Submission deadline: August 1, 2023

2023 AIMS Graduate Student Writing Workshop
October 5-6, 2023
University of Maryland – College Park

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) invites doctoral and masters candidates to its annual Dissertation Workshop scheduled for October 5th and 6th hosted by the Department of History at the University of Maryland – College Park.

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 be organized into panels to present their work and read and discuss other participants’ work. Scholars working on North African studies 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 chance to meet, learn from, and develop relationships with colleagues in the field.

Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. In the past they have included: history, political science, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, comparative literature, psychology, public health, musicology, and more. Some funding will be available for travel expenses and lodging.

  • This workshop is open only to AIMS members. To become a student member ($50) or to renew your membership, please visit or email Terry Ryan at
  • To apply, please submit your contact information, CV, and a short (300-word) abstract on your paper via this Google Form:
  • The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2023.
  • Selected participants will be notified via email by August 15th and asked to submit a chapter, prospectus, or article draft for review by September 15th.
  • Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and friends!
  • If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Angle Maguire at

This event is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies
and the Department of History at University of Maryland – College Park.