CAORC | Critical Research and Scholarship in North Africa

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
PO Box 37012, MRC 178

Washington, DC 20013-7012
202.633.1599 main

202.633.3141 fax
info@caorc.org

© COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS 2019
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONNECT WITH CAORC

  • Facebook Clean
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White YouTube Icon

CRITICAL RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP IN NORTH AFRICA

Supporting Critical Research and Strengthening Scholarly Capacity in Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia

 

Implemented by the Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) and the Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project highlights state-of-the art research by North African scholars.

 

Working with an established network of North African universities and research institutions, CEMA and CEMAT have hosted five in-house research teams on critical themes (see below) designed and directed by North African scholars. As of summer 2019, two workshops have been held – in Tunis and Oran – with a third planned for September 2019.

 

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, research teams have convened to collaborate 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

Carnegie project members participate regularly in ongoing ORC activities (conferences, lectures, workshops) and have organized additional events at their home institutions. Many of these activities have been recorded as podcasts, and are available at www.themaghribpodcast.com, thus expanding the reach of our ORC and local institution activities.

So far project participants have presented 29 lectures on ongoing research and five methodology presentations, and have published 42 international publications: 25 at think tanks, and 17 in academic venues.

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