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ACOR Archival Methods Workshop 2019

On July 2-3, 2019, the ACOR Library and Archive hosted the third annual Archival Methods Workshop. Here you will find blog posts written by Jessica Holland (ACOR Archivist) and Samya Khalaf Kafafi (ACOR Assistant Librarian) detailing the events of these two days, as well as the slide shows for both presentations from the workshop. Making …

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Machaerus @ 50: Book Launch of the Final Report on the Herodian Citadel

The 2019 ACOR Public Lecture Series presents: “Machaerus @ 50: Book Launch of the Final Report on the Herodian Citadel,” by Győző Vörös. This lecture took place at ACOR in Amman on March 13, 2019. About the Lecture The book launch of MACHAERUS III marks the 50th anniversary of the archaeological excavations at Machaerus, which began …

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Rachael McGlensey, Project Archivist at ACOR, Spring–Summer 2019

Rachael McGlensey joins us as our current Project Archivist Intern for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. She arrived in Jordan in mid-January and will be working with the ACOR Library and Archives through July 2019, thanks to support from a grant from the US Department of Education (Title VI, 2016 to present). Rachael earned B.A.s in History and …

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Pella @ 40: The 2019 Field Season at Pella in Jordan

The 2018 ACOR Public Lecture Series and the Embassy of Australia in Amman present: “Pella @ 40: The 2019 Field Season at Pella in Jordan,” by Stephen Bourke. This lecture took place at ACOR in Amman on February 25, 2019. About the Lecture The lecture presents first impression of the results of the 2019 field …

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The Origins of the Sugar Industry in Jordan: Latest results of the Ghawr as-Sāfī Project

The 2018 ACOR Public Lecture Series Presents: “The Origins of the Sugar Industry in Jordan: Latest results of the Ghawr aṣ-Ṣāfī Project,” an ACOR & USAID SCHEP Lecture by Konstantinos D. Politis. This blog post is adapted from Dino’s lecture on November 7, 2018. About the Lecture: The Ghawr aṣ-Ṣāfī project, which began in 1997, conducted …

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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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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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Steve Meyer, Project Archivist at ACOR, Fall 2017

Steve Meyer is the Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. He arrived in Jordan at the end of August 2017 and will be working in the ACOR Library through much of 2018 as part of the Photo Archive Internship Program. Steve is a professional photographer based in New York City.  Wanting to develop his …

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