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 Workshop

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

Digital Humanities Publication

The Duke-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows Program website was recently updated to feature blog posts about the Digital Humanites workshop and faculty exchange program led by Dr. Matthew Cook. Part 1 of the workshop series broguht seveal 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

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 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).