The American Research Center in Eygpt

ARCE Events

ARCE Events

ARCE sponsors a variety of educational activities and programs in the United States and in Egypt for its members and for the general public.

In Cairo, ARCE hosts weekly lectures on topics of historical and contemporary concern, as well as educational excursions to sites both within and outside of Egypt. ARCE offers short courses on subjects of interest to the wider public, such as Egyptology and Islamic art, and holds a series of symposia conducted in Arabic to facilitate exchange between Egyptian and foreign scholars.

The Center convenes an annual conference in the United States at which scholars are invited to present their research findings. This meeting provides an opportunity for ARCE members to hear about the latest scholarship on Egypt and network with professionals in the field.

ARCE's chapters, based in cities throughout the United States, sponsor diverse programs of their own, often in cooperation with local universities and museums.

ARCE's member institutions, which include virtually all North American museums and universities with research interests in Egypt, host exhibitions, educational courses, lectures, conferences, and symposia that offer the public the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the art, archaeology, history, politics, and religion of Egypt and the Near East.
Friday, November 4th, 2016, 7:00PM

Dr. Renée Friedman, Director, Hierakonpolis Expedition

6:30 pm: Pre-Lecture Reception ($5.00/person)
7:00 pm: Lecture (Free)
505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
Chapter: Washington, DC
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 5:00PM

Ann Macy Roth

Clinical Associate Professor of Egyptology, Departments of Hebrew & Studies and of Art History, New York University

This free lecture is held at the Oriental Institute, LaSalle Bank Room. 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, 60637.

For more information call 773-702-1062.

Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)

Wednesday November 9, 2016 7:00pm

Dr. Joel Walker, University of Washington

In his talk, Professor Walker will explore Egypt’s role in the ancient pearl trade and the story of the world’s most famous pair of pearl earrings.

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion St., Seattle

(206) 402-4162

Evening parking for $5 in garage across the street at 901 Fifth Ave. or Seattle Public Library for $6. Easy walk from University Street Link Station

Chapter: Northwest

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Dr. Renee Freidman

Room 20 Barrows Hall
Annual Holiday Souq begins at 1:30 PM

Chapter: Northern California

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30PM

Lecture topic to be announced.

Fondren Science Building, Room 123, on the SMU Campus

Chapter: North Texas

Thursday, December 8 through Sunday, December 11, 2016


This is a trip during the Mawled El Nabi long weekend holiday, mainly to two iconic sites. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the recently restored Red Monastery and to Akhenaton's Tel El Amarna.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

Room 20 Barrows Hall

Annual Holiday Souq begins at 1:30PM

Chapter: Northern California

US Office: 8700 Crownhill Blvd. Suite 507 San Antonio, Texas 78209-1130 p: 210.821.7000
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