Close to 450 attendees--a new attendance record--enjoyed Chicago’s Magnificent Mile while sharing the latest in scholarship and news on Egypt at ARCE’s 62nd Annual Meeting April 1-3.
This year’s 120 papers were delivered in concurrent sessions over a three-day span in the convivial setting of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel. While most papers were Egyptological in subject matter, many also examined Coptic and Islamic themes. For a closer look at the papers given, download a PDF of the Abstract Booklet.>>
On Friday evening, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago hosted a gallery reception for ARCE members. On view was the special exhibition Before the Pyramids: The Origin of Egyptian Civilization, curated by Dr. Emily Teeter (President of ARCE’s Board of Governors) and funded in part by a grant from ARCE’s Antiquities Endowment Fund.
The ARCE Members' Reception was held in the Marriott’s Chicago Ballroom on Saturday evening and guests were treated to a buffet dinner during which the awards for Best Student Papers were announced.
Mark Janzen of the University of Memphis was chosen as 2nd place winner for his paper entitled “The Iconography of Humiliation: An Introduction to the Depiction and Treatment of Foreign Captives." This year’s 1st place winner was Emily Cole of UCLA for her paper, “The Narmouthis Ostraca: Bilingual Texts from the Fayum.”
Many thanks go to the Oriental Institute of University of Chicago and the ARCE Chicago Chapter for their support and kind assistance in making this year’s Annual Meeting a resounding success. Mark your calendars for next year’s meeting in Providence, RI, April 27-29, 2012!