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The Temple of the Winged Lions: Preserving and Presenting History

The first time I came to Petra, it was as a wide-eyed tourist; I walked through the Siq and followed the winding path to the Treasury, marveling at the banded colors in the rock and the intricate carvings that made this place so special. The second time I came to Petra, it was through the …

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Continuity and change in mortuary customs: the Jordan Valley in the second and first millennia BC

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. This video was adapted from the April 2018 public lecture delivered at ACOR by Dr. Jack Green, ACOR Associate Director.  Dr. Green’s recent research and publication focus is …

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ACOR@50

  Miriam Saleh, Development Officer, reflects on ACOR’s past, present and future. PAST In 2018, ACOR will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Like many in Jordan, our research center relocated in 1968 to Amman in response to the Six-Day War. In a small flat, with a handful of books that one could scarcely call a library, …

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Rawan Arar, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Spring 2018

Rawan Arar is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a ACOR-CAORC Fellow for the spring of 2018. With an emphasis on refugees, Rawan’s research contributes to scholarly debates about states, rights, and theories of international immigration. She critiques global inequality and studies the interrelated politics between states. …

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Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate

Dr. Frances S. Hasso is an ACOR-CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow in residence at ACOR in the Spring of 2018. She is an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with secondary appointments in the History Department and the Sociology Department and an affiliate appointment in the Duke Middle East Studies …

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Discovery in Bayt Ras

ACOR is proud to share with you one of the newest discoveries in Jordan, a spectacular tomb in Bayt Ras. Tremendous work was done by USAID SCHEP and their consortium of international and local partners. To learn more about the discovery, the rapid emergency conservation process, and the incredible documentation which has been done thus …

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The Year of Living Dangerously

Dr. Linda K. Jacobs is an archaeologist, author, and founder of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries in the Middle East and to fostering greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States. She has been a great friend and supporter through the …

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JGSS – The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Spotlight on selected 2016–17 JGSS Scholars The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship (JGSS) was first awarded in 2009.  Students must be enrolled in the first year of an M.A. or Ph.D. program in Jordan in a subject related to cultural heritage. Typically, the applicants apply during their first year of graduate study and the award is to help them …

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50th Anniversary Lecture by Dr. Barbara A. Porter

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. This video, adapted from the February 2018 public lecture delivered by ACOR Director Dr. Barbara A. Porter, highlights achievements  and memories from ACOR’s 50 years and looks forward …

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