CAORC Awarded Carnegie Corporation Grant to Support North African Scholarship


Carnegie Corporation of New York
Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie
Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce a new program on critical research and scholarship in Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia, with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Implemented by the Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) and the Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), this project will highlight state-of-the art research by North African scholars.

Working with an established network of North African universities and research institutions, CEMA and CEMAT will host five in-house research teams on critical themes (see below) designed and directed by North African scholars. The project design includes possibilities for methodological training in the social sciences targeting doctoral students, cross-national and generational discussions, as well as guidance for various academic and public interest publications.

During the two-year project, knowledge will be produced on the following themes:

  1. The Maghrib in transition

  2. Borders and marginal regions in the Maghrib

  3. Trans-regional economic, political, and social networks

  4. Religious and linguistic practices

  5. Contemporary Libyan studies

Research teams and project leads will be announced in early fall 2018.

CEMA and CEMAT are the research centers of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies based in Algeria and Tunisia, respectively.

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