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ACOR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Amman

ACOR staff, past and present, gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Amman together with more than 250 of our valued supporters, colleagues, and friends on June 25, 2018 to celebrate our first 50 years in...

Allison Spencer Hartnett, ACOR-CAORC Predoctoral Fellow, Summer 2018

Allison Spencer Hartnett is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Oxford and an ACOR-CAORC fellow for the summer of 2018. Her research focuses on the relationship between land, political power, and...

From Virginia to the Dead Sea: Lieutenant William Francis Lynch and the 21st Century

In preparation for ACOR’s 50th Anniversary and twenty-five years after I first ‘discovered’ Lieutenant Lynch, I finally visited him. Commodore Lynch rests, posthumously, in Baltimore’s famous Greenmount Cemetery, less than ten miles from my home...

Omar Attum, ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellow, Summer 2018

Omar Attum is an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS).   His scholarly activity centers around his passion for conservation of wildlife in the Middle East, Saharan and Arabian deserts, and the...

The Temple of the Winged Lions: Preserving and Presenting History

The first time I came to Petra, it was as a wide-eyed tourist; I walked through the Siq and followed the winding path to the Treasury, marveling at the banded colors in the rock and...

What Can You Do With A Photo Archive?

A photomosaic—a “mosaic of photos”—is a photo that basically consists of a single image, which in turn is made up of a number of smaller ones. If one looks at such an image from up...
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Continuity and change in mortuary customs: the Jordan Valley in the second and first...

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. This video was adapted from the April 2018...

ACOR@50

  Miriam Saleh, Development Officer, reflects on ACOR's past, present and future. PAST In 2018, ACOR will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Like many in Jordan, our research center relocated in 1968 to Amman in response to the Six-Day...

Rawan Arar, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Spring 2018

Rawan Arar is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a ACOR-CAORC Fellow for the spring of 2018. With an emphasis on refugees, Rawan’s research contributes to scholarly...

Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate

Dr. Frances S. Hasso is an ACOR-CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow in residence at ACOR in the Spring of 2018. She is an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with...