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April 6 April Seminar “Tangier 1947 — Two Speeches: Independence and Women’s Education.” Part 3/4 (April 6, 2017)
April Seminar “Tangier 1947 — Two Speeches: Independence and Women’s Education.” Part 1/4 (April 6, 2017)
Seventy years ago, on 9 April 1947, King Mohammed V delivered a speech in Tangier calling for Moroccan independence. Two days later his daughter, Princess Lalla Aicha Alaoui, gave her own speech calling for the education of women. This year’s annual April Seminar, held in partnership with the Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP), focused on “Tangier 1947 — Two Speeches: Independence and Women’s Education.” Presenters considered the historic nature of the speech and its reverberations in Moroccan society to the present day.
This first part includes opening remarks by TALIM President Dr. Dale F. Eickelman, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College (14 min), and a presentation by Dr. Bernabé López Garcia, professor from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, on “The Events of April 1947: A Spanish Perspective” (33 min).
In subsequent podcasts Dr. Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Ambassador-at-Large of HM King Mohamed VI, addresses “The Primacy of Education, Especially of Women, in the Progress of a Nation”; Dr. Karim Bejjit, Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, speaks on “US-Moroccan relations in the 1940s: A New Beginning”; and Dr. M’hamed Benaboud of Tetouan Asmir Association speaks on “Princess Lalla Aisha’s Historical Speech in Tangier of April 1947 in the Light of the Varela Archives.”
TALIM’s annual April Seminar will take place at the Tangier Old American Legation, Thursday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The April Seminar, in partnership with the Office Cherifien des Phosphates, will be open to the public with free admission. It will address the theme, “Tangier April 1947 – Two Speeches: Independence and Women’s Education.” Honoring the 70th anniversary of King Mohammed V’s historic Tangier speech of April 9 and Princess Lalla Aisha’s speech of April 11, the seminar will feature the following speakers:
TALIM President Dr. Dale F. EICKELMAN, Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College (USA);
Dr. Bernabé LÓPEZ GARCIA, Professor from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, on the theme, “The Events of April 1947: A Spanish Perspective”;
Dr. Assia BENSALAH ALAOUI, Ambassador-at-Large of his Majesty King Mohamed VI, on the theme, “The Primacy of Education, Especially of Women, in the Progress of a Nation”;
Dr. Karim BEJJIT, Professor from Abdelmalek Saadi University, on the theme, “US-Moroccan relations in the 1940s: A New Beginning”;
Dr. M’hamed BENABOUD, Tetouan Asmir Association, on the theme, “Princess Lalla Aisha’s Historical Speech in Tangier of April 1947 in the Light of the Varela Archives”
The Seminar will also include a special screening of a short documentary film made by history students from the American School of Tangier.
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Our deepest thanks to Australian artist Bryan Dawe for his generous donation of “Beit Hahayim,” the Jewish Cemetery of Tangier, which now hangs in our art gallery, where it stands as a stirring memorial to Tangier’s multi-faith heritage.
TANGIER/TETOUAN, 24-28 November 2017
The conference will be part of the 13th annual international festival “Performing Tangier.” Download the full call for papers as a pdf
Abstracts are due 31 March 2017.
We’d like to thank all of those involved in making our annual Christmas Market such a success. Of the many visitors we welcomed on December 10, we were perhaps most pleased that several dozens of children from our Ben Idder neighborhood in Tangier’s Old Medina stopped by to join us for face painting, crafts workshops and other fun!
We were honored to welcome Dana J. Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to the American Legation Museum on this cold and rainy Saturday evening.
Ms. Hyde led an MCC delegation to Morocco, including Tetouan and Tangier. They were hosted by officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the regional and municipal governments. TALIM Director Davison was pleased to reunite with a former diplomatic negotiating partner, Abdelghani Lakhdar, who currently serves as Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister.
The exhibition Tangier Then and Now is now available on Archnet. The collection, an expanded version of the exhibit International Tangier now on display in Rotch Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, contains selected, edited photographs from the collection of glass negatives of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, paired with photographs from 1976-1977, and labels with contemporary images.