The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE 2016 Annual Meeting

ARCE 2016 Annual Meeting


ARCE’s 67th Annual Meeting will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15-17, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.  Buckhead, the “Beverly Hills of the East,” is one of Atlanta’s neighborhood districts known for its upscale restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Buckhead is also home to a number of Fortune 1000 companies, sweeping Southern mansions, and the Atlanta History Center founded in 1926. Visit the 1928 Swan House and the 1860s Smith Family Farm, two historic houses on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center or take advantage of the Center’s 22 acres of historic gardens and trails. Consider adding on extra days to absorb Atlanta’s history and culture. As you move around the city, keep in mind that there are over 55 streets with the name, “Peachtree.” The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is located on one. 

Atlanta's Convention & Visitor's Bureau is providing a Southern Hospitality Savings Card for registered attendees. The card offers discounts on participating restaurants, attractions, shopping, and more. Click here >> to access your card. Be sure to print the card before your travel. Atlanta's CVB has also provided this Buckhead Dining Guide >>

Registration material will be sent to members in early January 2016. PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2016. 

Online registration available here >>

NOTE FOR THOSE TRAVELING FROM ABROAD: United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program


To view pre-conference affiliated meetings schedule and conference agenda >>

Please note the added meeting on Saturday, April 16:
Hieroglyphs in Unicode: Exciting Progress towards a Universal Computing Standard
This informal meeting will discuss the ongoing efforts to expand the set of characters available for computers (beyond Gardiner), why this is important for Egyptologists, and how they can provide input. A Unicode Technical Director will be present alongside Barbara Richter. A demo showing new developments will be given. The meeting is open to all interested attendees.


The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead guest room rate for attendees is $139 for a single, double, triple, or quad room, plus taxes, per room, per night. Book your hotel room soon to receive the special conference rate. Rooms at this special rate are limited. Online reservations >>

Advance Hotel Information >>

Reservations can also be made by calling the Hyatt toll-free reservation line at 888-421-1442. When making your hotel reservation, by phone, please identify yourself as participating in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt to request the group rate. ARCE has a set number of rooms in the room block. Be sure to book early to secure the reduced rateThe hotel cut-off date is March 22, 2016.


The deadline for submission of abstracts for papers, panel proposals, or graduate students who want to present a poster has passed. Submitters can still access their contact information >>

  • Submitters will be notified, via email, by the Review Committee regarding the acceptance or rejection of their abstract by February 5, 2016. 


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 Members’ Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt. 

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

Graduate Student Poster Session

The Chapter Council is providing a $100 for the Best Student Poster. The winner will be announced at the Member’s Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt. The Graduate Student Poster Session is made available through generous underwriting by UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

For an overview of Student Activities >>


The ARCE Chapter Council and ARCE Georgia Chapter are pleased to present the 2016 Chapter Council Fundraiser! "Restoring Dignity to the Bits and Bones: Conservation of the Carlos Museum’s Old Kingdom Mummy"  

Tickets are $20 per person. Advance sales only.  Details >>


ARCE is pleased to acknowledge ISD for their generous underwriting of the registration bags for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Thank you ISD for your continued support!


ARCE is pleased to acknowledge Brill for their sponsorship of the Saturday, April 16 coffee break and ISD for their sponsorship of the Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17 coffee breaks at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.


ARCE and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will co-host a reception at the Museum on the campus of Emory University on Friday evening, April 15. Tickets for the reception are $30, and must be purchased in advance.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline                                                        January 8, 2016
Notification of Accepted / Rejected Abstracts                                   February 5, 2016
Presenters Deadline to Register for Annual Meeting                          February 19, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline                                                             March 22, 2016
Annual Meeting Pre-Registration Deadline                                        April 1, 2016
Meeting Dates                                                                               April 15 - 17, 2016                        

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