This year, at the 40th REALIA Conference, the Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research's Alfred E. Koenig Memorial Award was given to Dr. Elfie S. Raymond, Joseph Campbell professor in the Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She has been associated with the IAPR since 1978.

The ALF went to Elf in recognition of her fact-based, learned, open-minded contributions in the form of essays and conference talks, her service as editor and advisor to REALIA'S journal Contemporary Philosophy, and for her loyalty to Philosophy's, especially Philosophy of History's, indispensable role in catalyzing possibilities for the emergence of a more just world society.

Elf S. Raymond is a Fulbright Exchange Scholar from France with a doctorate in classics and philosophy, an associate of the Columbia University Seminar on Studies in Religion, a researcher at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, and the senior member of the philosophy faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. She has been awarded scholarly residencies at Northwestern University, the Graduate Theological Seminary at Berkeley, the Institute for Reformation History in Zurich, a.o. Her work has been facilitated by grants from the Hewlett-Mellon Foundation, the Lilly Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has been honored by the Institute for International Education with the Distinguished Service Award for her work on the national screening committee for graduate study Fulbright grants. At Sarah Lawrence, her home institution, she is teaching writing seminars in Classical Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Classical Rhetoric, and the History of Hermeneutics. In order to open up educational resources to the wider public, Elf S. Raymond documented and interpreted the use of religious art in the formation of the philosophy of history. This documentation is now available as a pedagogic experiment on her college home page on the Internet under the title Signs of Plenty: the Altar of Verdun.

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