The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE 2017 Annual Meeting

ARCE 2017 Annual Meeting


ARCE’s 68th Annual Meeting will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, April 21-23, 2017 at the Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel. The hotel is located on Ward Parkway, a wide, manicured boulevard, that traverses the historic Country Club District running south from the Country Club Plaza, the first suburban shopping district in the United States. The Country Club district also includes many homes by noted architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright; McKim, Mead, and White; Louis Curtiss; and Mary Rockwell Hook. Several homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of the premier art museums in the U.S., offering free admission to its extensive collections of Asian, European, American, and ancient art.


ARCE members who wish to present papers, panel proposals, or a graduate student poster at the 2017 Annual Meeting should submit abstracts to the Review Committee electronically via ARCE’s All Academic site no later than January 6, 2017. The Review Committee will be comprised of scholars in both ancient and modern Egyptian studies.

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

Please be informed that the vetting process has been revised for 2017. Read all of the updated information on the All Academic site prior to proceeding with a submittal.

A double-blind vetting process will be employed; neither reviewers nor submitters will be informed of one another’s identities. In order to preserve the blind review component, text of abstracts should not include personally identifiable information (e.g. the submitter’s name).

The Review Committee will review submissions in the following categories:

  • Ancient Egypt

            Archaeology (includes Archaeological Sciences; Bioarchaeology; Field Reports)

            Language and Literature (includes Literature; Philology [grammar]; Text Studies)

            Art and Artifacts (includes Art, Art History, Museum Collections, Objects)



  • Ancient Nubia
  • Conservation (includes Project Reports; Techniques; Training)
  • Historic and Modern Studies

            Coptic Studies

            Medieval to Ottoman Egypt

            Modern Egyptian Culture and Society

  • History of Egyptology
  • Technological Advents/Advances


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 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel. Contest Details >>

Graduate Student Poster Session

This Graduate Student Poster Session is made available through generous underwriting by Brown University’s Department of Egyptology and Assyriology. Master’s level students are invited to submit abstracts to present their research in poster format for the 2017 Annual Meeting. 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 awards are made available through generous underwriting by the Chapter Council. The winners will be announced at the Members’ Reception on Saturday, April 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel. 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 both the Best Student Paper and the Graduate Student Poster Contests. 


ARCE is pleased to acknowledge ISD for their generous underwriting of the registration bags for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Thank you ISD for your continued support!


Registration material will be sent to members in early January 2017. (Online registration through this website will also become available at that time.)


ARCE and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will co-host a reception at the Museum on the on Friday evening, April 21. Tickets for the reception are $30, and must be purchased in advance.


On Sunday, April 23, at 2:00PM, Dr. Pierre Tallet of the Université Paris-Sorbonne, will present a public lecture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art sponsored jointly by the Museum and ARCE. Dr. Tallet will speak about his work at Wadi el-Jarf on the Red Sea in Egypt, which is the site of Egypt's most ancient harbor.


The Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel rate for attendees is $179 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 Intercontinental at the Plaza toll-free reservation line at 1-866-856-9717. When making your hotel reservation by phone, please identify yourself as participating in the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt to ensure the group rate. ARCE has a limited number of rooms in the room block. Be sure to book early to secure the reduced rate. The hotel cut-off date is March 21, 2017, but plan to book early to assure the group rate.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline                                                         January 6, 2017

Notification of Accepted / Rejected Abstracts                                    February 3, 2017

Presenters Deadline to Register for Annual Meeting                           February 17, 2017

Hotel Reservation Deadline                                                             March 21, 2017

Annual Meeting Pre-Registration Deadline                                        April 1, 2017

Meeting Dates                                                                      April 21-23, 2017

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