Most ARCE-DC lectures 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 at 7:00 pm.  Contributions of $5.00/person are appreciated at the reception. Following each lecture, ARCE-DC offers a Meet-the-Speaker Dinner at the Beacon 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. 
Upcoming Lectures 2014-2015 Season
Friday, September 26, 2014
Don Ryan, Professor, Pacific Lutheran University. "Beneath the Sands of Egypt: An Archaeologist Explores the Valley of the Kings"
Time: 7:00 PM (6:30-7:00 PM--Light Refreshments)
Location: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 
(NOTE: The Dec. 5 lecture will be located at 1303 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 at the Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau)
RSVP: Carol Boyer at ccboyer@comcast.net for the Lecture & the Meet-the-Speaker Dinner (at the Beacon Bar & Grill--directly across the street)

October 24: Steve VinsonAssociate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, "Unwrapping Victorian-Era Egyptology: The Curious Case of the Web of the Occult and Scholarship"

November 14: Kara Cooney, Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, UCLA. "Hatshepsut: How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt."  Prior to the lecture, we will offer a book sale of Prof. Cooney’s newly published book: Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Would Be King. ARCE-DC Members receive a special discount on the book. (See home page at www.arcedc.org/ for details.) 

December 5Roger Bagnall, Professor of Ancient History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. ""Excavating Papyri and Ostraca at Berenike and Amheida: Occupation, Dumping, and Dumps" NOTE: New Venue: 1303 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

January 23, 2015: Colleen Darnell (formerly Manassa), Associate Professor, Yale University, “Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt”

February 20, 2015: Kathryn Bard, Professor, Boston University, “Ancient Egypt and Punt: An Archaeological Perspective from Mersa/Wadi Gawasis" 

March 20, 2015: Lauren Lippiello, Research Associate, Egyptian Expedition, University of Arizona, "Predynastic Rock Art and the Mound of Creation: The Function of Boats in the Desert"

April 10, 2015: Aidan Dodson, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, "Eternal Shelters"

April 24-26, 2015: ARCE Conference: Houston, TX. Registration details are located at: www.arce.org  

May 15, 2015: Maryl Gensheimer, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, "Egyptomania and Exoticism: Egypt in Rome"

June 12, 2015: Joshua Trampier, Research Affiliate, Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes, "At the Western Frontier of Landscape Archaeology in the Nile Delta"

 ARCE-DC 2013-2014 Speakers: 

Bart Vanthuyne (Sept. 2013), Eric Cline (Sept. 2013), John Adams (Oct. 2013), Jeremy Pope (Nov. 2013), Stuart Tyson Smith (Dec. 2013), Eugene Cruz-Uribe (Jan. 2014), Marjorie Venit (Feb. 2014--not pictured), Cynthia Sheikelshami (Mar. 2014), John Baines (April 2014), Chahira Kozma (May 2014), Beth Hart (May 2014), and

Caroline Williams (June 2014).

Bust of PtolemyII
Shafik Gabr--Owner of Orientalist Art Collection
Cover of John Adams' book: The Millionaire and the Mummies
Cynthia Sheikelashami