ARCE's virtual tour rollout is a hit! Over 1.2 million people took a virtual walk through the Tomb Of Menna, and our tour of Bab Zuwaylais a hit in the press! We are dropping our third tour installment on April 30, so stay tuned for an email announcement in your inboxes this Thursday.
Are there any past ARCE conservation projects that you would like to visit virtually? Shoot us an email and let us know your thoughts!
2020 MARIE BUTTERY STUDENT GRANT AWARDEE ANNOUNCED
The Board of Directors of the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California chapter, has awarded its 2020 $1,000 Marie Buttery Memorial Student Grant to Jason Silvestri, a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jason proposes to use his grant to aid in the construction of a digital humanities project focused on digitizing and making accessible the archaeological data from the early seasons of the Hearst Expedition to Naga el-Deir. He aims to digitize the archival data, metadata, and data relationships pertaining to the documentation of Cemetery N. 500, excavated 1900-04 by George Andrew Reisner. The cemetery contains more than 400 tomb contexts, most of which contained several grave goods and/or human remains largely now in the collection of the Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley and largely unpublished and/or separated from their contextual documentation.
The board hopes that Jason and all our other Northern California students of Egyptology will be able to resume their fieldwork and research very soon. We thank our longtime board member Glenn Meyer, whose generous gift helped to fund this year's grant. And we thank all who applied, and encourage you to reapply for future funding cycles.
ARCE Northern California also offers a $1,500 student grant each fall in memory of its former member Professor Eugene Cruz-Uribe. As with the Marie Buttery grant, applicants for the Eugene Cruz-Uribe grant must attend school or have a hometown in Northern California. Call for applications for this grant will go out later in 2020.
VIRTUAL MINI-COURSE: TEMPLE OF MUT
Another exciting virtual learning experience is coming up! ARCE Board President and the Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Betsy Bryan, will be hosting a 4-course mini series beginning on Wednesday, April 29.
ARCE's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting attracted more than 1,000 participants from around the globe, and connected us to our broader community like never before. The success of this initiative is due in part to the generosity of our sponsor and underwriters.