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ACOR Online Resources

As many are shifting to remote working and online classes, the need for greater access to digital resources is more important than ever. ACOR has many online resources available. Below is a list of links accessible through our website acorjordan.org The ACOR Photo Archive has over 27,000 online images of heritage sites, landscapes, people, and …

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ACOR closed to the public

Dear Colleagues and Friends: We regret to inform you that ACOR, including its library, will be closed to the public effective 2pm, March 14th, until otherwise noted. Such action is motivated by advice from various U.S. institutions, precedent by other overseas research units, and our general concern regarding frequent foreign arrivals to our facility. The …

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February 1 | Jordanian Heritage Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

#WikiGap #20kfor2020 #womeninarchaeology #Jordanianheritage On Saturday, February 1st, from 9:30-3:30, the ACOR Library will host a Jordanian Heritage Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to support the writing, editing, and translating of Wikipedia articles about Jordanian tangible and intangible heritage. This event is run in partnership with the Jordan Open Source Association and Wikimedia Levant. The edit-a-thon will be open …

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February 11 Public Lecture | The ACOR Photo Archive: Mobilizing Digital Tools to Preserve Visual Heritage

Please note we are intending to offer simultaneous translation into Arabic at this event. About the Lecture: The ACOR Photo Archive contains rich collections of tens of thousands of photographs, but its reach also extends far beyond the images themselves. ACOR’s archival collections reflect the seismic shifts that have occurred in the region over the …

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Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman Named New Director of American Center of Oriental Research

لتصفح المعلومات باللغة العربية هنا January 2020 ACOR Press Release Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman Named New Director of American Center of Oriental Research   The Board of Trustees of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman as the next Director of …

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ACOR at ASOR, San Diego, 2019

ACOR Staff and Affiliates at the ASOR Annual Meeting: Presentations, Honors, and Updates From Nov. 21–23, 2019, the ASOR Annual Meeting (ASOR: The American Schools of Oriental Research) took place in San Diego, CA, and dozens of current and former ACOR affiliates contributed to the event. This includes: ACOR Associate Director John (Jack) Green presented …

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December 10: “Religious Change in Southern Jordan in the Byzantine and Islamic Periods”

ACOR Proudly Presents: Tuesday, December 10, 6pm at ACOR Reception to follow About the Lecture: In the first centuries AD, everybody in the area of Jordan south of the Wadi Mujib were devotees of some Nabataean or Roman religion or another. Christians first appear in the early fourth century and grew in numbers as the …

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