The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE 2016 Annual Meeting

ARCE 2016 Annual Meeting


ARCE’s 67th Annual Meeting will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15-17, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.  Buckhead, the “Beverly Hills of the East,” is one of Atlanta’s neighborhood districts known for its upscale restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Buckhead is also home to a number of Fortune 1000 companies, sweeping Southern mansions, and the Atlanta History Center founded in 1926. Visit the 1928 Swan House and the 1860s Smith Family Farm, two historic houses on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center or take advantage of the Center’s 22 acres of historic gardens and trails. Consider adding on extra days to absorb Atlanta’s history and culture. The Grand Hyatt is offering the ARCE discounted room rate for the 3 days prior to and after the Annual Meeting, subject to availability. As you move around the city, keep in mind that there are over 55 streets with the name, “Peachtree.” The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is located on one.


ARCE members who wish to present papers, panel proposals, or a graduate student poster at the 2016 Annual Meeting should submit abstracts to the Review Committee electronically via ARCE’s All Academic site no later than January 8, 2016. The Review Committee will be comprised of scholars in both ancient and modern Egyptian studies.

More information on panel proposals >> 

Review submission guidelines and submit an abstract on ARCE’s All Academic site>>


Submission topics include

- Ancient Egypt:
            Archaeology (includes Archaeological Sciences; Bioarchaeology; Field Reports)
            Language & Literature (includes Literature; Philology; Text Studies)
            Art & Artifacts (includes Art; Art History; Museum Collections; Objects)
- Ancient Nubia
- ARCE Programs
- Conservation (includes Project Reports; Techniques; Training)
- Historic and Modern Studies
            Coptic Studies
            Medieval to Ottoman Egypt
            Modern Egyptian Culture & Society
- History of Egyptology



Best Student Paper Contest

The Chapter Council sponsors the annual Best Student Paper Contest, which is open to doctoral candidates who have completed a minimum of two full years of graduate study.  The 10 finalists chosen for this contest will be eligible to win one of three awards: $500 for 1st Place; $300 for 2nd Place; or $200 for 3rd Place. The winners will be announced at the Members’ Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt. Contest Details >>

Note: The Chapter Council will underwrite the entire registration cost for each of the ten students whose abstracts are selected for inclusion in the Best Student Paper Contest.

Graduate Student Poster Session

Master’s level students are invited to submit abstracts to present their research in poster format for the 2016 Annual Meeting. The Chapter Council is providing a $100 for the Best Student Poster. The winner will be announced at the Member’s Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt. The Graduate Student Poster Session is made available through generous underwriting by UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Poster Guidelines > >


ARCE is pleased to acknowledge ISD for their generous underwriting of the registration bags for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Thank you ISD for your continued support!



Registration material will be sent to members in early January 2016. (Online registration through this website will also become available at that time.)


ARCE and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will co-host a reception at the Museum on the campus of Emory University on Friday evening, April 15. Tickets for the reception are $30, and must be purchased in advance.


The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead guest room rate for attendees is $139 for a single, double, triple, or quad room, plus taxes, per room, per night. Online reservations >>

Advance Hotel Information >>

Reservations can also be made by calling the Hyatt toll-free reservation line at 888-421-1442. When making your hotel reservation, by phone, please identify yourself as participating in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt to ensure the group rate. ARCE has a set number of rooms in the room block. Be sure to book early to secure the reduced rate. The hotel cut-off date is March 22, 2016.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline                                                        January 8, 2016
Notification of Accepted / Rejected Abstracts                                   February 5, 2016
Presenters Deadline to Register for Annual Meeting                          February 19, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline                                                             March 22, 2016
Annual Meeting Pre-Registration Deadline                                        April 1, 2016
Meeting Dates                                                                               April 15 - 17, 2016                        

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