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Join The Explorers Club on Monday, March 4th to look back on geoscientist and professor Tom Paradise’s over thirty years of research in the enchanting ruins of Petra, Jordan.

 

With over 30 years of research in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, Tom Paradise will take us on a visually stunning tour of the magical valley addressing the architecture, history, and landscape of this magical valley intertwined with his 33 years of ground-breaking research on the science of cultural heritage and architectural deterioration. From the hidden entry at Wadi Musa to the enigmatic monastery nestled in the faraway peaks of the valley, Professor Paradise represents a rare perspective of more than three decades of life, work, and mentoring in the ‘rose-red city half as old as time’.  Join us on this rare opportunity to learn about Petra, Jordan.

 


Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, March 4th at 7:00 pm ET.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Speakers

Tom Paradise, PhD, FN 2017

Tom Paradise is a geosciences professor and the former Director of the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas. He comes from a diverse background in the geosciences, architectural and historic/material preservation, Middle East, Mediterranean, and North Africa regional studies, and cartography/GIS. Having researched the unique architecture of Petra, Jordan since 1990, he has published more than sixty articles, reports, white papers, and chapters on Petra and Wadi Rum and continues to advise the US, UNESCO, and foreign agencies on cultural heritage management and architectural deterioration, Mediterranean and Middle East architecture, and geographic visualization and cartography of the region. 

Professor Paradise was awarded a senior scholar Fulbright to Jordan from 1998-2000 and was the Joukowsky Distinguished Lecturer for the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA) for 2021-2022 for his work and research on Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan and the historic preservation of ancient and classical sites. He has also been instrumental in the production of more than fifteen TV specials on Petra including PB Nova award-winning ‘Lost City of Stone’, The Smithsonian Channel’s ‘Riddle of Petra’, and Discovery Channel’s ‘Mystery of Petra’.

Tom Paradise has taught abroad at Universities in Amman, Rome, Venice, Cairo, and Tunis, as well as in the US in Hawai’i, Arizona, Georgia, and California. He currently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, teaching in the J. William Fulbright College and the King Fahd Center at the University of Arkansas.

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