AIMS researchers and members are also considered CEMAT members, and can benefit from valuable assistance in getting research authorization, general orientation, advice on research contacts, use of CEMAT’s facilities (computer and printer, fax, library), and invitations to lectures and other events.
- Sponsors The Journal of North African Studies (published by Frank Cass in London);
- Publishes regular newsletters;
- Produces an annual roster of members and research directory;
- Sponsors yearly academic conferences in North Africa;
- Provides funding support for students and scholars to undertake research in the region; and
- Maintains overseas research centers in Tunis (CEMAT), Tangiers (TALM), and Oran (CEMA)
- Sponsors an annual dissertation-writing workshop.
Any AIMS membership paid in Sept-Dec. of a calendar year entitles the payee to AIMS membership through December of the following year (e.g. payment made in Oct 2013 entitles you to membership through Dec 2014).
Those who want to use CEMAT facilities need to become AIMS members and show proof of membership – (http://www.aimsnorthafrica.org). All regular CEMAT lectures and conferences are open to the public, however with membership, scholars can use the library, computers, printers, faxes, J-Store as well as schedule a meeting with the Director or the Associate Director. Access to CEMAT is free for all North African scholars.