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Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize

October 10, 2006

The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research is pleased to announce the sixth annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize competition. This prize was established in 2001 by Professor William G. Dever and Mrs. Norma Dever in memory of their son Sean. It offers $500 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality, but the articles or papers must be in English.

All submissions must include the academic affiliation of the author and her/his mailing and email addresses, and fax and phone numbers. Submission of conference papers must include the name of the conference and the date on which the paper was presented. Submission of published articles must include full bibliographic information. Papers must be submitted in hard copy; no electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be received by December 31, 2006.

Send submissions to:

Mr. Samuel Cardillo
W. F. Albright Institute
P.O. Box 40151
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The 2005 competition winner is John D. M. Green, Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His paper entitled Anklets and the Construction of Gender and Age in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Southern Levant was presented at the 2005 Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

Previous winners (and their graduate school affiliations) are Edward F. Maher, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago; Juan Manuel Tebes, School of Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Buenos Aires; Christine M. Thompson, Department of Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles; Laura B. Mazow, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona.

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