ARCE has opened its new round of applications for Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) Grants 2021-2022. Created with resources from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as allocated by the U.S. Congress, ARCE’s Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) sustains an ongoing grants program to support the conservation, preservation and documentation of Egypt’s cultural heritage and the dissemination of knowledge about that heritage.

The Antiquities Endowment Fund awards one-year and three-year grants for discrete and highly focused professional projects that serve the conservation, preservation and documentation needs of Egyptian antiquities that are more than 100 years old. Projects may involve the actual conservation or protection of sites, buildings or objects; the participation of conservators or other appropriate specialists in antiquities projects; the training of conservators and students; or the production of publications and presentations that disseminate knowledge about Egypt’s cultural heritage.

The application process for the ARCE AEF Short and long Term Grant takes place in one round (to be submitted by 12 midnight EST on February 15th, 2022) although submission of draft proposals are encouraged (by December 20th 2021), to which program staff will respond with suggestions and advice.

For more information, check out this tutorial that includes all the details of the AEF Grant types, funding categories, applicant eligibility, submission requirements, submission of final application online, frequently asked questions and important deadlines.

Archaeology Abridged Premium with dr. patrick hunt

Debuting next month, Archaeology Abridged Premium, is bringing back some of your favorite Archaeology Abridged speakers for a series of exclusive lectures.

In 218 BC, Hannibal marched over the Alps and went on to win several decisive battles in Italy despite being outnumbered by the Romans. Join Patrick Hunt on Thursday, December 2 at 1:00 pm EST for a very special Archaeology Abridged Premium appearance where he will reveal Hannibal’s real secret weapon. And, no, it wasn’t the elephants. Tune in to find out what it was!

Archaeology Abridged Premium is FREE for AIA members and $5 for non-members to attend. 

Register here.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World. Exceptional junior scholars who enhance and engage with the diversity of the Joukowsky Institute community, and who are committed to inclusive education and research, are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research, engaged scholarship, and cross-disciplinary thinking. We are interested in individuals whose work focuses on any region or time period, and who have significant fieldwork experience. Of particular interest are applicants working on environmental aspects of the ancient world in the broadest sense of the term, such as climate change, pastoralism, agriculture, etc. Applicants must have normally received their doctorate from an institution other than Brown within the last five years, and the Ph.D. must be in hand prior to July 1, 2022.

We fully understand and appreciate the impact that the current pandemic has had and continues to exert on our lives, personally and professionally, and we will regard ongoing research efforts and publication records in that light.

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach one course per semester. Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute, through the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary or community connections.

This will be a two-year position, with confirmation after one year, beginning on July 1, 2022.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses (150-300 words each), a statement (150-300 words) of their experience and/or ideas for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in their teaching and research, and contact information for three references by February 15, 2022. Applications received by February 15, 2022 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Peter van Dommelen
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Apply via Interfolio

Book Launch: “The Kings Harvest” by brian lander

Brian Lander, Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown, will be launching his book The King’s Harvest on Dec. 9 at 4:00 PM in the Pavilion Room at Peter Green House. The conversation will feature professors Tamara Chin, Bathsheba Demuth, and Graham Oliver, and light refreshments will be served from 5:00 to 5:30.

Yale University Press description of The King’s Harvest:

“This book is a multidisciplinary study of the ecology of China’s early political systems up to the fall of the first empire in 207 BCE. Brian Lander traces the formation of lowland North China’s agricultural systems and the transformation of its plains from diverse forestland and steppes to farmland. He argues that the growth of states in ancient China, and elsewhere, was based on their ability to exploit the labor and resources of those who harnessed photosynthetic energy from domesticated plants and animals. Focusing on the state of Qin, Lander amalgamates abundant new scientific, archaeological, and excavated documentary sources to argue that the human domination of the central Yellow River region, and the rest of the planet, was made possible by the development of complex political structures that managed and expanded agroecosystems.”

Thinking Outside the Sarcophagus: Exploring Diverse Career PATHS

ARCE December Workshop with Julia Troche, Rachel Leslie, Chance Coughenour, Julia Hsieh, Elizabeth Waraksa, and Nigel J. Hetherington.

Did you know that in addition to academic jobs your degree in Egyptology can get you high paying, stimulating, and prestigious careers in a wide range of fields in some of the country’s top institutions and companies? While the R-I academic job might be ideal for some, it is not the only path, and many other paths, at “lower status” institutions or outside of academia entirely can offer more benefits, flexibility, higher salaries, and as much cachet as an R-I position. These are not “second-best” or “fall back” options and require their own set of skills and preparations. This ARCE panel includes a wide range of participants who will share practical advice as to how you can turn your Egyptology (or Egyptology adjacent) degree into a successful career.

Public Access on December 4, 2021 at 1PM ET/ 8PM EET

Register here.