Welcome to ACOR
The American Center of Research (formerly the American Center of Oriental Research) was established in 1968 to serve as a hub for scholars in Jordan. Our history has a special emphasis on archaeology, but includes robust support for historians, ethnographers, sociologists, political scientists, biologists, and various other scholars of literature, sciences, and the arts.
Our mission is interdisciplinary, unrestrained by temporal and topical limits, and international: “Advancing knowledge of Jordan past and present.”
Today, ACOR offers a wide array of programs and services for academics in the region, including short-term visitors and long-term resident at our center in Amman. We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about our work, including: ACOR’s mission and strategy, the Library and Photo Archive resources, overnights at the hostel, research and conference attendance via Fellowship awards, our print and digital publications, and the many ACOR-supported cultural resource management initiatives all across Jordan, such as our flagship USAID-supported project, SCHEP (Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project).
Two critical ways you can stay in touch with ACOR and support our work include joining the ACOR mailing list and making a donation to the ACOR Annual Fund. More information about donations may be found here, including details on how to give internationally and how to set up recurring or future donations. In addition to the information on this website, you can also find updates from ACOR on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.