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ASOR's Honors and Awards

The Richard J. Scheuer Medal: This award honors an individual who has provided truly outstanding, long term support and service contributions to ASOR. (This medal is awarded when such an individual is identified.)

The Charles U. Harris Service Award. This award is given in recognition of long term and/or special service as an ASOR officer or Trustee. (One award is given annually.)

The P. E. MacAllister Field Archaeology Award. This award honors an archaeologist who, during his/her career, has made outstanding contributions to ancient Near Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology. (One award is given annually.)

The G. Ernest Wright Award. This award is given to the editor/author of the most substantial volume(s) dealing with archaeological material, excavation reports and material culture from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. This work must be the result of original research published within the past two years. (One award is given annually.)

The Frank Moore Cross Award. This award is presented to the editor/author of the most substantial volume(s) related to one of the following categories:  a) the history and/or religion of ancient Israel; b) ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean epigraphy; c) textual studies on the Hebrew Bible; or d) comparative studies of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern literature. This work must be the result of original research published during the past two years. (One award is given annually.)

NEW ASOR Popular Book Award. This award is presented to the author/editor of a book published in the last two years that offers a new synthesis of archaeological data intended to reach an audience of scholars as well as students and the broader public. (One award is given annually.)

The W. F. Albright Award. This award honors an individual who has shown special support or made outstanding service contributions to one of the overseas centers, ACOR, AIAR, CAARI, or to one of the overseas committees - the Baghdad Committee and the Damascus Committee. (This award is given when such an individual is identified.)

ASOR Membership Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made special contributions on behalf of the ASOR membership, through committee, editorial, or office services. (Up to three awards are given annually.)

NEW ASOR Annual Meeting Poster Award. This award is conferred upon the author(s) of the poster presenting the results of a study about ancient Near Eastern societies in a clear, legible fashion using original graphic content. Subject matter may be based in archaeological sciences, history, anthropology, epigraphy, ethnography, heritage or other scholarly approaches to understanding ancient people in the areas covered by ASOR. (One award is given annually.)

 

To nominate someone for an award, please submit the following information:

  • Contact information of nominator 
  • Name of nominee
  • Name of award
  • Why nominee is suitable for award

The deadlines to submit nominations are September 16, 2015 for book awards and October 1, 2015 for non-book awards.

Please send your nomination information to asormtgs@bu.edu, or call 857-272-2506 with questions.

Please consult the list of Current and Past Awards Recipients to make sure that the person you nominate has not previously received the award.

 

List of Previous Recipients

 

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