Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Moroccan Studies in the UK

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to host the Moroccan Studies in the UK workshop.

Organised by  Dr Mériam Cheikh, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in IMES, this unique, one-day event is being held in partnership with Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - European Commission, Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Sociologie (LAMES - CNRS) and Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (MMSH).

Following opening remarks by Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh, the event will begin with a keynote speech by Dr Michael Willis (HM King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St Antony’s College - Oxford University) on ‘Studying Morocco and the Modern Maghreb in the UK’.

The rest of the day will be given over to the following Panel Sessions and Discussions:

  • Session 1: Protesting and engaging in a context of authoritarian reinforcement chaired by Dr Elvire Corboz (IMES, University of Edinburgh)
  • Session 2: Production, dynamics and characteristics of offline and online popular culture - chaired by Dr Antony Gorman (IMES, University of Edinburgh)
  • Session 3: Certainty and uncertainty in migration experiences - chaired by Dr Giulia Liberatore (IMES & Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh)

Closing remarks will be by Dr Myriam Catusse (The Institute of Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim Worlds - IREMAM, CNRS-AMU).


The event is free but booking is required.

Please email Mériam Cheikh to book your place.

Mar 01 2019 -

Moroccan Studies in the UK

A one-day workshop with participants from across the UK and Europe and a keynote speech by Dr Michael Willis.

Room 2.12
Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street