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...

Why I Support ACOR – A Message from the ACOR Board President

Randolph (Randy) B. Old is the ACOR Board President. His essay below on what ACOR and Jordan have meant to him was originally published in the ACOR Newsletter 27.2 (Winter 2015). If you have stories...

Funding Awarded for the ACOR Library Photographic Archive

ACOR is delighted to announce that it recently received new funding from the U.S. Department of Education through the competitive American Overseas Research Centers grant program.  The new grant will support the ACOR Library Photographic...

Mohammed “Abu Ahmed” Adawi awarded the ASOR Albright Service Award

ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi was recognized for his long service to ACOR and given the Albright Service Award in Amman in a special ceremony. This award was announced during the annual American Schools of Oriental...

The Photographs of Amman Artist Bashar Tabbah

In January 2016, the mastheads of ACOR’s website and blog were updated to feature a new series of evocative images of Jordan’s varied natural and archaeological landscape. These stunning images were taken by photographer Bashar...

ACOR Blog One Year Anniversary

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the ACOR Blog, we present for your enjoyment the top 5 blog posts of the last year. We are so delighted that the ACOR Blog attracted nearly 4,000...

New Compression Shelving

Transforming the ACOR Library, thanks to special donations from the Roger S. Boraas Library Support Fund, other donors, and ACOR team work! Thanks to donors, this year ACOR was able to realize a long-held dream to...

The Distinguished Career of ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi

Since ACOR’s founding in 1968, Chef Mohammed (Abu Ahmed) Adawi has been preparing meals for ACOR fellows, staff, board members, and guests – and helping ACOR create a sense of community in Jordan. We are...

Research in Focus: Rewriting the History of the Great Arab Revolt

A captain in the Australian army at the beginning of his career, Neil Dearberg has had a long interest in Australia’s military history, particularly the role ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) forces played in...

Umm Al-Biyara: Petra’s Not-So-Hidden Jewel

Petra has many things to offer visitors who come to explore its dramatic tomb facades and the many ancient temples and buildings situated along the city’s main colonnaded thoroughfare. Petra’s beauty and grandeur, however, can...
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