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Teacher Resources

It is one of the educational aims of this organization to help teachers find reliable source materials to present to their students. We have assembled a list of websites which offer critically evaluated materials about the history and culture of ancient Egypt. Useful also is the website of academia.edu which offers papers on a variety of subjects and disciplines, not just Egyptology.


ARCE-NC presents free lectures open to the public on a monthly basis to promote a better understanding of Egyptian art, culture and religion both historic and contemporary in association with the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley Campus.

We receive almost no outside funding and rely upon donations as our primary source of revenue. Lectures include such expenses as speakers honoraria and transportation fees and occasionally audio-visual equipment rental fees as well. Attendees are requested to make a donation at the door to help defray these costs. If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please use our DONATE! page to donate via PayPal (either use your PayPal acount or any credit card) or send a check in any amount made out to "ARCE/NC" to


        The Treasurer ARCE/NC
1901 Chelsea Way

        Redwood City, CA 94061

American Research Center In Egypt Northern California Inc

Upcoming Lectures & Events

The Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley Lecture Series

All lectures are on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in 20 Barrows Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus except where noted.

CARTOUCHE The Chapter  Newsletter

Download a copy of the current issue in PDF format HERE

Parking is available in U.C. lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends for a fee. Ticket dispensing machines accept either $5 bills or $1.00 bills. Parking is available in Parking Structure B on Bancroft between Hearst Gym and Kroeber Hall and just across the street from the University Art Museum. Parking is also available under the shops on Bancroft opposite Barrows Hall. There is a parking structure under the Student Union further west on Bancroft. A map of the campus is available online at
For more information please send e-mail to hebsed@comcast.net


ARCE-NC is offering two $500 grants this spring for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing research, travel, study, exhibition or presentation, or other projects related to Egyptology, Egyptian history, Arabic or Coptic studies. 

Eligible applicants must attend school or have a home address in Northern California. Details are in the attached PDF file. The application deadline is March 1 and the awards will be made March 18. 

We want to make sure all eligible students know about these awards. Please spread the word to faculty and students you may know. 

Many thanks,

Barbara Wilcox
Vice President


2017-2018 Lecture Series



February 11, 2018  3 PM

Room 20 Barrows Hall

Dr. Kei Yamamoto

University of Arizona

High Officials Under the Reign of Senwoseret III


March 18, 2018   3 PM

Room 20 Barrows Hall

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

Loyola Marymount University

Maritime Trade Routes


April 8, 2018  3 PM

Room 20 Barrows Hall

Dr. Deanna Kiser-Go

University of California Berkeley

Houses of Eternity: How to Get a Decorated Tomb in Ancient Egypt


May 6, 2018  3 PM

Diana Craig Patch

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The New Taweret Statue in the Museum Collection


June 2018

No Meeting


July 2018

No Meeting


August 12, 2018  3 PM

Room 20 Barrows Hall

speaker and topic to be announced


September 9, 2018  3 PM Note: Date is Tentative

Room 20, Barrows Hall

Dr. Galina Belova

Russian Academy of Science, Moscow

White Walls: New Discoveries in Memphis


October 14, 2018  3 PM

Room 20, Barrows Hall

Dr. JJ Shirley

Editor, Journal of Egyptian History

Topic to be announced


November 11, 2018  3 PM

Annual Holiday Souq begins at 2 PM

Room 20, Barrows Hall

Tom Hardwick

Houston Museum of Science

Topic to be announced


December 9, 2018  3 PM

Annual Holiday Souq begins at 2 PM

Room 20, Barrows Hall

Dr. Julia Troche

Missouri State University

Topic to be announced

Local Ancient Egypt Related Exhibits and Lectures not sponsored by ARCE-NC:

Ancient Art Council

Gould Theater, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco 

The Ancient Art Council is dedicated to supporting Ancient Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

For all those who share an interest in ancient art and the preservation and promotion of antiquities and culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, the Ancient Art Council offers lectures by noted archaeologists, curators, and historians; exclusive tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions; travel to other museums and ancient sites; receptions and opportunities to meet fellow enthusiasts of ancient art. You will find information and lecture information at the link below:



Expanding Views of Africa

The galleries of African Art is the vision of curator Barbara Thompson. It is a walk back in time with powerful contemporary visions of Africa giving way to art from the past ending in the Egyptian room at the end of the exhibit. It places Egypt squarely as an African influence, unlike many exhibits where Egypt is treated in a Mediterranean context. Computer touch screens and smart-phone links allow the viewer to get expanded views of the displays.

Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Drive

Stanford University Campus

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM, open until 8 PM on Thursdays


Contact Al Berens by email at arce-nc@comcast.net for further information on ARCE/NC events or by mail at 1901 Chelsea Way, Redwood City, CA 94061.

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