Research

Research

Blog contributions from ACOR Fellows and invited contributors.

Understanding the New Urban Geographies of the Syrian Conflict

Jordan is a rewarding place to be a geographer. To the south and east, deserts host an array of communities living close to tribal traditions, while the north is the very picture of settled agriculture,...

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...
SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program

ACOR Insights: September 2015

ACOR Insights: September 2015 Jordan’s Cultural Caretakers — SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program In July 2015, ACOR hosted a workshop as part of SCHEP’s new “site steward” program, which empowers local community members to care for and preserve...

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...
A major goal of SCHEP is to support the development of trained local teams capable of implementing necessary interventions at archaeological sites around Jordan, such as this conservation unit shown working on ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions project in Petra. Photo by Ghaith al-Faqeer.

ACOR Insights: May 2015

ACOR Insights: May 2015 Introducing SCHEP: Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project ACOR signed in November 2014 an agreement with USAID to implement the Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP). Learn...

The Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey: Shedding New Light on Thamudic Inscriptions

This story initially appeared in the ACOR Newsletter, Summer 2014, Volume 26.1. To read the entire newsletter, or any of ACOR's previous newsletters, please visit the ACOR website. Wandering through the breathtaking scenery of the Hisma...
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