All lectures (except for the Sept. 13, 2013 & the April 12 Workshop) are presented at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. A wine-and-cheese reception starts about 6:30 pm, followed by the lecture, which starts at 7:00 pm.  Contributions of $5.00/person are requested at the reception. Following each lecture, ARCE-DC offers a Meet-the-Speaker Dinner at the Beacon Hill Bar and Grill--across the street on Rhode Island Avenue.  Each member or guest is required to pay $5.00 to assist with the cost of the speaker's dinner. 

Previous & Upcoming Lectures 2013-2014 Season

Our Special Lecture: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM (6:30-7:00 PM--Light Refreshments)
Location:  NOTE: 1255 - 25th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007 (Same location of the June 22, 2013 Fundraiser-Party) 1st floor Lounge

RSVP: Carol Boyer at ccboyer@comcast.net for the Lecture & the Meet-the-Speaker Dinner (at the Fairmont Hotel , 2401 M St. NW)

"Early Old Kingdom Rock Circle Cemeteries in the 15th and 16th Upper Egyptian Nomes (Middle Egypt)"
Presented by:Bart Vanthuyne, PhD Candidate, University of Leuven

September 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm   
"1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed"
Presented  by: Eric Cline, Professor, George Washington, University.

To register for this lecture & the Meet-the-Speaker Dinner, please go to the ARCE-DC News & Other Items of Interest to Egyptophiles link at the top of the home page and scroll down to this lecture info.

October 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

“The Millionaire and the Mummies:  Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the  Valley of the Kings" (Book of the same title:  Published June 2013) 
Presented by: John Adams, Independent Scholar, ARCE member.     


November 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm
The Mysterious Meritefnut": A Missing Person's Case for the 7th century BC"
Presented by:  Jeremy Pope, Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary. 
December 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Unwrapping The Mummy: Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities  
Presented by: Stuart Tyson Smith, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara 

January 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm      

"Evil (?) Seth- God of Power and Might"                                                     

Presented by Eugene Cruz-Uribe, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Arizona University & Editor, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt.


February 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

"Strangers in a Strange Land: Negotiating the Afterlife in Monumental Greek Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt"

Presented by Marjorie Venit, Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

March 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

“Talking Trees in Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry”
Presented by Cynthia Sheikholeslami, Independent Scholar       

April 4-6, 2014 Annual Meeting
65th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon
Watch the ARCE site for details on registration. 

April 11, 2014
"Not Only with the Dead: Banqueting in Ancient Egypt”
Presented by: John Baines, Professor, Oxford University
April 12, 2014
Workshop/Seminar, John Baines
Venue: 1255 - 25th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037 (Lobby Lounge)
9:30 am-3:00 pm     
Members: $50.00; Non-Members: $60.00l Students: $25.00
Please Register ASAP by contacting Carol Boyer at ccboyer@comcast.net. You can Register via PayPal on the home page at www.arcedc.org/ under this Workshop entry. 

May 16, 2014
"Drinking and Knapping in Predynastic Egypt"      
Presented by: Elizabeth Hart, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia     
June 13, 2014
"A Portrait of Egypt by 19th Century Artists: Drawn from an Orientalist Collection" 
Presented by: Caroline Williams, Independent Scholar