Word is out that Jo Verduci, long time member of the Safi team from the Univ. of Melbourne contingent, has been awarded the Sean Dever Memorial Prize.
Here are the details (as passed on by Jack Sasson):
SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2014
The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in
Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the thirteenth 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 or Biblical Archaeology.
Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in
The winner this year is Josephine A. Verduci, a Ph.D. candidate in the
Classics and Archaeology Department in the School of Historical and
Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her paper, “A
Feather in Your Cap: Symbols of Philistine Warrior Status,” was
presented in November 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the American
Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore.
The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever
and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean.
Way to go Jo! You definitely deserve this for your great research – and we are all very proud of you!