Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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Bloomsbury Pakistan Book Reviews

Collage of the covers of the 7 books reviewed by Bloomsbury Pakistan

Bloomsbury Pakistan recently published book reviews for 7 books related to Pakistan studies in 2019. Bloomsbury Pakistan is a research resource center dedicated to the discussion of topics of politics, culture, and history in Pakistan and the wider region. Books reviewed include AIPS President, Farhat Haq's 'Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics' and AIPS Member, Tariq Rahman's 'Interpretations of Jihad in South Asia: An Intellectual History'.

Digital Humanities Workshop

Following her involvement in Matt Cook's Digital Humanities workshop and faculty exchange, Ayesha Akram created her own Digital Humanities workshop series consisting of three separate workshops to further spread the knowledge and discipline of Digital Humanities curriculum and education. The first two workshops, titled "Training Workshop and Hands-on Tutorial on DH Tools, Parts 1 & 2," were presented to participants from several university campuses across Pakistan.

Digital Humanities Publication

Group photo of participants in the Digital Humanities workshop program.

The Duke-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows Program website was recently updated to feature blog posts about the Digital Humanities workshop and faculty exchange program led by Dr. Matthew A. Cook. Part 1 of the workshop series brought several Duke-NCCU DH alumni to Pakistan to work with 12 Pakistani junior faculty in the development of digital humanities skills.

Celebration of Dr. Hafeez Malik

Panel including Dr. Farhat Haq, Dr. Hafeez Malik, Ambassador, Senator Waleed Iqbal, Professor Saeed Shafqat

Thank you to everyone who attended Professor Hafeez Malik's reception at the Pakistan Embassy!  Dr. Malik established AIPS in 1973 and served as a director for fifteen years.  We are grateful for his work.

Digital Humanities Workshop - Part 2

Five participants in the Digital Humanities program.

Five Pakistani junior scholars traveled to the US as part of the second half of an AIPS Digital Humanities Program that started in Pakistan during May of 2019.  They attended multiple workshops in North Carolina, including one hosted by the Triangle Digital Humanities Network.  They also engaged in a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions with faculty from North Carolina Central University.