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TagsAIMS AKDC@MIT ALC Tangier Ambassador Dwight Bush American studies Archnet Books CAORC Casablanca collaborations community outreach conference Cultural Diplomacy donations-in-kind Education events Fulbright George Bajalia Glass negatives historic photographs ICPS Instituto Cervantes James McBey Legation Library of Congress literacy program lobbying Madison Cox Marguerite McBey MIT Mohammed V Morocco Museum Paul Bowles Perdicaris Performance photography restoration Spain Storytelling TALIM Tangier Tetouan Vanessa Paloma Zohra
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- Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) returns to the Legation November 29, 2016
- Tangier Then and Now Virtual Exhibition November 29, 2016
- TALIM at the MESA Annual Meeting November 17, 2016
- Photographs: Tangier Then and Now November 7, 2016
- Live Room Halloween at the Legation November 5, 2016
The exhibition Tangier Then and Now is now available on Archnet. The collection, an expanded version of the exhibit International Tangier now on display in Rotch Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, contains selected, edited photographs from the collection of glass negatives of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, paired with photographs from 1976-1977, and labels with contemporary images.
If you are attending the 50th annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Boston MA this week, be sure to stop by and see us in the booth that the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has graciously shared with us. We will be there from Friday, November 18 through the end of the display. Please, also, join us for a joint reception in celebration of TALIM’s 40th Anniversary and CAORC’s 35th Anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 7:30 -9:00 pm. See the MESA Annual Meeting Program for details.
TALIM is holding the annual meetings of the Fellows and Board at MIT on Thursday, hosted by the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT). The Program in Middle Eastern Studies of Wellesley College and AKDC@MIT invite you join us in Rotch Library at MIT for the opening reception of the International Tangier exhibit, 7:30-9:00 pm on Thursday, November 17. The exhibit will be on display through December 15.
An exhibition in Rotch Library at MIT in Cambridge MA, features prints made from the glass negatives collection of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) in Morocco. The photographs, which have never been exhibited in the United States, date from roughly 1900 to 1930, a period that saw the city of Tangier undergoing a growth that has been unrivaled until recent decades. Not only is Tangier now seeing a radical transformation due to new construction and infrastructure improvements, but there is also a growing emphasis on historic preservation of the built environment. The exhibition highlights that by juxtaposing the older black and white images against more recent photographs of the places depicted.
We were pleased to host Mok’s Live Room Halloween at the Legation on October 29, and to welcome nearly 300 guests of all ages, along with performers from Tangier and Tetouan for this special (and spooky!) evening. Thanks to the Tangier American Language Center for sponsoring Live Room Halloween and special thanks to Ayoub Lahlouh for capturing the spirit of this fun event in this short video.
–October 31, 2016
We were pleased to welcome Hassan Bouchountouf to the Legation on September 6, where his performance opened the 3-day Haraka Dance Festival. Thanks to the brilliant Othman Sellami and his team for conceptualizing and organizing Tangier’s first contemporary dance festival and to Ayoub Lahlouh for this short film featuring highlights of Hassan’s exciting performance.
–September 6, 2016
TALIM was happy this summer to host day camps at the Legation for children from the Ben Idder neighborhood of the Tangier Old Medina. The coordinator for the camps was Ayoub Lahlouh of the theater company Dakirat El Mostakbel. Here is Ayoub’s film with highlights from the day camps and the grand parade to celebrate the conclusion of the camps.
July 16-17, 2016
We were thrilled to co-host the second edition of the Youmein Creative Media Festival this past weekend, from July 16-17. The Youmein Festival brought together artists and creative thinkers from across Morocco, France, the United States, Belgium, and Palestine to discuss and produce art centering around the topic of “crisis” or “أزمة”. Artists were challenged to create pieces reflecting on “crisis” within the 48-hour timespan of the Festival.
On Saturday members of Youmein, TALIM, and the public convened for a roundtable discussion featuring Driss Ksikes, a Moroccan journalist and playwright, and Hicham Bouzid, co-director of Arty Farty’s Think Tanger project.
The presenters initiated the discussion with their own ideas and perspectives, and the audience participated with discussion and questions. The interactive panel discussion took place in a multitude of languages, Darija, French and English, reflecting the diversity of knowledge and experiences of the participants.
A guest post from the President of the TALIM Board, Dr. Dale F. Eickelman, speaking on behalf of TALIM Board and Fellows:
Dear Friends of TALIM,
I take this occasion to wish all of you the very best for the end of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr. We have much for which to be grateful and to anticipate positively for the coming year.
In case you haven’t already seen it, the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight Bush, sets exactly the right tone with his “cooking lesson” from “Villa America.” Please enjoy.
Sincerely, Dale F. Eickelman, President, TALIM
Attention Moroccan Teachers of English!
We’re thrilled to announce that we have now published lesson plans about the Tangier American Legation. They’re perfect for teachers planning to bring groups of Moroccan students to visit our museum. There are lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. Please take a look, share with your fellow teachers, and send us your feedback.
You can click here to go directly to the lesson plans, of you can find them under Education & Research in the menu above. There you will also find information about our research library, and the literacy and skills training offered at the Legation. Continue reading