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ANES Students win SBL Awards

Two of our ANES students have been singled out for honors at the regional SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) conference, where they will be presenting papers this weekend. The two students are Ally Huffmire and Gerardo Juarez.

Both Ally and Gerardo received the following notice:

“Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your project…was chosen for a student paper award for the Rocky Mountain - Great Plains Region of the American Academy of Religion.

The award will be formally announced at the upcoming RMGP Regional Meeting before the Friday keynote lecture at which time I will ask you to come to the front of the room to receive your certificate. A check for the financial portion of the award ($100) will be mailed to you at a later date.

Congratulations, again, and thank you for your excellent work!”

Ally’s paper is entitled “Slaves and Spatial Theory in the Palatial Mansion.”

Gerardo’s paper is entitled “The Scribal Curriculum for the Elephantine Scribes.”

Both students were informed that it is extraordinary for this award to be given to an undergraduate paper, and they were, in fact, being compared to MA and PhD students.

COMPLIMENTS to Ally Huffmire and Gerardo Juarez and to the dedicated faculty, who have mentored them along the way.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Many ANES students are participating in a variety of Experiential Learning Opportunities this spring and summer. Our ANES students will be represented at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, at the archaeological field school in Huqoq Israel, at the archaeological field school in Ataruz Jordan, and on the Babylon to Berlin Study Abroad.

This year, more Experiential Learning Grants than ever before were awarded to help students cover the costs of these extraordinary opportunities. Congratulations to all the recipients of these awards!


February 17, 2023:
Due Date for SANE Symposium submissions

March 1, 2023
1. Due Date for Experiential Learning Grant Applications:
2. Women in Academic Careers and Religion: Navigating Grad School, Employment, and Life. A SANE-sponsored panel discussion at 7:00 pm in 202 JSB

March 21, 2023
Due date for Studia Antiqua submissions

April 7, 2023 in 238 HRCB, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
SANE Symposium 2023