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Title VI Educator Fellowship Call for Application

November 15, 2022 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. Topics should contribute to scholarship in …

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Success of the First Cohort of the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project

November 14, 2022 We are proud to announce the completion and success of the first cohort of the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project. In 2021, the American Center of Research and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities partnered together to create a new community archaeology program: the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project. The project managed to involve 24 …

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(Online Lecture) Digital Archives: Preservation, Accessibility, and Future Directions

October 26, 2022 The American Center of Research proudly presents: Tuesday, November 8, 2022Location: Zoom WebinarTime: 7:00–8:00 pm (Amman) In our world today, any material management project, whether it is for documents, photos, heritage items, or sites, needs to include digitization as a fundamental means to achieve an effective and secure electronic record system. This …

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Book Launch of “Unique and Outstanding: Jordan’s World Heritage Sites”

October 25, 2022 On Monday, October 24, 2022, the launch and signing ceremony of HRH Princess Dana Firas’ book “Unique and Outstanding: Jordan’s World Heritage Sites” took place at the Cultural Hub – Bayt Yaish in Jabal al-Weibdeh. This publication seeks to illustrate the rich diversity of Jordan’s cultural heritage sites, including those that have …

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Obituary: Burton MacDonald

September 13, 1939 – October 20, 2022 Burton MacDonald, a longtime supporter of the American Center of Research, died on October 20th after complications evolving from his over a year-long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Dr. MacDonald and his wife, Dr. Rosemarie Sampson, funded their fellowship, “MacDonald and Sampson Fellowship,” at the American Center in 2004 to …

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We are proud to announce the launch of the U.S. Department of State-funded project “Establishing a National Cultural Heritage Property Database in the Kingdom of Jordan”

October 13, 2022 In the presence of the Ambassador of the United States of America Henry T. Wooster, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Gavito, the American Center of Research and Jordan’s Department of Antiquities held reception to launch the U.S. Department of State-funded project “Establishing a National Cultural Heritage Property Database in the Kingdom of …

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THE AMERICAN CENTER OF RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2023–2024

Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2023. NEH Fellowship 2023*: One award of four months for use in 2023, for a scholar who has a PhD or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, …

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The Jordan Museum: More Than 10,000 Years of Human Resilience and Innovation with Ihab Amarin

Tuesday, October 11, 2022Location: American Center of Research, Amman, JordanTime: 6:30–7:30 p.m. GMT+3 (Amman)11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDTOpen to the public—reception to follow. We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming lecture, which is open to the public and will be live-streamed online. Visit the link below to attend the lecture on Zoom. The Jordan Museum …

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