexico City have in common? Great weather? Safe water? The best pizza? Some of the above, certainly, though not all the time. Staffers from Bangladesh (AIBS), Jordan (ACOR), Mongolia (ACMS) and Pakistan (AIPS) No, … Continue reading