Events in Egypt Find us
In Cairo, ARCE hosts weekly lectures on topics of historical and contemporary concern, as well as educational excursions to sites within Egypt. ARCE conducts short courses on subjects of interest to the wider public, such as Egyptology and Islamic art, and holds a series of seminars conducted in Arabic to facilitate exchange between Egyptian and foreign scholars. It convenes an annual conference in the United States at which scholars are invited to present their research findings.
ARCE sponsors a public lecture* series during the academic year (September-June) on Wednesday evenings at the Cairo Center, 2 Midan Simón Bolívar in Garden City. Lectures begin at 6:00 pm. All are welcome. *Please note that lectures are not scheduled during Ramadan.
The list below includes lectures and seminars sponsored by ARCE and the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
To receive email notification of upcoming lectures and other public programs, or to update calendar listings, please contact ARCE's program coordinator, Mary Sadek.
Conservator and Resident of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar
DR. JOCELYN GOHARY
The pharaoh, Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt at the end of the New Kingdom (1352-1336 BC), and was the father of the famous boy-king Tutankhamun, has been described as the world’s first monotheist, a heretic and a madman. Over the course of three lectures, Dr. Gohary will explore the reign of this enigmatic pharaoh, discussing the development of the cult of the Aten disk, the role played by Queen Nefertiti, and the significance of this pivotal period in ancient Egyptian history.
EGYPTIAN LABOR CORPS: CONSCRIPTION, MIGRATION, AND REVOLUTION IN EGYPT, 1914-1919
ARCE Fellow, Cornell University
Spend Thanksgiving week end in Cyprus with the American Research Center in Egypt!
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.