ORIGINS 6 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREDYNASTIC AND EARLY DYNASTIC EGYPTPreliminary Program for the up-coming Origins.6 conference in Vienna (September 2017). Early bird registration with reduced conference fees is open until end of April 2017!
2017 MARIE BUTTERY STUDENT GRANTThe Board of Directors of the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California chapter is offering one grant of $500 to a qualified student. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.
3rd INTERNATIONAL TUTANKHAMUN GEM CONFERENCE
The Ministry of Antiquities, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) invite scholars to participate in the conference 6-8 May, 2017. The deadline for an abstract is March 30 and the subjects are furniture and human remains.
Upcoming EventsWednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00PM
ARCE Fellow, Harvard University
Programs begin at 6:00pm at ARCE. Refreshments will be provided following the event. Everyone is welcome to the ARCE programs. Doors will be closed at 6:15pm.Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00PM
James P. Allen, Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, Brown UniversityLaSalle Banks RoomOriental Institute, Lower Level1155 E 58th StChicago, IL 60637Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)Thursday, April 6, 3:00PM
Niv Allon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sponsored by the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
373 Bancroft Library, UC BerkeleySunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00PM
Caroline M. Rocheleau, Ph.D., Egyptologist and Curator of Ancient Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art will present a program covering her work in Ancient Nubia (Sudan) and the nearby geographies. Dr. Rocheleau has done field work in both Egypt and Sudan.
Chapter: GeorgiaSaturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:30PM
Dr. Salima Ikram
Distinguished Professor, American University in CairoPenn Museum, Classroom 2Entrance fees for most lectures are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (unless otherwise stated).Chapter: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS & FINANCE DIRECTOR
From Jane Zimmerman, Executive Director: I am pleased to announce that Karim Seikaly will be joining ARCE as its Business & Finance Director, effective April 3, 2017. He will be assuming the responsibilities of ARCE Chief Financial Officer Kathann El-Amin, who will be retiring effective April 30, after more than 10 years of outstanding and dedicated service to ARCE. To read the full announcement >>
DISCOVERY IN HELIOPOLIS
ARCE would like to congratulate Drs. Aymen Ashmawy & Dietrich Raue on the magnificent find of an upper torso and head of what appears to be Psamtek I, a little known pharaoh from the 26th dynasty who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C., at the site of Heliopolis. In 2015 ARCE assisted this Egyptian-German project with an AEF Emergency Grant by funding a salvage season. More photos >>
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT VISA FEE CHANGES
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced new fees for tourist entry visas to Egypt. As of March 1, 2017 the fee has changed from $25 to $60. In addition, for ARCE Fellows and Expedition members staying longer than 30 days, residence visas will now cost EGP 600.
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane B. Zimmerman as Executive Director, effective March 1, 2017.
A LETTER TO THE ARCE MEMBERSHIP FROM GERRY SCOTT
Dear ARCE Members,
I have had the privilege of leading the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as its Director since 2003, but have decided not to continue beyond the term of my current contract at the end of this coming August.
URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA
The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding.
ARCE OPENS EXCITING NEW DOOR: GROWING OUR NATIONAL PRESENCE IN 2017
ARCE's Board of Governors has announced the U.S. office will move to the Washington, D.C area in 2017. Motivated by a desire to expand ARCE's leadership role in the American study of Egyptian culture and history, the new location and office space reflect ARCE's vision that engaging major philanthropy to support our mission is critical, even as we maintain and strengthen the partnership role to the US government within Egypt that Dr. Gerry Scott and our previous Directors established. Our mission has never been more important.
DYNAMIC 3D LASER SCAN FLY-THROUGH OF THE RED MONASTERY CHURCH
For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving, and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag in Upper Egypt with funding from USAID. Laser scanning technology provides remarkable opportunities for the production of high-quality, three-dimensional records of monuments. Take a 3D fly-through of the Red Monastery Church >>
Beloved by all, Amira Khattab has announced her retirement from her job as ARCE Deputy Director for Research and Government Relations at the end of June, 2016, after a period of half a century of service at ARCE.
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.