Welcome to the American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter website. Here you can find information about the organization, learn about our membership options, find out about upcoming Egypt-themed events and more! To visit the American Research Center in Egypt National website please click here.

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URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has issued a plea for support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which are in danger of being defunded by the current administration. Academics, such as historians, art historians, and archaeologists, often depend upon funding from the NEA and the NEH for their research and projects.

"The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding." http://www.arce.org

If you would like to show your support for the continued funding of the NEA and the NEH, please follow this link and sign the petition, "Preserve the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities": https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/preserve-national-endowment-arts-and-national-endowment-humanities

Please visit the NEH's website to see the wide range of projects that they support: https://www.neh.gov

The NEH is an active participant and proponent for the preservation of our cultural heritage and our archaeological sites world-wide. Please visit the link below to see some of the projects that the NEH currentl supports and has supported over the years.
https://www.neh.gov/about-protecting-our-cultural-heritage

Please visit the NEA's website to see the wide range of projects that they support: https://www.arts.gov


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2017 Korsyn Lecture
March 18, 2017

Anthropology Room 345
3:30 PM

Dr. James Allen
Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, Brown University
"What's New with King Tut?"


Abstract:
Almost 100 years after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, there are still questions and debates around the family and significance of this obscure 18th-Dynasty king. Who were his parents? How did he come to the throne? What was his relationship to his predecessor, the “heretic” king Akhenaten and his attempt to reform ancient Egyptian thought? Was his tomb originally designed for Queen Nefertiti, and could her burial be hidden behind one of its walls? New evidence and theories have emerged in the past 15 years to suggest reasonable answers to some of these questions, as well as tantalizing hints to the others. This talk will go over the new evidence and try to clear up some of the confusion still remaining about Tut's life and times.

Photo: Gold Mask of Tutankhamun
(Wikimedia Commons: Carsten Frenzl, Obernburg, Germany)

Bio:
James P. Allen is the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University. Before coming to Brown, he served as curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is best known for his work on the ancient Egyptian language, and particularly for his revisionist theories of the past five years, but he has written extensively on the history and religion of the Amarna Period and its aftermath, the time of the reign of King Tutankhamun.




* Entrance fees for most lectures are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (unless otherwise stated).

* Please note: ARCE-PA does not sell tickets for the monthly lectures. All entry fees will be taken at the door of the lecture venue at the ARCE-PA table (unless otherwise stated).



SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!


April 15, 2017
Classroom 2
3:30 PM

Dr. Salima Ikram
Distinguished Professor, American University in Cairo

"Safe Passage: Ancient Egyptian Vernacular Shrines in the Western Desert"

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May 20, 2017
Classroom 2
3:30PM

Dr. Niv Allon
Assistant Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The General Had Four Noses: Destruction & Reconstruction in Haremhab’s Scribal Statue"

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June 10, 2016
June Mini-Seminar
"Queenship Through the Ages"

Anthropology Room 348
1pm -6pm
*pricing TBA

Speakers:
Dr. Ann Macy Roth
Dr. JJ Shirley
Dr. Kelly Anne Diamond
Dr. Beth Ann Judas

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* Entrance fees for most lectures are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (unless otherwise stated).

* Please note: ARCE-PA does not sell tickets for the monthly lectures. All entry fees will be taken at the door of the lecture venue at the ARCE-PA table (unless otherwise stated).