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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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.  

South Asian Language Instructor Training Certificate Program

Jahan Zeb Ahmed, Ashok Kumar Khatri and Zahid Hussain were supported by AIPS to attend the South Asian Language Instructor Training Certificate Program!  This language pedagogy training program took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from June 10 to 21, 2019.  Through this program, the participants attended sessions on basic language teaching methodologies for South Asian languages, met with Pedagogy Specialists for individualized support and observed language courses at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI).  

Digital Humanities Workshop - Part 1

Dr. Matthew Cook, Dr. Collie Fulford and Dr. W. Russell Robinson led a workshop on Digital Humanities in Lahore, Pakistan!

They utilized the skills they developed as fellows of the NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Initiative to work with 11 junior Pakistani faculty to build their Digital Humanities skills. The workshop focus revolved around how to integrate these skills into teaching and classroom activities. More information will be coming soon on part 2 of this program!