In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), in partnership with the American University in Cairo (AUC) and AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC), is organizing a conference entitled Egyptian Cultural Heritage Now. This three-day conference will focus on challenges, opportunities, trends and innovations in the field of cultural heritage.

We invite people to submit papers relating to the following topics:

  • Archaeological Sciences and Egyptian Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Technologies and Egyptian Cultural Heritage
  • Climate Change and Egyptian Cultural Heritage
  • Decolonizing the Egyptian Past
  • Egyptian Museums Today and Tomorrow
  • Egyptian Heritage Site Management
    • Engaging Local Communities
    • Involving the Private Sector

The conference will feature academic papers as well as panel discussions focusing on issues affecting the study of Egyptian cultural heritage from all periods of Egyptian history. The Academic papers will be published in a peer-reviewed publication. Panel discussions by invited participants.

Conference Dates:  November 11-13, 2023

Venue: Ewart Hall/ Oriental Hall, American University in Cairo

To view the agenda, click here

To view the Abstract booklet, click here

How to reach The American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square

By plane: the closest airport is Cairo International Airport. From the airport to the city center you can either take:

  • Uber – transportation app (requires internet)*  200-300LE for a one-way trip
  • Careem – transportation app (requires internet)* 200-300LE for a one-way trip
  • London Cab –transportation app (pre-arranged pick-up)* about 300-400LE
  • White Taxi, 200-400LE (depending on the driver/ not recommended if you are not familiar with Cairo or do not speak basic Egyptian Arabic)

*You can download these apps on Play store (For Android Phones) or App Store (For Iphone Users)

Where to stay, near the The American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square

Hotels in and around Tahrir Square:

  • City View Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  •  Miramar Downtown Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • Cleopatra Hotel (Tahrir, riverfront) $$$
  • Steigenberger Hotel El-Tahrir (Tahrir) $$$$
  • Paris Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • Cairo Heart Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • New Marina Hostel (Tahrir) $
  • Lotus Hotel (Tahrir) $
  • Museum House Hostel (Tahrir) $
  • Golden Hotel Cairo (Tahrir) $$
  • Cecilia Hostel (Tahrir) $
  • My Hotel Hostel (Tahrir) $
  • The Nile Ritz-Carlton (Tahrir, at riverfront) $$$$
  • Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis (Tahrir, at riverfront) $$$$
  • Grand Palace Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • Amin Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • Hostel Vienna (Tahrir) $
  • Tahrir Plaza Suites (Tahrir) $
  • New Grand Royal Hotel (Tahrir) $$
  • Cairo Inn (Tahrir) $$
  • Abdeen Palace Hotel (Tahrir) $
  • The Square Boutique Hotel (Tahrir) $$$
  • Capital Hotel (near Tahrir) $$
  • Oasis Hotel (near Tahrir) $
  • Valencia Apartment (near Tahrir/ apartment with Kitchen) $$$$
  • Berlin Hotel (near Tahrir) $
  • Ramses Hilton (near Tahrir, at riverfront) $$$$
  • Grand Agor Hotel (near Tahrir) $$$
  • Down Town Hotel Cairo (near Tahrir) $$
  • The Australian Hostel (near Tahrir) $
  • Conrad Cairo (Cornice near Tahrir) $$$$

Hotels on the Island of Zamalek

  • Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah (Zamalek) $$$$
  • Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (Zamalek) $$$$
  • Hotel Longchamps (Zamalek) $$$
  • Om Kolthoom Hotel/Tower (Zamalek) $$$
  • Novotel Cairo El-Borg (Zamalek) $$$
  • Golden Tulip Flamenco (Zamalek) $$$
  • New President Hotel (Zamalek) $$$
  • Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences (Zamalek) $$$

Hotels in Garden City (walking distance to Tahrir square)

  • Grand Nile Tower (Garden City) $$$$
  • Safir Hotel Cairo (Dokki) $$$$
  • Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo (Garden City) $$$$
  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (Garden City) $$$$

$ – Less than 500 Le per night
$$ – Between 500 Le and 700 Le per night
$$$ – Between 1000 Le and 1500 Le per night
$$$$ – From 1500 Le upwards per night

Rates on or might prove less expensive than advertised rates

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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!