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ASOR Receives Major NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) has received an outright grant of $300,903 for a 27-month long project to digitize, arrange, describe, and make accessible ASOR's geographically dispersed archives. The archives focus on archaeological excavations and the history of archaeology in the Middle East from 1871 to the present. The archives are presently located at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, at the Semitic Museum at Harvard University, and at ASOR's headquarters at Boston University. The project will also create finding aids and mount digitized materials on the internet. The project is directed by Eric Meyers (Duke University). The ASOR Archives Initiative Advisory Committee will be co-chaired by Meyers and Rachel Hallote (Purchase College SUNY). Other members of the advisory committee include Jeffrey Blakely (University of Wisconsin), Joseph Greene (Harvard University), Phillip King (Boston College), Lawrence Mykytiuk (Purdue University), and Andrew Vaughn (ASOR).