Members of the Umm el-Jimal Project joined archaeologists, practitioners, and scholars from around the world for the 13th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan. Sponsored by the […]
Paul Christians is a director and co-founder of Open Hand Studios, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, celebrating, and sharing cultural heritage through innovative, community-based education and development projects. Paul’s research interests include cultural heritage, community archaeology, development, and museums.
“The Middle Eastern Heritage Debate is Becoming Worryingly Colonial.” This thought-provoking article by Oxford research fellow Mirjam Birsius in The Conversation highlighted the Umm el-Jimal Project’s community-based approach to cultural […]
Umm el-Jimal Project staff attended the 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 18-22, 2015. ASOR, a scholarly association with over 90 affiliated institutions, […]
The Umm el-Jimal Project and Open Hand Studios joined archaeologists, scholars, and government officials from a variety of universities and agencies across the globe to share the work we’ve done […]
As another summer field season draws to a close, the UJ15 team took a few minutes at dawn for our annual team photo outside ancient Umm el-Jimal’s Commodus Gate in […]
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This morning the first six interpretive signs of the Umm el-Jimal Project’s walking tour were installed on site. Covering the House XVII-XVIII Complex, all of the signs are dual Arabic […]
We’re pleased to launch our new interactive virtual tour of Umm el-Jimal! Completed as part of our Virtual Museum and Educational Curriculum grant project from the Archaeological Institute of America, […]