San Antonio Museum of Art
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning January 2016. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $42,000/year.
The academic year is in full swing at ARCE.
Tara Prakash (center right) discusses her research on Old Kingdom Prisoner Statues with ARCE fellows and staff during February meeting.
GIVE TO THE ENDOWMENT
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Upcoming EventsApplications accepted through December 31, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is offering one grant of $500 to a qualified student. The cutoff date is December 31st, 2015, with the grant to be awarded at our January 10, 2016 lecture.
To qualify for this grant, applicants must be enrolled at a Northern California college or university (Monterey to the Northern California Border). Applicants must be pursuing a degree that incorporates Egyptian anthropology, archaeology, art, history, museum studies, language, or Coptic or Arabic studies in any period. Proof of enrollment may be required before the grant is presented.Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00PM
Lecture by Genevieve Hathaway
Smith Hall 102 - UW Seattle
FREE and Open to the Public
Hathaway’s project War on Walls, documents Egypt’s Arab Spring street art movement. She will share how it arose, the importance of incorporating ancient Egyptian art themes, and this art movement’s evolution throughout the Arab Spring.http://waronwalls.com
ARCE Northwest Chapter
International Conferences and Opportunities
International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt
Vienna, 10-15 September 2017
The sixth international conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt in Vienna 2017. This conference stands in a now well established and successful tradition of previous meetings in Cracow 2002, Toulouse 2005, London 2008, New York 2011 and Cairo 2014. This conference deals with a range of topics relevant to the archaeology, society and culture of early Egypt in prehistoric and early historical times up to the early 3rd Millennium B.C.E.
Fiftheenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2016 - Call for Papers
The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2016 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers. This prize provides $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference that treats a topic in the field of Syro-Palestinian or biblical archaeology. Authors must be Ph.D. candidates. They may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English. Co-written or co-presented pieces may be submitted if all the authors or presenters are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among authors or presenters. More information >>
ARCE Cairo hosted an exceptional group of 20 young Americans and Egyptians on October 19 as part of the Shafik Gaber Foundation East-West: The Art of Dialogue Fellowship. ARCE Director Dr. Gerry Scott welcomed the Fellows and provided an overview of ARCE’s history in Egypt. Read more >>
ARCE is pleased to announce the awarding of a short-term fellowship to Mr. Shaaban Ahmed Abdelgawad, who will conduct research for his master’s thesis from Cairo University.
AEF GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 2016
ARCE, through its Antiquities Endowment Fund Grants program (AEF), awards one-year grants for highly focused professional projects that serve the conservation, preservation and documentation needs of Egyptian antiquities that are more than 100 years old.
Projects may involve the actual conservation or protection of sites or buildings or objects; participation of conservators or other appropriate specialists in antiquities; projects training of conservators and students; the production of publications and presentations that disseminate knowledge about Egypt's cultural heritage.
ARCE's AEF GRANT IN ACTION
Conservator S. Cristanetti working on the interior of the coffin (photo by S. Cristanetti)
With the support of ARCE's AEF Grant, the Conservation Lab at the Oriental Institute is undergoing a project to study and conserve the First Intermediate Period painted wood coffin of Ipi-ha-ishutef, army scribe and commander.
NEW DISCOVERIES IN LUXOR
Tombs of Rabiu and Samut at Sheikh Abd el Qurna, Luxor
2015 ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Connecting with colleagues and sharing research and discoveries are at the heart of the Annual Meeting each year for ARCE members. The 66th Annual Meeting was held April 24-26, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Attendees chose from 120 scholarly papers delivered by American and international specialists in all aspects of Egyptian studies. Read more >>
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.