Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2019 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers. This prize provides $750 for the best article published or paper presented at a conference that treats a topic in the field of Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology.

Authors must be Ph.D. candidates in the semester in which the winner is announced (Spring 2019). They may be of any nationality, but the article or paper must be in English. Co-written or co-presented pieces may be submitted if all the authors or presenters are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among authors or presenters.

The submission of conference papers must include images (if used in the presentation) in PDF format (either as a separate document or embedded within the text of the paper), and full citations and bibliographic references.

All submissions must be in PDF format only. Submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2018. The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2019.

 Applications should be made through the Albright Fellowships portal:

aiarfellowships.fluidreview.com

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Committee: Carol Meyers and Beth Alpert Nakhai, co-chairs; Walter Aufrecht and Peter Machinist, members; Sharon Herbert and Matthew Adams, ex-officio members.

2018 Prize Recipient: Andrew Burlingame, a PhD candidate in Northwest Semitic Philology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His paper, “Line Five of the Amman Citadel Inscription: History of Interpretation and a New Proposal,” was published in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 376 (2016): 63–82.

THE SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2001 BY MRS. NORMA DEVER, OF BLESSED MEMORY, AND PROFESSOR WILLIAM G. DEVER, IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON SEAN.

 

Past Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Recipients