Name: American Schools of Oriental Research

Mission: ASOR’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into , and public understanding of, the cultures and history of the Near East and the wider Mediterranean, from the earliest times.

Founded: 1900

Members: approximately 1820 individual members, 75 institutional members, and 3 affiliated overseas research institutes

Publications: Three journals (Bulletin of ASOR, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, and Near Eastern Archaeology), two e-newsletters (News@ASOR and The Ancient Near East Today), and three book series (ASOR Annual,  Archaeological Report Series, and Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplement Series).

Annual Meeting: The conference with approximately 1,000 attendees begins eight days (on a Wednesday) before American Thanksgiving. The location varies every year, but the meeting is always located near the SBL Annual Meeting.

Professional Personnel: ASOR has 13 full-time staff members (including staff for ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives) and approximately 14 part-time employees (including ASOR CHI staff).

Donors: ASOR is supported by approximately 400 individuals who make annual charitable contributions to ASOR. Click here for our Fiscal Year 2017 Honor Roll of Donors.

President: Susan Ackerman, Dartmouth College

Chief Administrative Officer: Andrew G. Vaughn (Executive Director)