Kimberly Cavanagh was a Fulbright Scholar (2019–2020) residing at ACOR while undertaking research to complete her book manuscript exploring tourism development in Aqaba, with the working title “Shifting Landscapes: The Social and Economic Development of Aqaba, A Red Sea City.” Dr. Cavanagh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort […]
A Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship at ACOR was awarded to Betty Adams for spring 2020. She is a graduate student in Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, where her studies have concentrated on the chemistry and composition of ancient makeup as represented by traces remaining on artifacts from ancient Jordan.
The unexpected discovery of Khirbet Qazone and the revealing of Nabataeans on the shores of the Dead Sea
Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow and chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies. As part of his fellowship he will be giving a public presentation on his findings from archaeological fieldwork at Khirbet Qazone. In this blog, he provides a background to his work at this important Nabataean site. Dr.
Christine Sargent is the Spring 2019–2020 ACOR-NEH fellow and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. During her ACOR fellowship, Dr. Sargent will be working on her first ethnographic monograph, which is based on her Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Sargent began research for this project in 2013–2014, with support from the University
المقال باللغة العربية في أسفل الصفحة Every year ACOR funds travel scholarships for two Jordanian researchers to attend the annual meeting of ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research). Sahar al Khasawneh, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Jordan is an awardee of a Jordanian Travel Scholarship to attend
المقال باللغة العربية في أسفل الصفحة In 2003, the discovery of a Byzantine era lead coffin in the village of Jerash caused a wave of excitement throughout the region, especially for historians and archaeologists, but also for Jerash locals looking forward to the influx of tourists who may want to see the sarcophagus. Bilal Al
Dr. Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the fall of 2019. Dr. Politis is chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies, and he leads an ongoing excavation of Zoara, modern Safi in Jordan. During his ACOR fellowship, he plans to complete studies of the finds from Khirbet Qazone where he
Dr. Pauline Piraud-Fournet is an archaeologist, architect, and associate researcher at the French Institute of the Near East. In 2019, she was the recipient of a six month TWL Publication Fellowship at ACOR. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Archaeology on the topic of ‘the city of Bosra’ (Southern Syria) in Late Antiquity from
Kimberly Katz was an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and she will return in summer 2020 to complete her fellowship. She was also awarded the ACOR-MESA Travel Award for 2019. She is the Professor of Middle East History at Towson University in Maryland. Her research interests focus on legal history in Jordan and the
Ashley Lumb has joined us as the next Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. Ashley is working with the archive from July to December, thanks to support from a grant from the US Department of Education (Title VI, 2016 to 2020). Ashley obtained a master’s degree in the History of Photography from the University