Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology at Yale University
Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. This postdoctoral associate position is funded by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for Egyptology, administered by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Yale University.
Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016.
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Upcoming EventsWednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:00PMDarci Sprengel
ARCE Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles
Refreshments will be provided following the event. Everyone is welcome to the ARCE programs. Doors will be closed at 6:15pm.
ARCE Cairo wishes you all a good summer. See you in September 2016.Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00PM
Lecture by Kate Liszka
"Gems in the Desert: Living, Mining and Surviving in the Egyptian Eastern Desert"
UW Seattle, Smith Hall 211
ARCE Northwest ChapterThursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:00PM
Speaker: Gary Greenberg, Former President of the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS)
Location: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU)15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
Chapter: New YorkSunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30PM
By Dr. Brenda J. Baker
Arizona State University
WHERE: NES Lounge, Rm 254 Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley
There is no admission, but donations are welcomed. PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE FOR THIS LECTURE ONLY
Chapter: Northern CaliforniaARCE DC Chapter Fundraiser: Lecture on Protecting the Valley of the Kings: Does the Past Have a Future?Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Kent Weeks, Director, Theban mapping Project, Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo
Event: Middle Eastern Food, Costume C0ntest, Raffle, Souk, and more
Location: 505 Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
R.S.V.P: firstname.lastname@example.org Members $30; Non-Members $40;
For more details: arcedc.org
ARCE's LATEST PUBLICATION
Distinguished contributors from a wide range of disciplines, including art and architectural history, ancient religion, history, and conservation, discuss the church’s importance. Topics include late antique aesthetics, early monastic concepts of beauty and ascetic identity, and connections between the center and the periphery in the early Byzantine world. Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 images, this landmark publication introduces the remarkable history and magnificence of the church and its art to the public for the first time. Available June 28, 2016 from Yale University Press.
MINISTER OF ANTIQUITIES HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON KV62
Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, held a press conference in Cairo on March 17, 2016 to announce findings from radar examination of KV62, better known as King Tutankhamun's tomb. Jane Smythe, assistant to the director of ARCE, attended the press conference and reports that the minister confirmed the existence of apparent hidden chambers as well as objects within these chambers.
ARCE ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND PROJECTS FEATURED IN NEW USAID VIDEO: The Sons of Luxor: Unearthing Egypt’s past for a brighter future
Here is a link to a great new video produced by USAID in Egypt. It features two of ARCE's team members Saad El Hafez and Ali Al Hinnewi discussing their work and ARCE's efforts to protect cultural heritage and provide much needed employment in Luxor. Watch video >>
The Grand Egyptian Museum has announced the 2nd International Tutankhamun GEM Conference will be held 6-8 of May, 2016 at the GEM in Giza.
For more information you can send your inquiries and questions to the official e-mail: email@example.com.
The secretary of the conference this year is Islam Mostafa, member of the technical office of the General Director of GEM Project.
It is hoped that Tutankhamun/Amarna experts will be able to attend this important event in 2016. The main topics will be Shrines, Chariotry, Textiles, Jewellery and Flora, so experts in these fields are encouraged to attend.
NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOLARS REGARDING PHOTOGRAPHY OF EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OBJECTS
ARCE has been notified that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has implemented new rules for scholars wishing to take photos for study or research publication. A fee structure is in effect and a Study Request Application must be submitted in advance. PDFs of the application form and the photography rules and fees are available for downloading. Study Requests for EMC images should be sent to: Egyptian Museum – Tahrir Square – Cairo, Egypt; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might expect to see foreign Ambassadors and cultural Attachés at exhibit openings in Cairo, and indeed many were present when Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Minister of Antiquities opened the temporary exhibit entitled, “Repatriated Objects: 2014-2015” at the Egyptian Museum last month. The exhibit marked the 10th anniversary of Archaeologist’s Day, the date on which Egyptian archaeologists took over the management of the country's antiquities from the French in the 1950's. More importantly it celebrated the return of some 500 Egyptian artifacts repatriated from eight foreign countries during 2014 and 2015.
Archaeobotanical analysis is a well-established, albeit small, field within Egyptian archaeology. As the study of plant remains that have survived in archaeological contexts it is largely important in aiding scientists and archaeologists to understand the relationship between humans and plants in the past and their exploitation of the natural landscape, and to reconstruct the ancient environment. 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.