Bilal Al Burini’s Conservation Efforts of the Jerash Sarcophagus

In 2003, the discovery of a Byzantine era lead coffin in the village of Jerash caused a wave of excitement throughout the region, especially for historians and archaeologists, but also for Jerash locals looking forward...

Konstantinos D. Politis, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019

Dr. Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the fall of 2019. Dr. Politis is chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies, and he leads an ongoing excavation of Zoara, modern...

Reviewing the Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL), Petra: Digging through Forty Years of...

Dr. Pauline Piraud-Fournet is an archaeologist, architect, and associate researcher at the French Institute of the Near East.  In 2019, she was the recipient of a six month TWL Publication Fellowship at ACOR. In 2016,...

ASOR Albright Service Award Given to ACOR Board President Randolph B. Old

  On Saturday November 23rd, 2019, ACOR Board President Randolph B. Old (also known as Randy Old) was awarded the W.F. Albright Award by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). The Award was presented to...

History of Legal Challenges in Jordan in the 1950s

Kimberly Katz was an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and she will return in summer 2020 to complete her fellowship. She was also awarded the ACOR-MESA Travel Award for 2019. She is the Professor...

Ashley Lumb, Project Archivist at ACOR, Summer–Winter 2019

Ashley Lumb has joined us as the next Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project.  Ashley is working with the archive from July to December, thanks to support from a grant from the US Department...

ACOR Archival Methods Workshop 2019

On July 2-3, 2019, the ACOR Library and Archive hosted the third annual Archival Methods Workshop. Here you will find blog posts written by Jessica Holland (ACOR Archivist) and Samya Khalaf Kafafi (ACOR Assistant Librarian)...

William Tamplin , ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019

William Tamplin is a doctoral candidate (2020) in Comparative Literature at Harvard University and an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow for the fall of 2019. While at ACOR, he will research and interview for his dissertation on...

José Ciro Martínez, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019

Dr. José Ciro Martínez is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and also Title A Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. During his ACOR fellowship, Dr. Martínez will be completing his first...

Images from a Lifetime Dedicated to Archaeology: The Paul and Nancy Lapp Collection at...

By Rachael McGlensey Half a century is a long time to be an archaeologist- but Nancy Lapp has been working for 50 years and then some. Born in 1930, Nancy has been engaging with the archaeology...
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