Virtual Chapter Lectures

Join us this May and June 2020 for Virtual Chapter Lectures 

This summer, ARCE and its North American Chapters will collaborate on an 8-lecture series featuring exciting research and experts in the fields of Egyptology and Archaeology. These online lectures will commence on May 9 and take place every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. EST for the next seven weeks. These are available exclusively to ARCE members.

You must register for each lecture you wish to attend. 

Schedule of Speakers

  • May 9: Nicholas Picardo; co-sponsored by Chicago & MO
  • May 16: Kara Cooney; co-sponsored by NoCA & OC
  • May 23: Melinda Nelson-Hurst; co-sponsored by TN & NOLA
  • May 30: Stephen Harvey; co-sponsored by NY & PA
  • June 6: Ines Torres; co-sponsored by NE & Vancouver*
  • June 13: David Anderson; co-sponsored by NW & OR
  • June 20: Leslie Anne Warden; co-sponsored by DC & GA
  • June 27: Salima Ikram; co-sponsored by TX & AZ*

*Indicates lecture that will take place at 1:00 p.m. EST

Lecture (8) Information: June 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Salima Ikram

"Exploring Egyptian Rock Art"

About Lecture: 

This lecture introduces the rock art of Egypt's Eastern and Western Deserts as well as some of the more remarkable examples from the Nile Valley. The majority of rock art dates from 8000 BC to 3000 BC, although petroglyphs of some sort continue on through the Coptic Christian era and beyond. Motifs include animals, humans, and images indicative of the landscape. These drawings inform us about the ancient environment and culture, as well as the different modes of engagement with and exploitation of specific areas by the ancient Egyptians.

About Salima Ikram:

Dr. Salima Ikram is Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. After double majoring in History as well as Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College (USA), she received her M. Phil. (in Museology and Egyptian Archaeology) and Ph.D. (in Egyptian archaeology) from Cambridge University. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey, and is Director of the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey and the Amenmesse Mission of KV10 and KV63 in the Valley of the Kings. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ikram has written several books (for adults and children) and articles, with subject matters ranging from mummification to the eating habits of the ancient Egyptians.



If you are a member and would like to register* for our virtual Chapter lecture with Salima Ikram, please complete the form below.

*Registration for this lecture will close 48 hours beforehand. Registration does not include future lectures in this series.