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2012 Annual Meeting Highlights

2012 Annual Meeting Highlights

Having just returned to San Antonio and Cairo from the 63rd Annual Meeting in historic Providence, Rhode Island, ARCE would like to thank all those who made this year’s meeting memorable. From the 120 speakers who presented their latest research and the fabulous crew of veteran and student volunteers to the co-host Brown University and the scrumptious reception hosted at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum - the 2012 ARCE Annual Meeting delivered something for everyone.

The winners
1st Place Winner

From the left: Chapter Council President Dr. JJ Shirley, Dr. Sameh Iskander, Best Student Paper 1st place winner Kathryn Howley, and Dr. Emily Teeter

of the 2012 Best Student Paper Contest, sponsored by the ARCE Chapters, included first place winner Kathryn Howley of Brown University with her paper A Reexamination of Early ‘Sed Festival’ Representations, and second place winner Barbara Richter of the University of California at Berkeley whose topic was Iconography and Epithet Plays in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera.

During the 3-day conference, ARCE was pleased to welcome a number of our Egyptian colleagues from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) who provided insight into their work.
You will find a complete article on this year’s annual meeting in the upcoming ARCE Bulletin (Number 200). The 64th Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 19-21, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. Meetings are open to ARCE members and the public.

ARCE would like to give a special thanks to
Susan Jim Laurel

Drs. Susan and Jim Allen with Dr. Laurel Bestock

Brown University faculty and ARCE members, Jim and Susan Allen and Laurel Bestock, ARCE Board members, and Brown faculty members for all their assistance. We are additionally grateful to Georgina Borromeo, Curator of Ancient Art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art for providing a lovely reception venue and opening the permanent collection galleries and special exhibition galleries to ARCE during the meetings.

And last, but definitely not least, ARCE wishes to thank veteran volunteer extraordinaire Barb Berens (ARCE Northern California Chapter treasurer), whose dedication and countless hours at the registration table set a welcoming tone throughout the weekend. Thanks also to the numerous students who assisted with registration most ably.

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