2012 ASOR Annual Meeting Is a Tremendous Success

The 2012 ASOR Annual Meeting in Chicago
breaks records and is a tremendous success!

A record 925 ASOR members gathered in Chicago from November 14–17 for the 2012 ASOR Annual Meeting. The annual conference is the premier gathering for scholars, students, and lay enthusiasts who conduct research or are interested in the history and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean region. This year there were more than 450 paper presentations on topics ranging from prehistoric to Islamic periods and the present. Topics covered everything from conservation strategies and the archaeology of Anatolia to current issues in biblical archaeology. While all of the papers were presented in English, many languages could be heard in the hallways with scholars in attendance from Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Asia, Europe, North American, South America, and Central America. The event truly has become the premier international conference of the year for the history and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean. Continue reading

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NEA 75.2 (June 2012) Letter from the Editor -Issue Available Online on JSTOR

The latest issue of Near Eastern Archaeology is available now on JSTOR! Check it out here.

From the Editor

It gives me great pleasure, as the new Editor of Near Eastern Archaeology, to present the June issue of the journal. Publishing Near Eastern Archaeology continues to be both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is to present, in single issues of just 64 pages, snapshots of the different civilizations of this vast area through the several millennia of their history and of the diversity of modern scholarship. Is there anything like an “ancient Near East,” defined by similar ideas and embraced by a common past? How can we hope to understand those cultures in light of the fragmentary nature of the evidence and our different modern mentalities? How do we inform our readers in a meaningful and accessible way of the controversial debates and the often highly specialized scholarly methods and approaches? Continue reading

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ASOR Search for NEA editor

Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA), a publication of the American Schools for Oriental Research (ASOR), is seeking an editor for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2012, for twelve quarterly issues. NEA is a peer-reviewed, illustrated publication intended for non-specialists. The journal accepts submissions pertaining to the prehistory and history of the Near East. The duties of the position include: maintenance of an editorial office for the journal; solicitation and acquisition of manuscripts suitable for publication; implementation of a peer review process for the evaluation of manuscripts; collaboration with the managing editor, the art director of the journal, and the ASOR publications director; chairing an editorial board; actively promoting the journal online; and editing and proofreading each issue. The duties also include timely publication of journal issues and providing quarterly reports to the Chair of the Publications Committee. The Editor of NEA will have editorial control over the journal, within the parameters of the editorial mission established for NEA by ASOR. The successful candidate should anticipate managing a transition to an online article submission and review process and have a strategy for increasing the presence of NEA on the internet. Ideally, the Editor should have knowledge of the production and distribution processes common to print and electronic journals. The Editor of NEA currently receives a stipend as well as reimbursement for travel expenses to ASOR’s Annual Meeting. These funds also could be reallocated to provide release time at the successful candidate’s home institution. ASOR will negotiate details regarding administrative support and other basic infrastructure in collaboration with the successful candidate. The search committee requests proposals from applicants outlining a vision for the future of the journal, which includes the candidates plan for the following: 1) increasing the journals online presence; 2) promoting the journal outside ASOR; 3) transitioning to an online article submission and review process; and 4) increasing the journal’s appeal to the educated enthusiast. Applications from a single editor, coeditors, or an editorial team will be considered and accepted until the position is filled. All applications received by September 6, 2011 will receive full consideration. The candidate’s application package should consist of the aforementioned vision statement and a current CV. These materials, and any other inquiries, should be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Jeff Blakely (jblakely@wisc.edu).

NEA 74.2 (June 2011) is available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 74.2 (June 2011) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and 4 years of back issues) is available to online subscribers of NEA and to ASOR members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership.

The following is an abbreviated table of contents:
-Stefan Münger, Jürgen Zangenberg and Juha Pakkala: Long Article on Kinneret
-Rami Arav, John F. Shroder Jr., Steven Notley: Forum Responses on Bethsaida
-Amihai Mazar: Forum Article on “The Iron Age Chronology Debate”
-Ann E. Killebrew, Lorenzo d’Alfonso, Brandon R. Olson: Fieldnotes
-Hans Barnard: Fieldnote
-Garth Gilmour: Fieldnote

You may access the detailed table of contents here:
http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/nea/74/2

As a reminder, the last 4 years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR members on Atypon Link. For details, please see the following URL:

http://www.asor.org/updates/atypon-online.html

NEA 73.2-3 (special issue on the archaeology of Lebanon) available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 73.2-3 (June/September 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This double issue is 144 pages and focuses on the archaeology of Lebanon. This issue (and almost 4 years of back issues) is available to online subscribers of NEA and to ASOR members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership.

The issue contains articles by Jeanine Abdul Massih, Gassia Artin, Jean-Paul Thalmann, Hermann Genz, Claude Doumet-Serhal, Hélène Sader and Jens Kamlah, María Eugenia Aubet, Josette Elayi, Zeina Haddad, Ibrahim Noureddine, Suzy Hakimian, Leila Badre, Lina G. Tahan, and Neil Asher Silberman. There are also reviews by Sharon Zuckerman, Louise Steel, Kevin Butcher, and Benjamin W. Porter.

You may access the table of contents here:

http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/nea/73/2-3

As a reminder, the last 4 years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR members on Atypon Link. For details, please see the following URL:

http://www.asor.org/updates/atypon-online.html

B. Sass posts reply to articles in NEA 72/4

Prof. Benjamin Sass, Tel Aviv University, has posted a reply to proposals made about Taita, King of Palistin in a recent issue of NEA (72/4).

Sass’ response is found online in the “Dig-it-al NEA” section of ASOR website. This online supplement to NEA is free:

http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/dig-it-al-nea.html

You may access the table of contents of NEA 72.4 at Atypon Link here:

http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/nea/2009/72/4

As a reminder, the last 3+ years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR members on Atypon Link. For details, please see the following URL:

http://www.asor.org/updates/atypon-online.html

Near Eastern Archaeology 72.4

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 72.4 (December 2009) has now been posted online at Atypon Link.

The issue focuses on the Hittite world and contains articles by J. David Hawkins, Timothy P. Harrison, Kay Kohlmeyer, and David Schloen and Amir Fink.

You may access the table of contents here:

http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/nea/2009/72/4

As a reminder, the last 3+ years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR members on Atypon Link. For details, please see the following URL:

http://www.asor.org/updates/atypon-online.html