We love to share when ARCE makes the news! Elizabeth Bolman, ARCE's past director for the Red Monastery conservation project in Sohag, Egypt, authored a piece for the Wall Street Journal about the incredible early Coptic monument and the efforts of ARCE and USAID to preserve it.
This month, ARCE launched virtual tours of two separate conservation and site management projects that it carried out at the Monastery of St. Anthony's in the Eastern Desert. Enjoy the advantages of being an armchair tourist and visit the beautifully conserved medieval wall paintings at St. Anthony's before stopping off at the museum space that ARCE installed.
The Monastery of St. Anthony's. Photo: Michael Jones.
ARCE'S PODCAST LAUNCH: JULY 8
ARCE's first-ever podcast launches on our website on July 8 and will feature Dr. Aidan Dodson speaking about King Tutankhamun's tomb and its treasures.
If you have any suggestions for future topics that you would like to see addressed in ARCE's podcast series, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
NEW FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: EGYPTIAN ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCHOLARS
ARCE is pleased to launch its newst fellowship opportunity for Egyptian scholars based in Egypt. Two 12-month fellowships will be awarded and applications will be accepted beginning from July 1.
For more information on this research position and the guidelines for applying, click here.
ARCE WELCOMES NEW COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
ARCE will be welcoming its new Communications Manager, Dania Younis, in July.
Dania holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the American University in Cairo. She established her own marketing agency in 2016 and has been working in the field of creative marketing and communications since 2014. She held previous positions at Qsoft Holding and MAD Solutions, and previously served as the Public Relations Specialist for the El Gouna Film Festival in 2018. After having her fair share of marketing and creative endeavors, Dania shifted to the non-profit sector where she served as the Marketing and Communications Lead for INJAZ Egypt and continues to strive for a career path where she's part of organizations that positively affect society.
Welcome to the team, Dania!
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: TOUR EGYPT WITH ARCE
ARCE is gearing up for its March 2021 member tour of Egypt. For this coming edition, we've included new locations like Tell el-Amarna and Minya, as well as an optional extension to the northern coastal city of Alexandria.
For more information and to view the itineraries, click here.
ONLINE LECTURE: MELINDA HARTWIG
Past ARCE project director for the Tomb of Menna, Melinda Hartwig, will speak in a public online lecture titled 'The Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT 69): The Art, Culture, and Science of Painting in an Egyptian Tomb,' and discuss the international team of conservators, Egyptologists, scientists, and digital specialists that conserved the Tomb of Menna between 2007 and 2009. Registration for this event will open on July 1.
ARCE has partnered with the National Arts Club to host an online lecture with Julie Anderson, titled 'Excavating Dangeil: A Voyage of Discovery Through Intersecting Cultures.'
Excavations at Dangeil, located close to the Nile in what is now central Sudan, have uncovered a previously unknown 1st century CE temple dedicated to the god Amun. Earlier rulers discovered there in a statue hoard include the celebrated Kushite Pharoah Taharqo. This is one of many discoveries at Dangeil throwing unexpected light on African history from antiquity into the medieval period and later.