The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE Events

ARCE Events

ARCE sponsors a variety of educational activities and programs in the United States and in Egypt for its members and for the general public.

In Cairo, ARCE hosts weekly lectures on topics of historical and contemporary concern, as well as educational excursions to sites both within and outside of Egypt. ARCE offers short courses on subjects of interest to the wider public, such as Egyptology and Islamic art, and holds a series of symposia conducted in Arabic to facilitate exchange between Egyptian and foreign scholars.

The Center convenes an annual conference in the United States at which scholars are invited to present their research findings. This meeting provides an opportunity for ARCE members to hear about the latest scholarship on Egypt and network with professionals in the field.

ARCE's chapters, based in cities throughout the United States, sponsor diverse programs of their own, often in cooperation with local universities and museums.

ARCE's member institutions, which include virtually all North American museums and universities with research interests in Egypt, host exhibitions, educational courses, lectures, conferences, and symposia that offer the public the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the art, archaeology, history, politics, and religion of Egypt and the Near East.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:00PM


Associate Professor of Egyptology

American University in Cairo

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 3:30PM

Dr. Leslie Warden, Roanoke College

3:30 pm in Classroom 2 
Penn Museum
Chapter: Pennsylvania
Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:30PM
Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe
Sponsored by Eva and Donat Kirsch
Free Lecture (no reservations needed).

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana - Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Chapter: Orange County, California
Sunday, February 21, 2016 1:30pm.

Location: Essanay Niles Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536. For more information please visit the Northern California chapter website

Lubitsch’s last German film before his emigration to the U.S. was thought lost until a few years ago.

Donation: $22. Proceeds benefit ARCE NorCal programs.

Chapter: Northern California (Berkeley)


Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00PM


Professor Emeritus of History
Stanley D. Golub Professor Emeritus of International Relations
Department of History, University of Washington

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00PM

Janet Johnson, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

In this lecture, Professor Johnson will discuss the political history and introduce some of the major figures of the time. In addition, she will discuss the Aramaic community in Egypt. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Persepolis: Images of an Empire” on view at the Oriental Institute through September 11, 2016.

Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)

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