A History of Franco-Muslim Education in Morocco and in Northwest Africa

Biography: Dr. Samuel Anderson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He received a PhD in African History from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2018. His research focuses on education, race, and religion in northwest African Muslim societies under colonial rule. His current project examines the … Read more A History of Franco-Muslim Education in Morocco and in Northwest Africa


Podcast: Landscape and Identity in Medieval Morocco, by Dr. Abbey Stockstill

Dr. Abbey Stockstill

Abstract Why does Marrakesh look the way that it does? The Red City is the topic of the forthcoming book by Dr. Abbey Stockstill, in which she discusses the medieval city’s relationship with its founding dynasties, the local landscape, and Berber politics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. As the notion of what it meant … Read more Podcast: Landscape and Identity in Medieval Morocco, by Dr. Abbey Stockstill


TALIM Hosts the 2022 AIMS Conference

Front page of Conference Program

The 2022 American Institute for Maghrib Studies’ Conference, entitled “An Aqueous Bridge: People and Objects in Motion in the Western Mediterranean from the Medieval to the Modern Eras” will take place from July 25-26, 2022, at the Tangier American Legation. The Conference is bringing together over two dozen scholars from the US, Europe, the Meghrib, … Read more TALIM Hosts the 2022 AIMS Conference


Podcast: The “Lush Garden” of Andalusian Music by Dr. Carl Davila

Biography Dr. Carl Davila holds a PhD in Arabic Studies from Yale University (2006). He lived in Fez off and on for nearly three years in the early 2000s and has visited Morocco frequently since then. Being the first scholar to write extensively in English on the Andalusian music in Morocco, he has published two … Read more Podcast: The “Lush Garden” of Andalusian Music by Dr. Carl Davila


Podcast: Modern Art and Architecture in Morocco in the Aftershock of the 1960 Agadir Earthquake by Riad Kherdeen

Photograph of the Agadir central post office, designed by Jean-François Zevaco in 1963. The photo comes from Thierry Nadau’s chapter in Architecture française d’outer-mer.

Biography Riad Kherdeen studies global modern art and architecture, with a focus on the region of West Asia/Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He is working on a doctoral dissertation project on modernist art and architecture in Morocco related to the Agadir earthquake of 1960 titled “Spectral Modernisms: Decolonial Aesthetics and Haunting in the Aftershock … Read more Podcast: Modern Art and Architecture in Morocco in the Aftershock of the 1960 Agadir Earthquake by Riad Kherdeen


Support the Legation’s Women’s Literacy Program for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 30th, is Giving Tuesday, and we are asking for your support of the Legation’s Women’s Literacy Program in order to ensure its continued success and our ability to reach as many women as possible! The Literacy Program is a grassroots endeavor that has played an important part in solidifying TALIM’s relationship with the … Read more Support the Legation’s Women’s Literacy Program for #GivingTuesday


Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier

Abstract: Zajal, which flourished in 14th century Andalusia, is a genre of poetry composed in spoken Arabic—Moroccan Arabic/Darija in this case. The genre reemerged in postcolonial Morocco, when it was largely published in newspapers. The recent history of zajal may appear male dominated: the 1992 edition of Afaq, the Journal of the Moroccan Writer’s Union, … Read more Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier


MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht

Abstract:  The Tangier American Legation hosted the U.S. Legation and Consulate for 140 years, and was the formal conduit for diplomatic and consular relations between the United States and Morocco. After the diplomatic move to Rabat after Morocco’s independence in 1956, the building operated as a Foreign Service Institute and, later, as a Peace Corps … Read more MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht


TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui

Women's Market in front of St. Andrews Church

From October 1-31, 2021, cultural institutions and art galleries fill Tangier with beauty with a circuit of visual arts called the “Parcours des Arts de Tanger”. TALIM is one of twelve institutions participating in this, the third edition of the parcours. The Legation’s contribution is a special exhibit by Tangier-based artist Fatima Gharbaoui. Mme. Gharbaoui … Read more TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui


Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi

Abdelbaar was born and grew up in the countryside of the Taounate Province, he spent the last twenty-some years of his life moving from town to town, moving further away from his hometown with every step forward. He is a third-year PhD candidate in Translation Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan, Morocco, and has … Read more Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi