Submission deadline: August 1, 2017

2017 AIMS Graduate Student Writing Workshop September 29th and 30th, 2017 ~ Boston University

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) invites doctoral and masters candidates to its 17th Dissertation Workshop scheduled for September 29th and 30th, 2017 hosted by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at the Pardee School for Global Studies, Boston University.

The workshop provides the opportunity for current doctoral or master candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on work related to North Africa. Accepted applicants will submit a piece of writing from their dissertations or theses at any stage (prospectus, dissertation chapter, or article draft). Participants will read and prepare discussion of one or more other submissions in addition to presenting their own. Scholars who have worked on North Africa in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback, as well as perspectives on publishing, job market conditions, and other topics germane to professional academic development. The workshop further affords the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with colleagues in the field.

All disciplines are welcome. In the past they have included: history, political science, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, comparative literature, psychology, public health and more. There will be some funding for travel expenses and per diem allowances. Space and funding are limited.

  • This workshop is open only to AIMS members. To become a student member (only $50) or renew your membership, please visit the Membership page on this site or contact the AIMS U.S. Office at
  • Applicants must send a current C.V. and short (300-word) topic proposal to the AIMS Graduate Student Association President Jessica Lambert at
  • Selected participants will be notified by email and asked to submit a chapter/prospectus/article for review.
  • The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017.

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This event is sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University with additional support from the Department of Anthropology and the African Studies Center at Boston University.