B A B E S C H Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology

The BABESCH Byvanck Award


The BABESCH Byvanck Award is an annual contest for the best scholarly paper submitted to the BABESCH periodical, written by a novice in the field of archaeological research. The paper must be the first scientific contribution of the applicant to an international scholarly journal.

The BABESCH Byvanck Award is named after Dame dr. Lili Byvanck-Quarles van Ufford (1907-2002), one of the last grandes dames of Classical Archaeology in the Netherlands during the 20th century. For decades she was the driving force behind BABESCH, which under her zeal and guidance developed into an internationally acknowledged publication platform for Mediterranean archaeologists. The BABESCH Byvanck Award is made possible by a yearly donation out of the prof. dr. A.W. Byvanck Fund, instituted by the same Lili Byvanck in remembrance of her late husband, with the aim of furthering the study and knowledge of the Ancient World.

Applications and submissions for the BABESCH Byvanck Award

Applicants for the BABESCH Byvanck Award are invited to send in their submission and a curriculum vitae before March 1st. Out of the applications received, the Editorial Board of BABESCH selects a candidate and the board of the BABESCH Foundation finally decides on the winner by majority vote. The BABESCH Byvanck Award-winner is publicly announced during the Byvanck Lecture, which is held each year’s autumn at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. The winner receives a certificate, a premium of € 1500,- and the opportunity to briefly present the winning article to the audience there present.

Submissions should follow the editorial guidelines of BABESCH (see information for authors) and not exceed 10.000 words including bibliographical references and endnotes. The manuscript should be sent to BABESCH (contact) and will be submitted to the members of the BABESCH editorial board for review, as well as to external peer reviewers in accordance with the procedure followed for all submitted contributions. Each submission, whether winning or not, will be considered for publication in BABESCH. Applicants will receive notice regarding acceptance at short term, possibly with the invitation to improve their text before final publication.

Winners of the BABESCH Byvanck Award.

Maximilian Rönnberg, Zum Sarkophag des Larth Velcha in Tarquinia und dem export karthagischer Marmorsarkophage nach Etrurien.
Published in BABESCH 92 (2017), pp. 93-114.

Not awarded.

Not awarded.

Philipp Baas, Fasti Capitolini, Parther- und Actiumbogen - Monumente augusteischer Siegespropaganda.
Published in BABESCH 90 (2015), pp. 109-124.

Guido Petruccioli, The Cancelleria reliefs, Vespasian the younger, and Domitian’s dynastic program.
Published in BABESCH 89 (2014), pp. 109-127.

Kim van Liefferinge, Water Use and Management in the Classical and Early Hellenistic Silver Industry of Thorikos and the Laurio.
Published in BABESCH 88 (2013), pp. 109-126.

2011 (two winners)
Lieve Donnellan, Apollo mediating identities in ancient Greek Sicily. Published in BABESCH 87 (2012), pp. 173-186.
Suzanne van de Liefvoort, Marmora Splendida. Marble and Marble Imitation in Domestic Decoration - Some Case Studies from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Published in BABESCH 87 (2012), pp. 187-204.

Dimitri Van Limbergen, Vinum picenum and oliva picena. Wine and Oil Presses in Central Adriatic Italy between the Late Republic and the Early Empire. Evidence and Problems.
Published in BABESCH 86 (2011), pp. 71-94.

Not awarded.

Anthony Russell, Deconstructing Ashdoda: Migration, Hybridisation, and the Philistine Identity.
Published in BABESCH 84 (2009), pp. 1-15.

David J. Newsome, Traffic, Space and Legal Change around the Casa del Marinaio at Pompeii (VII 15.1-2).
Published in BABESCH 84 (2009), pp. 121-142.

Josho Brouwers, From Horsemen to Hoplites. Some Remarks on Archaic Greek Warfare.
Published in BABESCH 82/2 (2007), pp. 305-319.