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Contact Information

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The preferred method of communications with either office of ACOR is E-Mail. It is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable means of expediting actions. The second method is the FAX machine and the U.S. Mail. Telephone contact should be used only when there is a need for an immediate action or response. All E-mail memos are reviewed daily and generally responded to in one day. E-mail is reliable in the U.S. and Jordan. If you have lengthy documents to send to ACOR or photographs, via E-mail, contact ACOR prior to transmitting to ACOR the large documents.

  • Located in facilities provided by Boston University, this office functions as the ACOR office in the United States. 
  • Coordinates all activities of the ACOR Fellowship Committee: 
  • Announcement of fellowships 
  • Receipt of applications 
  • Notification of awards 
  • Fellowship travel arrangements 
  • Visa (entry permissions) coordination 
  • Fellowship related issues 
  • Maintains direct communications with ACOR in Amman 
  • Courier packages to Amman (Material of an official nature, e.g., excavation permit applications, contributions to ACOR publications, etc., may be forwarded to Amman in this manner. Affiliated archaeological project directors may also make use of the ACOR Boston bank account in order to transfer funds to Jordan). 
  • Receives, for further shipment to Amman, donations of books and other materials for the ACOR Library. 
  • Provides information and assistance on issues of travel, contact names and addresses in Jordan and the United States ACOR affiliation coordinator 
  • Central link between the members of the ACOR Board of Trustees, the ACOR Committees located in the United States and the ACOR Director and staff, located in Jordan. 
  • General information on US federal and state regulations and tax codes, and laws. 
  • Interacts with public and private foundations and funding agencies. 
  • Responds to inquiries from the press and individuals concerning ACOR activities in Jordan. 


The American Center of Oriental Research
P.O. Box 2470
Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 962-6-534--6117
FAX: 962-6-534-4181

Director: Dr. Barbara A. Porter
Associate Director: Dr. Glenn J. Corbett

Office hours: 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Saturday through Thursday, Amman time. Answering machine during other hours.


The American Center of Oriental Research
656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor 
Boston, MA 02215-2010 USA 
TEL: 617-353-6571; FAX: 617-353-6575 

Associate Director : Dr. Donald Keller 

Office hours: 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, Eastern time (US). Answering machine during other hours. 

Use the Boston Office for donations of books or any donation, mailing of funds to residents of ACOR in Amman and general coordination with the organization. Dr. Keller can provide updated information on almost any subject matter or direct you to the correct ACOR committee, for the data.

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