Workshop Background:

Strengthening American-Egyptian collaboration is part of ARCE’s mission and programs that support emerging Egyptian scholars and heritage professionals have been among ARCE’s priorities. Emerging Egyptian scholars are under pressure to publish in foreign, peer-reviewed journals and they need all the support they can get from more senior scholars. ARCE has already organized two virtual workshops on Academic Research and Digital Epigraphy, one in 2021 and the second in March 2022. Both workshops were delivered by ARCE’s Egyptian Associate Scholars, Dr. Ali Abdelhalim Ali (Ain Shams University) and Dr. Tarek Tawfik (Cairo University). These 2-day workshops were very successful and participants expressed interest in receiving more in-depth training.

Workshop Details:

Date: June 19-23, 2022

Time: 1:30- 5:00 pm

Location: ARCE Cairo Office

With funding from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), this workshop is designed to enhance the academic writing and digital epigraphy skills of dissertation and postdoctoral scholars interested in publishing their research in foreign language professional journals. Each trainer would provide 1.5 hours of training with a 30-minute coffee break in between, during which all participants can discuss what they have learnt, share challenges and tips. A workshop held over an entire work week would allow participants to digest the information they are given and would provide the trainers with the opportunity to give the trainees assignments to work on. Fifteen trainees would be selected from among those who participated in the first two workshops, thus ensuring that they have the necessary foundations to build on.


Day 1:

  • 13:30 – 15:00: Welcome and Introductory Presentations
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Review of material learnt during virtual workshops and discussion of the feasability of participants’ research projects and epigraphic projects.

Day 2:   

  • 13:30 – 15:00: How to phrase the title and write an abstract that clearly explains the research question.
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Producing a good article outline

Day 3: 

  • 13:30 – 15:00: Literature review and bibliography
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Producing a well-researched, original research paper and avoiding plagiarism

Day 4:

  • 13:30 – 15:00: Digital tools for scientific research (Part I: Digital Libraries)
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00: “Digital tools for scientific research (Part II: Managing footnotes and bibliography)”

Day 5: 

  • 13:30 – 15:00: Digital Epigraphy (Part I: Finalizing the Illustrator document)
  • 15:00-15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Digital epigraphy (Part II: Exporting the Illustrator document into a word document); feedback and concluding remarks