Symposium Inclusive Archaeology (Partly in Dutch)
13 September 2019

On September 13 2019, the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen organises a farewell symposium for Professor Henny Groenendijk. In this symposium the concept of Inclusive Archaeology will be explored: how can we involve more people with archaeology and how can archaeology become more relevant for society? Read more >>

Archon Day 2019
25 October 2019

It’s time for another inspiring debate about current topics in archaeology. During this year’s Archon Day we will dive into the topics community archaeology and professional ethics. We will discuss both themes in it’s broadest sense, and we want to hear what (early career) researchers and archaeologist from the commercial field. RMA and PhD students can present a poster during our poster competition. The winner gets a conference subsidy. Read more >>

Reuvensdagen 2019
21 -23 November

The 49th edition of the Reuvensdagen will take place in Apeldoorn on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November 2019, in theater Orpheus. Archon will host a Reuvensdagen-session about the synthesis of academic and commercial archaeology, building further on the discussion of Archon Day 2018. More info >>

Workshop Photographing Archaeological Artifacts & Objects
4 and 5 December 2019

In this introductory course you will become acquainted with the basic principles of photography and you will be able to take good photos of archaeological objects yourself in an excavation or in a museum with limited resources. Read more >>



Prof. David Fontijn of Leiden University will join the ARCHON Board in 2019. We welcome him to the board, and are looking forward to collaborating with him.


In the Netherlands the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) read more >>


RMA students, PhD students and staff members of the participating institutions can all become members of ARCHON. Membership of ARCHON will give you access to its educational activities, bring you into contact with fellow students and researchers and will provide opportunities to present your work. read more >>


Are you a staff member, PhD researcher or RMA student and are you considering organizing an event on your research topic? Did you know that Archon can help you organize and host such events? read more >>


Canterbury Christ Church University

Lecturer in Roman and Classical Archaeology. More info.
Closing date: 8 July 2019

CNRS – 5 offers.
University of Poitiers

PhD Studentship in Medieval History. The thesis is part of the program of epigraphy, in the team 3 “Signs, forms and representations” of the CESCM. More info.
Closing date not specified (posted 12 June 2019).

University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès

PhD studentship in Prehistoric Art in Zimbabwe. This PhD considers the role of rock art in the territorial structuring of the Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers in southern Africa, and the settlement behavior dynamics of these societies over time. More info.
Closing date not specified (posted 12 June 2019).


A PhD studentship aimed at developing calcium stable isotopes analyses on fossil teeth and bone remains from various Neanderthals excavated in the Nouvelle Aquitaine Area and from Anatomically Modern Humans coming of the Levantine region. More info.
Closing date not specified (posted 11 June 2019).

Ivry Sur Seine

“Rock activity and troglodyte culture in Lalibela and its region” International Doctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology of Ethiopia. More info.

Closing date not specified (posted 7 June 2019).

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Up to five 3-year funded PhD positions at the Department of Archaeology.
The following fields are eligible: biomolecular archaeology, palaeoproteomics, ZooMS, anthropogenic extinctions, environmental change, archaeobotany, Palaeolithic archaeology, and geoarchaeology. More info. 

Closing date: 30 November 2019

Uppsala University

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
1) PhD position in Egyptology specializing in archaeology, cultural history, and material culture. More info. 

2) PhD position in Egyptology specialising in text and language. More info. 
Closing date: 16 September 2019

More PhD & Postdoc positions:

Check out Erik Rossenberg’s blog postgraduate opportunities in Archaeology for an up-to-date list of PhD and postdoc positions in archaeology.


Archon is the Dutch inter-university research and graduate school for archaeology.
It unites staff members, PhD researchers and research master students of its participating institutions.

  • the University of Amsterdam (UvA),
  • VU University Amsterdam (VU),
  • the University of Groningen (RUG),
  • the University of Leiden (UL)
  • the Agency for Cultural Heritage (RCE) in Amersfoort.

Archon initiates, organizes and supports a program of educational activities including conferences, lecture series, thematic workshops, multi-and interdisciplinary courses and skill courses for RMA students, PhD researchers and staff members of the participating institutions. Our members are encouraged to come up with ideas for workshops, seminars and conferences concerning their interests or subjects they wish to further explore. It unites staff members, PhD researchers and research master students of its participating institutions.

Our main aim is to create a platform for inspiring academic debate on current archaeological research. By creating a stimulating interinstitutional and interdisciplinary environment, Archon aims to bring together its junior and senior members. Most educational activities are also open to the staff of university institutes and archaeologists working outside the academic world.

The Archon bureau is based at the Faculty of Humanities at the VU University Amsterdam. Contact can be made through email (IJk van Hattum).