Between Past and Present at Bir Madhkur

Archaeologist and recent ACOR-CAORC Fellow Andrew M. Smith II writes below about his ongoing research at the important Nabataean-Roman site of Bir Madhkur in Jordan's Wadi Araba and how USAID SCHEP has been supporting efforts...
Inscriptions and Rock Art from Jabal Manshir (from David F. Graf, Rome and the Arabian Frontier: From the Nabataeans to the Saracens [1997], p. 307)

“Glimpses into Nabataean Culture” by Dr. David Graf

Glimpses into Nabatean Culture and Society based on Inscriptions from the Hisma (Southern Jordan)   Dr. David Graf NEH Fellow, ACOR-CAORC Fellow & Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 6:00 pm Reception...

Steven Schaaf, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Steven Schaaf is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University and an ACOR-CAORC fellow in fall 2017. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of administrative courts in Jordan, Palestine and...

Jordan and the Administrative Legacy of the Umayyads

At the crossroads of numerous, sometimes overlapping and intersecting empires and civilizations, Jordan has become the final resting place for a dizzying array of historical and archaeological treasures. While dotted by the better-known and oft-studied...

The Biodiversity Value of Archaeological Sites

Omar Attum was an ACOR-CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow in Summer 2018.  He is an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS).  His scholarly activity centers around his passion for conservation of wildlife in...

Studying a Hard-to-Reach Population of Syrian Refugees

Political scientist and ACOR-CAORC fellow Rana B. Khoury was in Jordan during fall 2016 researching networks of Syrian activists. She writes below about her research methodology. As researchers, we ask many questions related to the characteristics...

Patrick Adamiak

Patrick Adamiak, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Patrick Adamiak was an ACOR pre-doctorate fellow conducting research in Jordan until December 2014. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of...

Christian C. Sahner

Christian Sahner, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Christian C. Sahner is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing research in Jordan between June and August 2014. He is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of History at Princeton on...

Elias Saba

Elias Saba, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Elias Saba is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing his research in Jordan between January and May of 2014. He is currently researching the development in Islamic legal-theoretical thinking during the...

Rana B. Khoury, CAORC Fellow at ACOR Fall 2016-17

How do regular people respond and adapt to “major structural changes that upend normal social processes?” This question is at the heart of Rana B. Khoury’s work, which explores the new “normal” that civilians in...
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