Events in November-December

Here is TALIM’s Calendar of Events for November and December (in English and Arabic). All events are in English unless otherwise indicated.

هنا هو التقويم تاليم من النشاطات في نوفمبر تشرين الثاني وكانون الأول (باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية). جميع الأحداث باللغة الإنجليزية ما لم يذكر خلاف ذلك

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الجدول الزمني للأنشطة شهري نونبر و دجنبر


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2016 AIMS Conference “Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Maghribi Relations in Past and Present”

All of us at TALIM are very excited to host next year’s AIMS conference May 14-15, 2016. The theme, “Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Maghribi Relations in Past and Present” is perfect for Tangier! Please see attached announcement and details about participation.


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Discussion of English Colonial Texts on Tangier, Nov 7

81FO3GEgxfL._SL1500_On November 7, 7:00 pm, TALIM will host a discussion with Professor Karim Bejjit of Hassan II University in Casablanca, of his 2015 book, English Colonial Texts on Tangier, 1661-1684. Dr. Bejjit will discuss this collection of 18 Restoration pamphlets written about England’s venture in ruling Tangier in the 17th century.

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Showcasing US Embassy Support for the Restoration of Ksar Sghir

Defenders of historical preservation in Morocco were honored to attend ceremonies last week showcasing US Embassy support to restore the archaeological site at Ksar Sghir, a fortress that was built under the Marinid Sultan Abou Youssef Yacoub in the 13th century. We urge you to visit the site and its wonderful new museum.

Below are are the texts and photographs from a Facebook post from the Embassy of the United States in Rabat about the event, first in Arabic, then in English.

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Saudi ARAMCO World on the Legation’s Literacy Program

We hope you enjoy this wonderful feature article in this month’s edition of Saudi ARAMCO World about the Legation and especially our Arabic Literacy Program for women in the Old Medina of Tangier. Please share it with your friends and family who love Tangier and the American Legation.  Click on the image or link above to go to the article and a video!



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Invitation to Youmein Festival

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Our first event open to the public will be at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), on August 26th at 12pm!

Please join us for a roundtable panel and discussion on the themes of Al Barzakh and Les Limbes, moderated by George Bajalia (Artistic Director, Borderline Theater Project), and featuring anthropologist Emilio Spadola (Colgate University), as well as our 24 artist participants.

We will seek to address the question:
How can borders in our lives, both physical and metaphorical, contribute to a feeling of ‘limbo’ or stasis in our community?

See you there!

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TALIM Hosts Reception for Benefit Performance of Tennessee William’s Play

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Last Friday evening, August 21, TALIM was pleased to host a welcome reception for guests and visiting performers of a special benefit production of Tennessee Williams‘ Tangier-inspired play, Suddenly Last Summer, on August 22. Below are some photos of this … Continue reading

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Senator Risch and Family Visit the Legation

Ambassador Bush with Ambassador and Snator Risch

Ambassador Bush with Ambassador and Snator Risch

Sunday mornings at the Legation are usually very quiet, much like the sleepy streets of Tangier. This Sunday, however, we were honored by a special visit from Idaho Senator James E. Risch and his family. Ambassador Dwight Bush came from Rabat to meet the Risch’s and welcome them on their first visit to Morocco. The family decided to visit Tangier while on vacation in southern Spain. Vicky Risch, Senator Risch’s wife, felt drawn to the idea of visiting the Legation: “I read about the museum before coming to Spain and I just knew that I had to see it.”

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Graduation Celebration for the Women’s Program

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On Thursday TALIM held a graduation ceremony and celebration for the women in the Women’s Program that began in 1994.  Seventeen certificates were awarded for completion of the Arabic literacy class, 28 for sewing, and 14 for the cooking program, … Continue reading

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Request for proposals: 2016 AIMS Annual Conference in Tangier, Morocco

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies is seeking proposals for its 2016 annual conference. The annual AIMS conference is a signature event that brings together delegations of scholars from the US, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, as well as individual scholars from Mauritania and Libya.


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