Being an ASOR member means being part of an organization that has shaped the study of the Near East for over a century. Our mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean, from the earliest times.

Our memberships help foster original research, exploration, and archaeological fieldwork; encourage scholarship about Near Eastern and Mediterranean traditions and societies; uphold the highest academic standards in interdisciplinary research and teaching; and support efforts to protect, preserve, and present to the public the historic and cultural heritage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean world.

ASOR invites select institutions to join the ASOR consortium. Membership is prestigious and offers tremendous benefits to the students, faculty, and staff of your college, university, or seminary. If you would like to apply for institutional membership, please have the appropriate official fill out the form available at “Join Now” and send it to the ASOR office. Please be sure to designate an institutional representative.

Faculty, students, and staff of your member institution will receive the following benefits:

To pay your Institutional Membership dues, please either call 857-277-0417 to make a payment over the phone or mail the payment information to ASOR, P.O. Box 15729, Boston, MA 02215.

For more information about becoming an institutional member, please contact the ASOR Office at 857-990-3139 or by email.