The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE 2015 Annual Meeting

ARCE 2015 Annual Meeting

ARCE’s 66th Annual Meeting will take place in Houston, Texas, April 24-26, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hilton Downtown Hotel.

“Houston” was the first word spoken by Neil Armstrong when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Founded in 1836 by two brothers, Houston’s population has grown from 2,396 in 1850 to 2.2 million in 2013. To give a sense of its size, the metropolitan area is smaller than Massachusetts, but larger than New Jersey. Ninety-two countries have consular offices in Houston, perhaps attesting to why over 90 languages are spoken in the metropolitan area. Considered by many as the energy capital of the world, the city also has over 500 cultural, visual, and performing arts organizations and over 40 colleges and universities. Make your plans to attend the 2015 ARCE Annual Meeting and be sure to check out the diversity Houston has to offer. Consider adding extra days to explore Houston on your own -- the DoubleTree is offering the ARCE discounted room rate for the 3 days prior to and after the Annual Meeting subject to availability.


ARCE members who wish to present papers, panel proposals, or a graduate student poster at the 2015 Annual Meeting should submit abstracts to the Review Committee electronically via ARCE’s All Academic site no later than January 9, 2015. The Review Committee will be comprised of scholars in both ancient and modern Egyptian studies.

Review submission guidelines and submit an abstract on ARCE’s All Academic site.

Submission topics include:

  • Ancient Egypt: Archaeology; Language & Literature; Art & Artifacts; History; Religion
  • Ancient Nubia
  • ARCE Programs
  • Conservation: Project Reports; Techniques; Training
  • Historic and Modern Studies: Coptic Studies; Medieval to Ottoman Egypt; Modern Egyptian Culture & Society
  • History of Egyptology


ARCE is pleased to acknowledge ISD for their generous underwriting of the registration bags for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Be sure to stop by the exhibitor area and say thanks!


Registration material will be mailed to ARCE members in early January 2015. Online registration will also be available in January.


Best Student Paper Contest

The Chapter Council sponsors the annual Best Student Paper Contest, which is open to doctoral candidates who have completed a minimum of two full years of graduate study.  The 10 finalists chosen for this contest will be eligible to win one of three awards: $500 for 1st Place; $300 for 2nd Place; or $200 for 3rd Place. The winners will be announced at the Houston Museum of Natural Science reception on Saturday evening, April 25, in the IMAX Theater during the 6:30 welcome. Contest details >>

Note: The Chapter Council will underwrite the entire registration cost for each of the ten students whose papers are selected for inclusion in the Best Student Paper Contest.

Graduate Student Poster Session

Master’s level students are invited to submit abstracts to present their research in poster format for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Posters will be displayed throughout the day on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. ARCE is grateful to the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition for their generous underwriting support of this offering. Poster guidelines >>

Network. Learn. Mingle.

Student events flyer >>


The Houston Museum of Natural Science is generously underwriting a reception for Annual Meeting attendees on Saturday, April 25. This is a great opportunity to see the museum's new permanent Egyptian collection organized around the themes of writing, religion, natural resources, and mummification. In addition to free access to the exhibit, ARCE is pleased to annouce that the public premier of ARCE's new documentary for PBS will be held in the museum's IMAX theater, with two start times Saturday evening. A planetarium show about the skies of ancient Egypt will also be offered. All offerings are free to attendees.


The chapter fundraiser, on April 25th, raises funds for the Chapters' Best Student Paper Contest awards. This year's program is titled "Egypt as it Was: A Photographic History". Fundraiser flyer >>


The DoubleTree Hilton Downtown Hotel rate for attendees is $159 for a single, double, triple, or quad room, plus taxes, per room, per night. Please note that DoubleTree by Hilton has other locations in Houston, so specify the downtown location when making your reservation and arranging your travel from the airport.

Online Reservations >>

Advance Hotel Information >>

Reservations can also be made by calling the Hilton toll-free reservation line at 800-HILTONS. Please identify yourself as participating in the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt and/or use the group code: ARC to ensure the group rate. ARCE has a set number of rooms in the room block. Be sure to book early to secure the reduced rate. The hotel cut-off date is March 21, 2015.

Important Dates  
Abstract submission deadline
January 9, 2015
Notification of accepted/rejected abstracts
February 6, 2015
Presenters Register for Annual Meeting Deadline
February 20, 2015
Hotel Reservation Deadline
March 21, 2015
Annual Meeting Pre-Registration deadline
April 10, 2015
Meeting Dates
April 24-26, 2015

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