ARCE Annual Meeting Call for Papers: September 15, 2023 – December 15, 2023

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ARCE In-Person Annual Meeting

April 19th-April 21st, 2024 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at the Omni William Penn hotel (530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219), from approximately 08:30 AM US ET to 5:00 PM US ET Friday and Saturday, and 08:30 AM US ET to 1:15 US ET on Sunday.

ARCE Virtual Annual Meeting

  • May 17-19, 2024, approximately 9:00 AM US ET to 6:00 PM US ET.  
  • If your paper is accepted either for the in-person or the virtual programs, it may be scheduled at any time during these dates. Changes to the schedule are possible depending on the final number of accepted submissions. 


  • ARCE’s Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of scholars who present on Egyptian history and heritage, recent fieldwork, technological advances, and much more.  
  • Submissions for the ARCE Annual Meeting must be received through ARCE’s All Academic site by December 15th, 2023. Find the Call for Papers guidelines  HERE
  • Paper presenters must choose between presenting in person or virtually at the time of submission. Due to the dual nature of the conference, schedule changes cannot be accommodated. In emergency situations, presenters may submit a written request to change their selection by emailing   
  • Poster, Panels, Best Student Paper and Poster Competition proposals are only accepted for the in-person component.  
  • Best Student Paper & Poster Competition guidelines, click HERE 
  • For Panel Session Guidelines, click HERE
  • Please review our updated submission guidelines and complete your entry  HERE.  
  • Changes to the schedule are possible depending on the final number of accepted submissions.  
  • Submissions can only be accepted from ARCE members in good standing. Please join or renew your membership online  or contact us by email.  

We look forward to receiving your abstract! 

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) prioritizes sustainable resource consumption and incorporates environmental considerations into our meetings and conferences. As we commit to reducing our environmental impact and continue abiding by our COVID protocol, please note that most of our previously printed materials are now available digitally.

You may view the abstract booklet as well as the meeting and session schedules through the “ARCE Annual Meeting” App or on ARCE.ORG.

All available abstract booklets beginning in 2009 are available for download below:

2023: Minneapolis, Minnesota

2022: Irvine, California

2021: Virtual Annual Meeting

2020: Virtual Annual Meeting

2020: Toronto, Canada (canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions) 

2019: Alexandria, Virginia

2018: Tucson, Arizona

2017: Kansas City, Missouri

2016: Atlanta, Georgia (forthcoming) 

2015: Houston, Texas

2014: Portland, Oregon

2013: Cincinnati, Ohio

2012: Providence, Rhode Island

2011: Chicago, Illinois

2010: Oakland, California

2009: Dallas, Texas

To increase opportunities and access to the ARCE Annual Meeting for students from typically underrepresented groups, ARCE will offer the 2024 ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students (ARCE Grant) to a maximum of five (5) eligible undergraduate or graduate students whose studies are related to (or who have an interest in studying) Nile Valley cultures through the disciplines of Egyptology, Nubiology, Africology, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical, Coptic, Islamic, Middle East, and African Studies, or other related fields. Awardees will be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as mentors during the Annual Meeting.

Up to five grants will be awarded annually. The ARCE Grant will pay all fees related to (i) Annual Meeting registration; (ii) lodging costs and breakfast at the host hotel for each night of the Annual Meeting; and (iii) transportation costs (up to a maximum of $500) incurred in attending the Annual Meeting. Prior to the Annual Meeting, Awardees must consult with the US ARCE Office to arrange registration, lodging, and transportation. ARCE will purchase air or train tickets on behalf of, and in consultation with, awardees. Awardees will be responsible for costs in excess of $500


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled and taking classes in an institution of higher education – including community colleges – at the time of application and during the Annual Meeting (unless either occurs during a break in the academic calendar).
  • Self-identify as belonging in an Underrepresented Group based upon ethnicity; race; color; national origin; religion; gender (including LGBTQ+ status); disability; or first- generation college student.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not been awarded the grant in previous years.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 11:59 PM EST.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a brief statement (200 words) on your research interests and how attending the Annual Meeting would fit within your research interests academically, professionally, and personally.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts highlighting courses you have taken relevant to the Annual Meeting.
  • Submit a brief recommendation letter from an advisor, mentor or professor that describes why attending the Annual Meeting will benefit your studies/research interests.

Post-Meeting Requirement

Within 10 days after attending the Annual Meeting, awardees must submit a brief report describing how you benefited from your attendance. Awardees may be asked to comment about their experience for ARCE’s use on social media platforms.

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2023 11:59 PM EST.

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Any person or organization not affiliated with ARCE may not use, copy, alter, or modify ARCE photographs, graphics, videography, or other similar reproductions and recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized representative from ARCE.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!