ARCE-DC: Egyptology Lectures in DC!

We're the Washington, DC chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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September 14th, 2012

Location:  Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Our first lecture for the season will be presented by world renowned Egyptologist, Barry Kemp, Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University; Knight Commander of the British Empire and Chairman of the Amarna Trust.  The lecture is entitled:  “Amarna Update: Discoveries, New Conservation Efforts and Other Changes”.

“Meet the Speaker” Dinner!

Following the lecture, we invite interested members and their friends to join us for dinner at 15 ria (1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, WDC).  The dinner will be a pre-paid fixed price of $45 and include a starter and main course.

Seats are limited so if you would like to join us, please email Sue McGovern-Huffman at: to reserve your place.


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Next Egyptology lecture in DC: September 16

On September 16, 2011, at 6:30 pm, will feature a talk by Dr. David O’Connor of NYU.

This talk will be held at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies’ Rome Auditorium. The auditorium is located at 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Here’s a link to a map on to help you find your way.

In  Dr. O’Connor’s  lecture,  entitled “Mysteries  of  Abydos: Excavating  and  Saving  the  Monuments  of  Egypt’s Earliest  Pharaohs,” he will  describe  the  revealing  discoveries  that are  being  made  about  these  enigmatic  monuments  to  Egypt’s  earliest kings; their documentation  and  preservation;  and  the  intensive  conservation and stabilization program  that  will  assure  the  survival  of  the  greatest  of them for  the  next  5000 years  and  more.

For more details, please visit the page on for this event:


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Don’t forget! Big event Friday night, June 17th!

Our next talk takes place on Friday, June 17, 2011, beginning at 6:30 pm.

  • Our speaker: Dr. Miroslav Bárta, Professor of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague.
  • Location: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
  • Topic: Swimmers in the Sand: On the Origins of Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
  • For more info, please see our events page.





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Egyptian Grammar Course at JHU

Important announcement! Dr. Fatma Ismail of Johns Hopkins University is offering to teach a full course on Middle Egyptian Grammar beginning on the 15th of June 2011. This is a rare opportunity and is basically the same course taught at Johns Hopkins which consists of intensive grammar study, reading of middle kingdom literature, such as the tale of a shipwrecked sailor, Sinue, wisdom literature and stories from the old kingdom. Anyone interested in learning the language and culture of Hieroglyphs can take the course.

There will be a charge to take this course and the text will be Middle Egyptian Grammar by James E. Hoch. Those interested should contact Dr. Fatma Ismail at fatmatalat at hotmail dot com.

You may be able to find more information about the course on the JHU website: