Symposium Inclusive Archaeology (Partly in Dutch)
13 September 2019

In this farewell symposium for Professor Henny Groenendijk the concept of Inclusive Archaeology will be explored: how can we… Read more >>

Skills Course Structure From Motion
26 September 2019

Learn how to make 3D models of archaeological artifacts, using digital photographs. Read more >>

Dag van de stadsarcheologie: Ambachten (Dutch)
26 september 2019

This day is dedicated to archaeological research in and into the city. This year’s theme is Crafts. Read more >>

Metaaltijdendag (Dutch)
4 October 2019

The theme of the morning session is ‘Uiterlijk vertoon. Pracht, dracht en identiteit in de metaaltijden/Appearance. Splendor, garb and identity in the metal ages’. In the afternoon there are… Read more >>

Autumn School in Athens: Audio Visual Methods in Archaeology and Heritage Studies
6 October 2019 (registration deadline is 26 August 2019!)

Audio-visual applications are nowadays broadly used in heritage and museum studies, fostering the communication between researchers and visitors and the promotion of heritage sites… Read more >>

Archon Day 2019
25 October 2019

This Archon Day we will dive into the topics community archaeology and professional ethics. RMA and PhD students can present a poster during our poster competition. Read more >>

Reuvensdagen 2019
21 -23 November

Archon will host a Reuvensdagen-session about the synthesis of academic and commercial archaeology, building further on the discussion of Archon Day 2018. Read more >>

GIS day 2019
November 2019 (specific date to be announced).

The GIS day is an annual seminar on GIS applications in archaeology organised by Archon in collaboration with CLUE+ and ACASA.

Workshop Photographing Archaeological Artifacts & Objects
4 and 5 December 2019

A course to introduce students to the basic principles of photography and enable them to take good photos of archaeological objects in excavations or … Read more >>

Historical questions – zooarchaeological answers
12 December 2019

This workshop will examine how nuanced historical perspectives can assist zooarchaeological interpretations and visa versa. Read more >>

 The Roman symposium 2019
13 December 2019

The Roman symposium is an annual recurring lecture and discussion day on current developments in the field of Roman archaeology in the Netherlands and the surrounding area. Read more >>

Workshop ‘How to become a PhD candidate’
31 January 2020

Get hands-on information about different PhD-trajectories. Topics such as the different kinds of PhD-positions, how to apply for these and… Read more >>

Steentijddag (Dutch)
1 February 2020

The programme of De Steentijddag consists of lectures covering a range of aspects of Stone Age archaeology, from the Middle Paleolithic to the Late Neolithic. Read more >>

Winter School ‘Shared Practices: Archaeological visualisation methods in the Netherlands’
20-22 February 2020

The Winter School combines hands-on practical workshops on a wide range of 3D applications, a symposium, and a roundtable discussion on the methodological issues of… Read more >>

CRASIS annual meeting and Masterclass [UPDATE!]
UPDATE! 20 & 21 February 2020.

A two-day event, set up as an informal meeting place for students at PhD or RMA level, postdocs and senior staff to promote the discussion and exchange of ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries.

DAWN – Digital Archaeology Workshops Netherlands
April 2020, specific date to be announced.

A day of free workshops! The sessions are aimed at beginner level and open to anyone with an interest in Digital Archaeology, including students, university staff and commercial archaeologists.

Workshop ‘Publishing for Early Career Researchers’
April 2020 (specific date to be announced).

A workshop on publishing and publication strategies for PhD students and (R)MA students.

Data management for Archaeologists (PhD workshop).

More information will be posted soon.



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 >>


ARCHON is looking for new members for the steering committee. The Steering Committee supports the Archon Office in developing its educational programme. It meets three times a year to discuss event proposals and other activities. 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 >>


ARCHON encourages PhD and RMA students to attend and speak at conferences abroad. Therefore we annually award a limited number of conference subsidies to RMA and PhD students for presenting a paper or poster at an international conference. Read more >>


In order to facilitate student mobility, ARCHON reimburses up to 40 euros per year (per student) for traveling to and from Groningen for attending educational activities. Travel is only reimbursed for students who send in an evaluation report in order to claim ECTs. Contact our secretary for more information.


RMA students can present a scientific poster at the Archon Day 2019: Professional Ethics and Community Archaeology. The two best posters are awarded with a conference subsidy!


In the Netherlands the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 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.


University of Groningen

PhD Geoarchaeology and 14C analysis of initial farming in NW Europe (1.0 FTE).  More information >>

PhD Palaeogenetics of initial animal husbandry in The Netherlands (1.0 FTE) More information >>

Closing date for both vacancies:  13 October 11.59 pm – so submit before 14 October!

University of Leicester

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and the Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, are seeking to appoint Post-doctoral Research Associate for a research team for the AHRC-funded project, Arch-I-Scan. More information. 

Closing date: 22 September 2019

Durham University

Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology (c. AD/CE 1500-1900). More information.

closing date: 20 December 2019

University of Oxford – Faculty of Oriental Studies

Closing date: Applicants should apply by 10 January 2020. 

University of Illinois, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The Archaeological Collections and Digital Data Management candidate will work with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) Curator in Midwestern Archaeology.  More information.

Closing date: 30 September 2019

Aarhus University

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the European Research Council, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in New cultural taxonomies for the European Final Palaeolithic (15,000-11,000 cal BP). More information

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).

Griffith University in Brisbane

PhD scholarship in the field of archaeology – Lithic Raw Material Foraging and Human Origins. The candidate will work with Dr Jayne Wilkins on her project “The environment and human origins in the Kalahari, South Africa”. More information.

Closing date: 13 September 2019, at midday (12 pm).

Durham University

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the History and Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Earthquakes. More information.

Closing date: 13 September 2019, at midday (12 pm).

Department of Anthropology, Washington State University

The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for two full-time, permanent tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology beginning August 16, 2020. More information.

Initial review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Brandeis University

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology, beginning July 1, 2020.  More information. 

Closing date: 1 October 2019

Leiden University

Post-doc position. Required experience: two to four years of postdoctoral research experience in prehistoric archaeology: Assistant Professor Archaeology of Early Farming Societies. More information.

Closing date: 14 September 2019

Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern (Munich)

PhD fellowship in any topic related to digitization. Must be carried out at a university in Bayern. More info. (in German)
Closing date: 30 September 2019

George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Environmental Archaeologist. More information.
Closing date: 1 October 2019

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

1) 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 information. 

Closing date: 30 November 2019

2) Research position in isotopic studies. More information.

Closing date: no closing date specified. 

Uppsala University

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

2) PhD position in Egyptology specialising in text and language. More information. 

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).