Robert Schick

Robert Schick, ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024-2025

“Identifying the Sites that Alois Musil Recorded in His Travels in Southern Jordan and the Negev in 1896–1902”

ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Independent Scholar
Near Eastern Studies

Dr. Robert Schick is an independent scholar who has devoted the bulk of his academic career to the history and archaeology of Jordan in the Late Roman to Islamic periods, with a focus on southern Jordan, with a second interest in the Islamic sites and monuments of Jerusalem. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1987 with a study on the Christian communities in Palestine from Byzantine to Islamic rule, and he has participated in numerous seasons of excavations in Jordan since 1980 at such sites as el-Lejjun, Umm al-Rasas, Humayma, the Petra Church, and Ghor es-Safi. He is a freelance translator of scholarly literature from German and Arabic into English, including the eight German volumes by Gustaf Dalman about Palestinian folk customs written a hundred years ago. He taught archaeology courses at the Palestinian al-Quds University and Bir Zeit University between 1995 and 1998, and he taught Islamic Studies in Hyderabad, India, from 2000 to 2006. He was based at the University of Mainz from 2014 to 2019.

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