This beautiful mosaic floor adorning a Byzantine-era church at the site of Khirbet et-Tireh near Jerusalem was preserved thanks to support from the J.M. Kaplan Responsive Preservation Initiative. In this essay, Salah Al-Houdalieh, the director of the Khirbet et-Tireh excavation and restoration project, discusses recent efforts, funded by CAORC’s J.M. Kaplan Responsive Preservation Initiative, to conserve and restore mosaic floors from an ancient Byzantine church near Jerusale
It’s fellowship application season! In addition to providing our own fellowships for international research, CAORC supports fellowship and grant programs run by the network of American Overseas Research Centers (ORCs). As specialists in their respective world regions, ORCs provide a superb scholarly infrastructure to visiting researchers, with services including libraries and archives, assistance with research permits, housing, hosting of conferences and collaborations, and m
CAORC is pleased to announce the second round of award recipients for the Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources. Pictured: members of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, recipients of an RPI grant, examine Egyptian pot sherds. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jorda
CAORC is pleased to announce the first award recipients for the Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen. Applications are currently being accepte
CAORC, and many of the ORCs, will again be attending the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference this November 21-24 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a list of panels associated with ORCs: The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is sponsoring, or has participants on, seven panels: - "Tunisia’s Progress Since the Revolution" (P4066) Saturday, 11/21, 5:30pm - "A Century of Women’s Rights in the MENA: Where Have the Men Gone?" (P4061) Sunday, 11/22, 11am
Two Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) fellows, Jennifer Kelly and Maryam Griffin, have received University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowships! Jennifer will be at UC San Diego working with PARC fellow Gary Fields on her work, while Maryam will be at UC Davis working with Sunaina Maira. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University announces the fifth recipient of the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Award in Palestine Studies, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury. The award recognizes and seeks to foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians.
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury is an associate researcher and the Academic Coordinator of the Political Participation Project of Palestinians in Israel at Mada al-Carmel - The Arab Center for