Fellows

Cosmetic Adornment during the Iron Age in the Southern Levant

A Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship at ACOR was awarded to Betty Adams for spring 2020. She is a graduate student in Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, where her studies have concentrated on the chemistry and composition of ancient makeup as represented by traces remaining on artifacts from ancient Jordan. …

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The unexpected discovery of Khirbet Qazone and the revealing of Nabataeans on the shores of the Dead Sea

Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow and chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies. As part of his fellowship he will be giving a public presentation on his findings from archaeological fieldwork at Khirbet Qazone. In this blog, he provides a background to his work at this important Nabataean site. Dr. …

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Christine Sargent, NEH Fellow, Spring 2020

Christine Sargent is the Spring 2019–2020 ACOR-NEH fellow and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. During her ACOR fellowship, Dr. Sargent will be working on her first ethnographic monograph, which is based on her Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Sargent began research for this project in 2013–2014, with support from the University …

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ACOR Supports Jordanian Researchers: Dr. Sahar al Khasawneh Presents at 2019 ASOR Meeting

المقال باللغة العربية في أسفل الصفحة Every year ACOR funds travel scholarships for two Jordanian researchers to attend the annual meeting of ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research). Sahar al Khasawneh, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Jordan is an awardee of a Jordanian Travel Scholarship to attend …

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Kimberly Katz, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019

Kimberly Katz is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019 and Professor of Middle East History at Towson University in Maryland. Her current research interests focus on legal history in Jordan and the West Bank. She is analyzing the transition from the British Mandate-era Penal Code to the Jordanian Penal Code that followed the Unification …

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When Bread Is More than Just Bread

Toasty and plump from having just been baked, loaves of classic khubz ‘arabī—or Arabic pita bread—come off the bakery conveyor to be bagged and then sold by the kilogram to Amman’s residents. Bakeries lie at the center of communal life in Jordan’s cities and towns. They mark daily rhythms and movements in countless neighborhoods. The …

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Understanding the New Urban Geographies of the Syrian Conflict

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Ali Hamdan, seen here in Amman's Jabal Lweibdeh neighborhood, is studying the political geographies of Syrian exiles in two cities deeply affected by the conflict, Gaziantep in Turkey and Amman in Jordan. Jordan is a rewarding place to be a geographer. To the south and east, deserts host an array of communities …

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Faces of Jordan’s Archaeology – Zakariya Na’imat

A fixture of ACOR and the ACOR Library through the years, Jordanian archaeologist Zakariya Na’imat is now working to complete a Ph.D. in Islamic Archaeology at the University of Bonn. Photo by Barbara Porter. From time to time, the ACOR Blog highlights the careers and accomplishments of notable Jordanians in the field of archaeology and …

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