14 December 2018

The Annual Conference on the Roman archaeology of the Netherlands and adjacent areas aims to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge read more >>

8-9 and 14 November 2018
GIS days at UvA and VU

N.B. UPDATED PROGRAMME! ARCHON organises a GIS course at University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 8-9 and 14 November for RMA and PhD students in archaeology. read more >>

30-31 October 2018
Collaborative Filmmaking in Archaeology

Documentaries are gradually becoming an integral part of research programs in archaeological and heritage studies throughout the world.  read more >>

26 October 2018
Archon day

On Friday the 26th of October 2018 the Annual ARCHON day will take place at the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed in Amersfoort. This year the ARCHON day has a new set-up. read more >>



On 1 October 2018, Barbara Oosterwijk will leave ARCHON to take up a position as a PhD student in Durham (UK). The board of ARCHON wants to thank Barbara wholeheartedly for all her work and commitment to ARCHON over the past 6 years, and wishes her every success with her research project.

Barbara’s role as coordinator will be continued by IJk van Hattum. Correspondence to ARCHON can be directed as usual to


More changes for ARCHON: prof. Harry Fokkens of Leiden University will retire as ARCHON Board member after having been involved with it for more than 30 years. An interview with Harry (in Dutch) on ARCHON’s history, role and successes is published here. The ARCHON Board wishes to thank Harry for his long commitment to ARCHON and his dedication to stand for the interests of academic archaeology in the Netherlands.


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 >>


University of Algarve

Two post-doctoral research positions:
Position in Geoarchaology for Millde and upper Paleolithic in Portugal.
Deadline: January 9, 2019
Position in Geoarchaeology for investigating Archaeological fire residues.
Deadline: January 14, 2019
One funded PhD-studentship in geoarchaeoly to investigate pyrotechnology and site formation processes.
Deadline: December 31, 2018

University of Tromsø

Fully funded PhD position in Arctic Archaeology.
Deadline: 1 February 2019

University of Innsbruck

6-year postdoc position in Digital Archaeology. N.B. This is a position advertised in German!
Deadline: starting date 1 March 2019, application deadline not given

University of Glasgow

PhD-studentship on the use of Artificial Intelligence in landscape archaeological survey (note: funding restrictions apply for non-UK applicants).
Deadline: 14 December 2018

University of Durham

2 fully funded PhD-studentships: Geoarchaeology of Lindisfarne and Fuel Use in Early Urban Societies.
Deadline: 18 January 2019; see guidelines for application

University of Oxford

Funded doctorate on Roman coinage at the University of Oxford.
Deadline: 11 January 2019


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 (IJk van Hattum). Contact can be made through email.