Our lectures HAVE BEEN CANCELLED through April due to concerns about the corona virus.

As we hope everyone can appreciate, the current situation is changing with every passing day. We'll try to keep you up to date about how that affects our future lecture lineup as we learn more.

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

DC Chapter

If you love anything to do with Ancient Egypt, this organization is the place for you! ARCE-DC offers monthly lectures by noted scholars as well as seminars, social events, tours, and museums trips—all focused on Ancient Egypt. Come meet others who share the same passion.
 ARCE-DC is the largest of ARCE's 13 chapters in the United States.

Our events are open to the public.

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2019-2020 Talks Scheduled:

March 15, 2020 (Sunday 3PM):

This lecture HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns about the corona virus—

BASONOVA-ARCE DC joint lecture 

Jacquelyn Williamson: Discoveries at Nefertiti's Sun Temple

March 25, 2020 (Wednesday, 8PM): 

This lecture HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns about the corona virus—

BAF-ARCE DC joint lecture

Betsy Bryan: The Battle of Kadesh

April 18, 2020 (Saturday workshop):

This workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns about the corona virus—

Maggie BrysonFinding Time? An Interactive Exploration of New Kingdom Chronology

May 16, 2020 (Saturday):

Annual Party and Fundraiser

Emily Smith-Sangster: Body Doubles—Artificial “Reserve Parts” and the Conceptualization of Post-Mortem Bodily Completeness

June 12, 2020:

Elizabeth Hart: Dressing for Death—How to Make and Wear Ancient Egyptian Flint Bangles

2019-2020 Talks Already Presented:

September 13, 2019:


Unless otherwise noted, our Friday evening lectures take place at
505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
(across the street from the Braddock Road station on Metro’s blue and yellow lines)

Venue sponsored by  Maria and Richard Calderon in association with Hands Along the Nile Development Services Inc. (HANDS)

Sponsor-a-Speaker Program— 

In 2012 ARCE-DC established the Sponsor-a-Speaker program whereby a member can sponsor a speaker's honorarium, travel costs, and/or host a speaker for a home stay (usually one night). Sponsoring the cost of the venue rental is also welcome. This allows the chapter to bring the best speakers to D.C. Should you be interested in sponsoring a speaker or the venue rental, please let our President know at ccboyer@comcast.net 

President: Carol Boyer
Vice-President: Mike Matsko  
Treasurer: Michael Lovellette, Ph.D.  
Board Members: Craig Boyer, Ph.D.; Ann Williams