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The American Center of Research open the renewed University of Jordan’s National Heritage Museum

June 8, 2022 The American Center of Research and the University of Jordan opened the university’s renewed National Heritage Museum, located on the campus in Amman, with a ceremony held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Some 100 people attended this celebration of the museum’s recent renovation, which focused on bringing it up to date with …

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Renewing the University of Jordan’s National Heritage Museum

May 29, 2022 The University of Jordan is the country’s largest and oldest institution of higher education, offering a wide range of academic programs and a diverse environment. The university devotes particular attention to preserving, protecting, and presenting Jordan’s heritage visually. This includes through its National Heritage Museum, founded in 1986 to reflect the lifestyles …

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The American Center of Research joins in marking the 2022 International Museum Day (IDM)

May 18, 2022 The American Center of Research joins in marking the 2022 International Museum Day (IDM), which was launched by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977 to acknowledge all the world’s museums and celebrate their value in the development of societies. With this year’s global theme, “The Power of Museums,” we feature …

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Researching the connection between archaeology and architecture in higher education in Jordan

April 28, 2022 The profession of archaeology has many facets that can contribute to a well-rounded education. The same can be said for the architectural profession. And both archaeology and architecture have elements in common—yet institutions of higher education in Jordan have been lax in connecting the two. We became aware of the disconnection between …

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American Center of Research Educator Fellowship

April 25, 2022 American Center of Research Educator Fellowship: The American Center of Research is currently seeking applications for three one-month remote fellowships for faculty members and administrators teaching at community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Fields of study include, but are not limited to all areas of the humanities, anthropology, archaeology, and women’s studies. …

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Summer Internships 2022

April 13, 2022 American Center of Research is pleased to invite applications for remote and in-person internships for summer 2022. To apply, please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for two references to opportunity@acorjordan.org, specifying which of the roles below you are interested in and with “Summer Internship” as the subject line. Review …

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Newsletter 33.2 (covering July–December 2021) Now Available Online!

April 3, 2022 The next issue of our newsletter (33.2) is now available! Click here for the PDF. This volume features: “Intangible Cultural Heritage,” a tour through the American Center’s latest efforts to support the preservation of the riches of Jordan’s living culture. Remembrance of the life and legacy of S. Thomas Parker (trustee, 1987–2021, …

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Meet Safa Rofu: From a Curious Youngster Living Near Busayra’s Archaeological Site to an Impressive Success Story

March 8, 2022 Busayra is a town in Al-Tafilah Governorate in southern Jordan, approximately 200 km from Amman. From its archaeological site, Busayra has a beautiful panoramic view over valleys and hills. This site was the administrative and political capital of the kingdom of Edom between 800 and 500 BCE, toward the end of the …

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The American Center of Research Supports the First Natural Science Museum in Southern Jordan

February 9, 2022 The American Center of Research supported the establishment of the Natural Science Museum at Al Hussein Bin Talal University’s College of Science. The goal was to create an educational tool for the university campus, targeting in particular students of the College of Science, as well as, in general, students from the university’s …

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