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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49th Annual Conference on South Asia - Call for Submissions!

The 49th Annual Conference on South Asia is seeking submissions for panels, roundtables, and single papers! This year's conference (postponed from 2020) will be held October 20-24, 2021. Due to anticipated UW-Madison restrictions on large gatherings, the Conference will be held virtually this year, with more details to follow.


The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and Oxford University Press (OUP), Pakistan, are happy to announce a collaborative reprint series! The series focuses on reprinting humanities and social science monographs and edited volumes for sale in Pakistan. Prospective applicants must be individual AIPS members or scholars from an AIPS member institution. For accepted books, AIPS will negotiate the cost for the Pakistan publication rights, while OUP, Pakistan, will print and distribute the titles in the series.

American Pakistan Foundation Workshops

The American Pakistan Foundation has announced several workshop series that will be featuring some AIPS members! Workshops cover a variety of topics and will be held entirely virtually. More information on the APF's ConnectX Workshops can be found on the APF website

APF ConnectX workshop series

LUMS Urdu Language Program

LUMS has announced a new intensive Urdu Language Program for this summer! See the flyer below for more information. The application deadline for the 8-week Summer Session is March 15, 2021. Email urdu@lums.edu.pk for all inquiries and application details.

Flyer explaing LUMS Urdu Language Program opportunity. Email urdu@lums.edu.pk for more information on the program

AIIS Book to Dissertation Workshop

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) has announced their annual AIIS Dissertation to Book Workshop! AIPS is a co-sponsor of this program, held at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI (October 20-21, 2021). Applications are due by July 31st! Find more information on the AIIS website here: https://www.indiastudies.org/book-prize/dissertation-to-book-workshop/