Welcome to ACOR
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) was established in 1968 to serve as a hub for scholars in Jordan. Our history has a special emphasis on archaeologists, but it also includes historians, ethnographers, sociologists, political scientists, biologists, and various other scholars of literature, sciences, and the arts. Our mission is interdisciplinary and international: “Advancing knowledge of Jordan past and present.”
Today, ACOR offers a wide array of programs and services for academics in the country, both short-term visitors and long-term residents. We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about our work, including: ACOR’s mission and strategy, the ACOR Library and Photo Archive resources, overnights at the ACOR hostel, research and conference attendance via ACOR Fellowship awards, ACOR’s 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.