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Thirty Years of Mosaic Restoration and Beyond

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 September 2018 public lecture delivered at ACOR by Mr. Franco Sciorilli, a professional conservationist with a focus on mosaic restoration who has […]

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Remembering Father Michele Piccirillo

By Father Rosario Pierri, Dean of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. This blog post is adapted from Father Pieri’s remarks at ACOR’s public lecture, “A Memorial Evening for Father Michele Piccirillo,” on September 19, 2018. This year we commemorate Michele Piccirillo’s life on the 10th anniversary of his death. Father Piccirillo was a Franciscan priest by

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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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“Continuity and Change in Mortuary Customs” a public lecture

A public lecture Continuity and change in mortuary customs: the Jordan Valley in the second and first millennia BC     A lecture given by Dr. John (Jack) D.M. Green ACOR Associate Director  Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.   About the Lecture: Throughout human history there have been elaborate and simple ways to assist

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Lecture “Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life” on Wed. March 14, 2018 @ 6 pm

A public lecture Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate A lecture given by Frances S. Hasso Duke University 2018 ACOR CAORC Post-Graduate Fellow Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.   About the Lecture: This lecture emerges from a book project that examines Palestinian women’s experiences of perinatal and child death during

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The Internet and Social Media in Jordan’s Information Age

Public Lecture Announcement The Internet and Social Media in Jordan’s Information Age Dr. Geoffrey Hughes ACOR National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow & Fellow, Anthropology Department, London School of Economics Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 6:00 pm To be followed by a reception About the Lecture: Jordan’s media landscape has changed dramatically in the past twenty

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From the Ground Up: Community Engagement in Rock Art Management in Wadi Rum

Public Lecture Announcement: About the Lecture: As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wadi Rum is a prime tourist destination, home to thousands of rock inscriptions and petroglyphs—many of which are actually in grave danger of decay. This lecture discusses the many challenges facing current rock art management in the Valley of the Moon and the

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Why Umm el-Jimal Should Be Included in Tourism Packages and Itineraries

ACOR and USAID SCHEP PUBLIC LECTURE ANNOUNCEMENT “Why Umm el-Jimal Should Be Included in Tourism Packages and Itineraries” Dr. Bert de Vries, Calvin University (Note new date) Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reception to Follow at ACOR About the lecture: Umm el-Jimal is a truly one-of-a-kind site in Jordan, distinct from other popular

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