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...

Sea Peoples and neo-Hittites — an ACOR Video Lecture by Dr. Timothy P. Harrison

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 May 2017...

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...

ACOR Receives NEH Grant to Support Critical Scholarship

We are happy to announce that ACOR received a National Endowment for the Humanities “Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions” grant in March 2017. The grant of $30,200 provides six months of fellowship funding for...
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Community-Based Archaeology — An ACOR Video Lecture by the USAID SCHEP Initiative

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...

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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The Visible Dead: Dolmens and the Landscape — An ACOR Video Lecture by Dr....

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of the new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds.  This video, adapted from the February 2017...

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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