ARCE BUSINESS AND FINANCE MANAGER
ARCE is seeking an experienced financial manager with a background in government contract compliance to help steer the finances of ARCE’s research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt and the US.
2017 MARIE BUTTERY STUDENT GRANTThe Board of Directors of the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California chapter is offering one grant of $500 to a qualified student. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.
3rd INTERNATIONAL TUTANKHAMUN GEM CONFERENCE
The Ministry of Antiquities, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) invite scholars to participate in the conference 6-8 May, 2017. The deadline for an abstract is March 30 and the subjects are furniture and human remains.
Upcoming EventsSaturday, March 4, 2017 at 5:00PMBrendan Hainline: Terminology of the Tomb in the Pyramid Texts as a Criterion for DatingLindsey Weglarz: A Reevaluation of Egyptianization in Lower Nubia during the 18th DynastyJordan Johansen: The Medinet Madi Paradox: The δεκ?τη in the Hymns of IsidorusChapter: Illinois (Chicago)Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30PMBy Dr. Donald P. RyanDirector of the Valley of the Kings ProjectPacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington2nd Floor Gallery, Urban Center Building, 506 SW Mill St (between 5th and 6th Avenue), Portland State UniversityFree admission; Open to the public.Chapter: OregonSunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00PM
Dr. Nadine Moller, University of Chicago
Chapter: Northern CaliforniaLECTURE: Amanishakheto’s Auloi: Discovering and Conserving a Unique Set of Ancient Musical InstrumentsMonday, March 13, 2017 at 6:00PMSusanne Gänsicke, J. Paul Getty Museum; Denise Doxey, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Stefan Hagel,Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture, Austrian Academy of SciencesBoston Public LibraryCommonwealth Room700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116Chapter: New England (Boston)Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00PM
James P. Allen, Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, Brown UniversityLaSalle Banks RoomOriental Institute, Lower Level1155 E 58th StChicago, IL 60637Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane B. Zimmerman as Executive Director, effective March 1, 2017.
ARCE ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTURE OF DR. GERRY SCOTT
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that last year Dr. Gerry D. Scott announced that he would not seek another term as ARCE Director, and the Board of Governors announces that in March 2017 we will begin a transition of executive leadership.
A LETTER TO THE ARCE MEMBERSHIP FROM GERRY SCOTT
Dear ARCE Members,
I have had the privilege of leading the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as its Director since 2003, but have decided not to continue beyond the term of my current contract at the end of this coming August.
URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA
The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding.
ARCE OPENS EXCITING NEW DOOR: GROWING OUR NATIONAL PRESENCE IN 2017
ARCE's Board of Governors has announced the U.S. office will move to the Washington, D.C area in 2017. Motivated by a desire to expand ARCE's leadership role in the American study of Egyptian culture and history, the new location and office space reflect ARCE's vision that engaging major philanthropy to support our mission is critical, even as we maintain and strengthen the partnership role to the US government within Egypt that Dr. Gerry Scott and our previous Directors established. Our mission has never been more important.
DYNAMIC 3D LASER SCAN FLY-THROUGH OF THE RED MONASTERY CHURCH
For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving, and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag in Upper Egypt with funding from USAID. Laser scanning technology provides remarkable opportunities for the production of high-quality, three-dimensional records of monuments. Take a 3D fly-through of the Red Monastery Church >>
MAY TRAD, 1930-2016
May Trad, an Egyptological institution in herself, will always be remembered fondly by generations of scholars for her vast knowledge of the Egyptian Museum and countless topics on Egyptology. For years she was an invaluable aid to accessing the treasures held in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. “She knew all of the various registration systems by heart, it seemed, and was always generous in sharing her time,” remembers ARCE Director, Gerry Scott. “One of her great loves was discussing Egyptology with scholars and sharing in the excitement of their research.”
COLORFUL REMAINS PRESERVED BY ARCE CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOL
ARCE’s current job creation and site improvement project, supported by USAID and in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities, involves two New Kingdom tombs at Dra Abu el-Naga. The tombs of Niay and Raya sit side by side on the barren hillside and have been the focus of ARCE's Conservation Field School this past year.
ART OF EMPIRE WINS WISEMAN BOOK AWARD
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has awarded the James R. Wiseman Book Award to Art of Empire: The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple. The award was presented at the AIA Annual Meeting in Toronto in January 2017. The book was edited by ARCE's Michael Jones and art historian Susanna McFadden and was published by ARCE and Yale University Press in 2015. Read more about the AIA Wiseman Award >>
ARCE's LATEST PUBLICATION
Available from Yale University Press.
Beloved by all, Amira Khattab has announced her retirement from her job as ARCE Deputy Director for Research and Government Relations at the end of June, 2016, after a period of half a century of service at ARCE.
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.