ACOR @ 50: Past, Present, and Future

A public lecture ACOR @ 50: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. A lecture given by Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director Reception to Follow   About the Lecture: To inaugurate the ACOR lecture series for our 50th anniversary...

Albright Award given to HRH Prince Raad bin Zeid

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award to His Royal Highness Prince Raad bin Zeid during the recent ASOR annual meetings in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2017. Prince Raad and...

Steve Meyer, Project Archivist at ACOR, Fall 2017

Steve Meyer is the Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. He arrived in Jordan at the end of August 2017 and will be working in the ACOR Library through much of 2018 as part...

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...
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Include Umm el-Jimal in Tourism Itineraries – An ACOR & USAID SCHEP Video Lecture

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 July 2017...

Mining Manuscripts of the Ottoman Archives

   Sarah Islam is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Princeton University and an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for 2015–2016. In order to complete her research project, which deals with the evolving historical discourse on blasphemy as...

Wadi Ramm Survey Archive Finds New Home at ACOR

In September 2016, ACOR happily received the project archive of the ‘Aqaba-Ma‘an Archaeological and Epigraphic Survey (AMAES), directed by the late William (Bill) Jobling of the University of Sydney from 1980 to 1990. The pathbreaking...

The Evolution of Identity and Social Conflict in Networked Jordan

Geoffrey Hughes is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellow at ACOR and an anthropologist and lecturer at the London School of Economics. He is residing at ACOR during summer 2017 while he pursues...
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Archaeology in the Attic — An ACOR Video Lecture by Dr. Glenn Corbett

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, adapted from the April 2017 public...

Archival Archaeology: Digging for Hidden Connections in a Box of Old Photos

In this post, ACOR archival intern and junior archivist Corrie Commisso discusses her experiences helping to launch the new ACOR Library Photographic Archive project, a four-year initiative that will bring ACOR's rich photographic collections to...

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