Marcie Handler— 2009 Graduate Student Paper Award
At the recommendation of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to award to Marcie Handler of the University of Cincinnati, the first prize for the best graduate student paper delivered at the 110th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America held in Philadelphia, January 8-11, 2009.
The winning paper is entitled “Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Evidence for the Practice of Magic in Hellenistic Athens”. Ms. Handler’s paper was a lucid and lively presentation of personal ritual. The combination of ceramic, faunal, and epigraphic evidence made for an entirely convincing interpretation and one that provided great and original insight into ancient curses in what is to date a unique social context. Her thorough command of the evidence and her dynamic presentation should result in a significant publication.