Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize

Seventeenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2018

Call for Papers

The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2018 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers.  This prize provides $650 for the best published article 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.  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.

All submissions must be in PDF format only.  All submissions must include both the cover sheet and the paper.  All submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2017.  The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2018.

Email .pdf of paper and cover sheet to:

Mr. Sam Cardillo, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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

2017 Prize Recipient: Liat Naeh, a Ph.D. candidate at The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Her paper, “In Search of Identity: The Contribution of Recent Finds to Our Understanding of Iron Age Ivory Objects in the Material Culture of the Southern Levant,” was published in Altorientalische Forschungen 42/1: 80-96 (2015).

The Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever in memory of their son Sean.