Call for Papers: 21st Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize

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The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2022 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers. This prize provides $750 for the best paper, presented at a conference, which 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 2022). They may be of any nationality, but the conference paper must be in English. Submissions must be conference papers not already published or prepared for submission to a publication. Co-written conference papers may be submitted if all authors are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among the authors.  

All submissions must be in PDF format only. Submissions must be conference papers not already published or prepared for submission to a publication. The submitted 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). They must also include full citations and bibliographic references. 

Submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2021. The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2022.
Applications should be made through the Albright Fellowships portal:
https://aiarfellowships.smapply.org/

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Committee:
Jennie Ebeling and Nathaniel Levtow, co-chairs; Liz Bloch-Smith and Seymour Gitin, members; JP Dessel and Matthew Adams, ex-officio members

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2021 Prize Recipient:

Avraham Yoskovich, Ph.D. candidate in the General History Department at Haifa University. His paper, “The Huqoq Mosaic: Re-considering the Biblical Interpretation,” was presented at the 11th Conference of the European Association for Jewish Studies (Krakow, 2018). 
 

A full list of past recipients is available here.

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.