ARCE DC Chapter at the 2019 Annual Meeting
ARCE DC Chapter at the 2019 Annual Meeting
Photo: Mark Voss

With more than a dozen individual chapters across the United States, ARCE’s mission of fostering a broader knowledge and appreciation of Egypt’s cultural heritage among the general public is constantly advanced by active local communities. ARCE Chapters provide a forum for members to benefit from the abundant educational and cultural resources related to Egypt in their local area. Collectively, ARCE Chapters host over 100 lectures per year by experts in topics spanning the full timeline of Egyptian history. These lectures, as well as affiliation with a chapter, are complimentary to all ARCE members. Joining an ARCE Chapter provides members opportunities to share ideas, discoveries and questions about Egypt with one another and offers a learning environment for anyone interested in Egyptian cultural heritage.

Chapters also offer support to students of Egyptology and related fields. At the ARCE Annual Meeting, chapters host the Chapter Council Fundraiser to raise money to cover several student awards given at the meeting. In addition, some chapters have scholarship opportunities that help to cover the cost of student attendance and participation at the Annual Meeting.


To participate with your local chapter, become a member or renew your membership with ARCE today. Explore the many other ways to get involved on our Support Our Work page.


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Call for Applications:  $1,500 ARCE Northern California Eugene Cruz-Uribe Memorial Student Grant

The Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt is offering one grant of $1,500 to a qualified undergraduate or graduate student in the 2020-21 academic year. Deadline for applications is Friday, November 20, 2020. The award will be made in December 2020.

Applicants must either be enrolled at a Northern California college or university (Monterey to the Oregon border) or come from a hometown within that area. They must be pursuing a degree that incorporates Egyptian anthropology, archaeology, art, history, museum studies or language, or Coptic or Arabic studies in any period. Proof of enrollment may be required.

The ARCE Northern California Eugene Cruz-Uribe Memorial Student Grant honors a beloved chapter member, the late Professor Eugene Cruz-Uribe, an Egyptologist specializing in the Greco-Roman period who died following a bicycle accident in 2018. Editor of the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt and a recently retired professor of history at Indiana University East at the time of his death, Prof. Cruz-Uribe taught at California State University, Monterey Bay from 2007 to 2013.

To apply, students must submit 1) a CV and 2) a brief proposal (250-500 words) of how they will use the grant. Possible uses include – but are not limited to – research, travel, or preparation of a student-led exhibition, course or media project. If the proposal involves use of archival or museum materials, permission to use those materials (apart from COVID restrictions) should be obtained before the grant is made. The grant will be awarded based on merit. In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a random drawing from the qualified applicants. 

Applicants should email their materials to by the November 20 deadline.


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Chapters are located in a variety of cities and geographical areas. We welcome interest in starting new chapters in cities where there is no ARCE presence. Chapters are separate 501(c)3 organizations that receive support from ARCE through membership rebates and an annual grant to cover meeting and lecture expenses.

For more information about how to start a new Chapter, please contact us at 703-721-3470.



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