W. F. Albright Institute
of Archaeological Research
26 Salah ed-Din Street, P.O. Box 19096, 91190 Jerusalem, Israel
• Heather Dana Davis Parker & Ashley Fiutko Arico –
Winners of the 12th Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2013
• Albright Newsletter 2012
12th SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2013
The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the twelfth annual competition for the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. This award offers $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian and Biblical Archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English.
The joint winners this year are Heather Dana Davis Parker (PhD candidate in Northwest Semitics and Hebrew Bible in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University) and Ashley Fiutko Arico (PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University). Their paper, “A Moabite-Inscribed Statue Fragment from Kerak: Possible Egyptian Parallels,” was presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research and at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, both in San Francisco.
The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean. This year, 2013, is the twelfth anniversary of Sean’s passing.
The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR), founded in 1900, as the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, provides a base for a broad range of American-led scholarly research projects in Near Eastern studies from prehistory to the early Islamic period in the Middle East. Located in an historic building in Jerusalem, the Albright offers fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral studies, and maintains residential and research facilities for its fellows, including an extensive library. The Institute fosters North American participation in, and provides support for, archaeological excavations and surveys; promotes working relationships with related institutions in Jerusalem and the neighboring communities.
The mission of the Albright is to develop and disseminate scholarly knowledge of the literature, history, and culture of the Near East, as well as the study of the development of civilization from prehistory to the early Islamic period.
Its international fellowship program annually includes 54 fellows, representing a wide diversity of national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The program is intended to promote the participation of students and scholars from all over the world as well as Israeli and Palestinian academics. This program offers a unique opportunity for interaction and the exchange of information and ideas in a friendly and peaceful environment. As such the Albright has succeeded in creating an intellectual atmosphere not duplicated in any other institution in the region.
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Updated November 2012