Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASOR's News Outlets

[First posted in AWOL 13 February 2014, updated 24 January 2018]

In 2014 The American Schools of Oriental Research has initiated a variety of way to communicate to and interact with the a broad range of constituencies. The venerable ASOR Newsletter presents brief summaries of research work done under the auspices of ASOR, and reports on the various activities of ASOR's overseas centers in Amman, Jerusalem, and Nicosia as well as announcements of various scholarly seminars, the ASOR Annual Meeting, and fellowship opportunities. The most recent seventeen of its sixty-two volumes are freely available online.

In January 2013, with the support of the Kershaw Family Trust, ASOR began distributing News@ASOR as a bimonthly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter delivers updates on events in the field, organizational news, and highlights from the ASOR Blog. All issues are free of charge and archived online. News@ASOR includes highlights from the ASOR Blog:
Welcome to the ASOR blog. The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), located at Boston University, is the preeminent society for individuals interested in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Biblical Lands. This blog is intended to facilitate ASOR’s mission ”to initiate, encourage and support research into, and public understanding of, the peoples and cultures of the Near East from the earliest times.”
In April 2013 following closely on the heels of News@ASOR a monthly e-newsletter disseminating ideas, insights and discoveries to Friends of ASOR began publication as The Ancient Near East Today:
 The ANE Today covers the entire Near East, and each issue will present discussions ranging from the state of biblical archaeology to archaeology after the Arab Spring. Sign up today for free and be a part of this community of discovery! 
The  ASORtv channel at YouTube adds another dimension to outreach, and currently about a hundred and fifty videos.

Most of ASOR news content is also syndicated to the ASOR Facebook page, to ASOR's Twitter feed, and to ASOR's LinkedIn account, encouraging interaction across a broad range of social media.

Three of ASOR's overseas research centers also produce newsletters and you will find links to them here.

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