On behalf of ARCE President Melinda Hartwig and the Board of Governors, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Louise Bertini will be joining the American Research Center in Egypt as its new Director for Egypt!
Dr. Bertini is an Egyptologist and specialist in faunal analysis who has worked on more than 20 archaeological projects in Egypt for almost 15 years. Since 2004, she has also served as a Field Supervisor and zooarchaeologist on the Khirbat Iskander archaeological project in Jordan. She has taught Egyptology at the American University in Cairo since 2009, and has also served in several administrative capacities at the university since 2008.
Dr. Bertini's demonstrated commitment to cultural heritage and preservation includes work with various organizations, missions and government entities in Egypt, Europe and the United States. Based in Egypt since 2003, she has played an active role in furthering ARCE missions, namely supporting research on various aspects of Egyptian history and culture.
Dr. Bertini obtained bachelor's degrees in art history and anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a master's in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool, and a doctorate in archaeology from Durham University. Her research interests include zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleoecology, paleopathology, domestication, subsistence reconstruction, and animal mummification as well as other areas of Egyptology.
I look forward to introducing Dr. Bertini to ARCE's supporters and members as she brings her expertise and enthusiasm to the organization. Please join me in welcoming Louise to ARCE!