7-8 June 2018
New Zooarchaeology

As a species, our position within–and impacts on–the Anthropocene compels us to adopt a more nuanced understanding of human/nonhuman relationships. read more >>

16-18 May 2018

In this course a toolbox is presented to study geoarchaeological research problems and which methods are used from Northwest European and North Atlantic case study areas. read more >>

8-9 May 2018
Skill course Indesign

Starting with the absolute basics, this course assumes you have no prior knowledge on InDesign. 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 >>


Newcastle University

Funded PhD Opportunity in Archaeology at Newcastle University.
Deadline: 6th of July 2018

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Multiple open positions at the new Department of Archaeology.

Arctic Centre Groningen

PhD vacancy Arctic Material Culture Studies.
Deadline: 13th of May 2018



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 (RCE).

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 intent 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 secretariat of Archon is based at the Faculty of Humanities at the VU University Amsterdam (Barbara Oosterwijk). Contact can be made through email