CEMAT (Le Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis) is the overseas research center of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). Based in Tunis, our institutional priority and mission is to foster a variety of scholarly interactions between Tunisian and American and among Maghrebi scholars. CEMAT offers a specialized library with works primarily in English on the Maghrib and the Middle East, and regularly organizes lectures, roundtables and conferences on themes pertinent to the region. AIMS is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

AIMS Membership

50 $

Student Membership

100 $

Individual Membership

500 $

Institutional Membership
(includes 3 Individual Memberships)

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is a private, non-profit educational organization that fosters research and the exchange of information among scholars and students from the United States and the Maghrib for the purpose of better understanding the region. AIMS was established in 1984 and serves as the principal professional organization for U.S.-based scholars interested in North Africa and through its partnership with the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM).

AIMS researchers and members are also considered CEMAT members, and can get advice on their research, use of CEMAT’s facilities, attend lectures and other events. They can also apply for letters of affiliation.

• Sponsors The Journal of North African Studies (published by Frank Cass in London)
• Produces an annual roster of members and research directory
• Sponsors yearly academic conferences in North Africa
• Provides grants for students and scholars to undertake research in the region
• Sponsors an annual dissertation-writing workshop at a U.S. University

Read more about AIMS: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/

To request a Letter of Affiliation, please submit the following documents to CEMAT :

  • Research Proposal
  • Summary of Proposed Research in Arabic or French
  • CV
  • Passport Scan
  • Proof of University Enrollment, if applicable
  • Proof of current AIMS membership
  • Length of Stay in Tunisia
  • Signed AIMS Liability Form
  • IRB/ Ethics Clearance or Waiver

Annual Reports

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Annual Reports 2016 & 2017

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Annual Reports 2015

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