Publishing tips for early career researchers
6 June 2019

Though publishing your work is very appealing, it can seem a daunting process. Where to start? How to approach this? Do I publish part of my work now or all of it later? And what are the implications for me of open access publications instead of traditional publishing? Read more >>

Thinking and Planning the Future in Heritage Management
11 and 12 June 2019

Thinking and planning the future in heritage management, ICOMOS University Forum organized in collaboration with ICOMOS International and ICOMOS Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands, is open for Archon members on June 12 2019! (1 EC for attending and a critical reflection of the presentations) Read more >>

5e SAMPL congres: Smaakmakende vondsten (DUTCH)
21 June 2019 

Various speakers focus on archaeological cooking and the kitchen, research methods and intersections of various disciplines. Read more >>



This year’s ARCHON Day took place on Friday 26 October. Students and professional researchers from different institutions got together at the RCE in Amersfoort, to talk about archaeological practice and academic education. 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.


On 1 October 2018, Barbara Oosterwijk left 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 is 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 >>


Canterbury Christ Church University

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


Docent Archeologie / Specialist Erfgoed & Beleid en Publieksbereik. More info. 
Closing date: 25 June 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).


Thesis studentship in “Cultural heritage in the context of crisis and conflict”. More info.
Closing date not specified (posted 6 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


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).