• General pre-visit orientation;
  • Assistance in completing research authorization from the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research ;
  • Assistance in completing visa entry authorization from the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Identifying secure, low-cost housing options in Algiers and Oran;
  • Advance research authorization for Wilaya and National Archives;
  • Authorization to national research center libraries;
  • Making research contacts with scholars;
  • Use of CEMA facilities, including its documentation material;
Scholars who wish to become CEMA
members need to send the following
  • Up-to-date CV;
  • Brief project proposal and title, in English or French (3-5 pages, max.);
  • Résumé of the project proposal and title, in French (1 page, max.);
  • Dates of expected visit;
  • Receipt of payment of CEMA membership dues.
  • Membership payment is easy:
  • Go to http://www.amazon.com;
  • Click on Wish List;
  • Type Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie;
  • Click on View Unpurchased Books
  • Select and purchase:
  • Students: The equivalent of $US 40.00 in new or used books;
  • Faculty: The equivalent of $US 75.00 in new or used books
  • If you would like to select a book(s) not contained in the list, please contact CEMA in advance so that we can verify we do not already own it.
  • The books are automatically sent to us and your contribution will be placed in the library, reflecting the body of CEMA membership scholarly interest.
  • All current AIMS members who plant to do research in Algeria are expected to become CEMA members;
  • All non-AIMS members from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States are required to become AIMS members in addition to becoming CEMA members.
  • Citizens from other non-Maghrebi nationalities are encouraged to become AIMS members, in order to benefit from AIMS resources, but are only expected to become CEMA members.
For more information on the benefits
of AIMS membership, go to