The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE Events

ARCE Events

ARCE sponsors a variety of educational activities and programs in the United States and in Egypt for its members and for the general public.

In Cairo, ARCE hosts weekly lectures on topics of historical and contemporary concern, as well as educational excursions to sites both within and outside of Egypt. ARCE offers short courses on subjects of interest to the wider public, such as Egyptology and Islamic art, and holds a series of symposia conducted in Arabic to facilitate exchange between Egyptian and foreign scholars.

The Center convenes an annual conference in the United States at which scholars are invited to present their research findings. This meeting provides an opportunity for ARCE members to hear about the latest scholarship on Egypt and network with professionals in the field.

ARCE's chapters, based in cities throughout the United States, sponsor diverse programs of their own, often in cooperation with local universities and museums.

ARCE's member institutions, which include virtually all North American museums and universities with research interests in Egypt, host exhibitions, educational courses, lectures, conferences, and symposia that offer the public the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the art, archaeology, history, politics, and religion of Egypt and the Near East.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Egypt

Refreshments will be provided following the event. Doors will be closed at 6:15 p.m.


Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Emad Khalil

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Emad Khalil, PhD, Professor of Maritime Archaeology; Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; Executive Director for the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage; Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University

University of Pennsylvania, Anthro 345

Chapter: Pennsylvania


Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Assistant Professor at Emory’s Oxford College, will discuss the different approaches the ancient Egyptians took to recognizing, managing, and revering the natural deconstruction of the body. While there is no doubt that mummification was an incredibly important element of the ancient Egyptian mortuary sphere, other natural transformations of the physical body were just as critical to the post-mortem process. Much like many other components of the ancient Egyptian worldview, decomposition was recorded in the religious texts in both negative and positive ways.

Chapter: Georgia


Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Peter van Minnen

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C. 


Special Egyptian Exhibition, February 10 - November 11, 2018

Carlos Museum, Level Three, Regular Museum Hours 

The Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum are undergoing renovation. While this process is occurring, the Carlos Museum will host a special exhibition centered on the important role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features many objects from the Brooklyn Museum, which is renowned for its Egyptian collection, as well as material from the Carlos’s own collection.

Chapter: Georgia


Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Kei Yamamoto

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

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