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 - 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!

Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City

Welcome back community college and MSI faculty and administrators!  This group participated in the CAORC-AIPS Faculty Development Seminar on "Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City: Lahore 2019." 

Archaeology Mentorship at UW-Madison

Dr. Nafees Ahmed participated in a six-week mentoring program with Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer at UW-Madison as part of the AIPS Junior Faculty Mentoring and Exchange Program.  He gained training on a variety of archaeological tools and technologies, enhanced his teaching skills, and learned about the diversity of cultures in the U.S. through attending cultural events and festivals.