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...

Remembering Father Michele Piccirillo

By Father Rosario Pierri, Dean of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. This blog post is adapted from Father Pieri's remarks at ACOR's public lecture, "A Memorial Evening for Father Michele Piccirillo," on September 19, 2018. This year...

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...
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50th Anniversary Lecture by Dr. Barbara A. Porter

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 February 2018 public...

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...

An Evening of Presentations to Celebrate the Petra Papyri Final Publication

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 public lectures...

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 Year of Living Dangerously

Dr. Linda K. Jacobs is an archaeologist, author, and founder of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries in the Middle East and to fostering...

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...
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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...
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