ASOR Albright Award given to ACOR Librarian

ACOR Library Director Carmen Ayoubi was awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award on 18 November 2016 during the 2016 ASOR annual meetings in San Antonio, Texas. ACOR Trustee Dr. Bert de Vries and ACOR Director...
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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...

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...

Gaza Refugees and the Reality of Statelessness

Recent ACOR-CAORC senior fellow Michael Perez writes below about his recent research on ex-Gaza refugees who are currently living without citizenship in Jordan. Dr. Perez is a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington in...

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...

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...

Producing Extra Virginity in Jordan

Brittany Barrineau, ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for 2016–2017, writes below about her research into the social, political, and economic forces that are transforming Jordan’s traditional but rapidly evolving olive oil industry.  The olive harvest festival in...

JGSS – The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Spotlight on selected 2016–17 JGSS Scholars The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship (JGSS) was first awarded in 2009.  Students must be enrolled in the first year of an M.A. or Ph.D. program in Jordan in a subject related to cultural...
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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...

How Women Are Taking the Lead in Preserving Jordan’s Past

Jordan has one of the lowest rates of female labor force participation in the world. Women’s contribution to the Jordanian economy was roughly the same in 2014 as it was in 1996, a low 12.6...
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