Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti

Ecotheology, a new academic discipline and social movement, focuses on the relationship between nature and religion. In a number of Muslim-majority countries, proponents of ecotheology have argued that the Quran, the Hadith, and other religious texts impose a unique obligation on humans: because God placed humans in charge of the environment, they must care for … Read more Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti


Annual Seminar to Mark the Bicentennial of the Legation, April 7-8

In celebration of the bicentennial of the Tangier American Legation and the long friendship between the United States and Morocco that it represents, this year’s annual TALIM April Seminar has the theme of “The Tangier American Legation’s First 200 years: Where We’ve Been and What Might Be Next?” Due to travel and assembly restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s seminar will be virtual, held in Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.


Women’s History Month: TALIM’s Literacy Participants Visit a Unique Art Exhibit الشهر العالمي للمرأة: نساء برنامج محو الأمية بالمفوضية الأمريكية يزرن معرضا فنيا فريدا

Today, Tangier Medina women beneficiaries of the ​Arabic and Economic ​literacy program of TALIM paid a visit to Mahal Art Space‘s current exhibit: “Tangier: Facets of a Mediterranean Intersection.” This unusual exhibit offers visitors tools and materials to reorganize the photographs according to their taste and conception​,​ “that leads them” says Nouha Ben Yebdri, director of Mahal Art Space, “to unconsciously reach a … Read more Women’s History Month: TALIM’s Literacy Participants Visit a Unique Art Exhibit الشهر العالمي للمرأة: نساء برنامج محو الأمية بالمفوضية الأمريكية يزرن معرضا فنيا فريدا


Visit our new virtual tour

TALIM has launched an updated virtual tour, with support from the US Embassy in Morocco. The new tour was developed by filmmaker Ayoub El Jamal, former TALIM Outreach Coordinator. English narrations were done by Laissa Alexis and Grace Olson, both Wellesley College interns, and TALIM Director John Davison. Arabic narrations are provided by our Curator … Read more Visit our new virtual tour


New Book Honors TALIM President

Allen James Fromherz, current President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and Nadav Samin, from the Department of History at The Catholic University of America, have edited a volume to honor the life and career Professor Dale F. Eickelman, President of TALIM. Knowledge, Authority and Change in Islamic Societies: Studies in Honor of … Read more New Book Honors TALIM President


Centering the Peripheries: Haratin and Southern Moroccans as Nationalists in Casablanca

In this talk, Moyagaye Bedward of Rutgers University examines Moroccan nationalism from a subaltern perspective. In contrast to previous historiography, nationalism in northern, urban sites such as Casablanca was also supported by southern Moroccans influenced by their pre-colonial experiences. Moyagaye discusses ordinary Moroccans, and in particular the Haratin, within the decolonization process, and demonstrate the … Read more Centering the Peripheries: Haratin and Southern Moroccans as Nationalists in Casablanca


January 23-25: Three Busy (and Rainy) Days at the Legation!

Sundays are usually well-earned rest days at the Legation, especially after perhaps 3 of our busiest days in recent memory. On Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, we hosted our first — but we hope not our last —  symposium on “Movement and Migration between Morocco and West Africa,” which addressed a broad range of themes … Read more January 23-25: Three Busy (and Rainy) Days at the Legation!


Peace “Corps-ner” Display at the Legation

In anticipation of our 2021 Bicentennial year, we added in 2019 to our Museum a “Peace Corps-ner” display honoring the different contributions made by a previous occupant of the Legation, the United States Peace Corps, whose volunteers and Moroccan staff, under the leadership of then Morocco Peace Corps Director Richard Holbrooke (diplomat and Negotiator of the … Read more Peace “Corps-ner” Display at the Legation


Peter Kitlas: Moroccan and Ottoman Contributions to 18th c. Diplomatic Developments

This podcast, featuring doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University Peter Kitlas,  and TALIM resident director John Davison, was recorded on January 10, 2019.

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Sharon C. Smith​: “Documenting the Built Environment: Why and How?”

This episode was recorded on April 12, 2018 at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, as part of TALIM’s annual April Seminar, organized annually in partnership with the Office Chérifien des Phosphates. This year’s seminar program was organized in collaboration with the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT).

Read moreSharon C. Smith​: “Documenting the Built Environment: Why and How?”