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 >>


University of Reading

Geography and Environmental Science, SAGES and Chemistry
EPSRC fully funded PhD Studentship “Development of new analytical techniques for fingerprinting organic compounds in Archaeological, Chemical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences”

Closing date: 7 June 2019

University of Kent

A fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship between the University of Kent and the British Museum, entitled ‘Exploring economy, society and culture through glass bangles: origins, circulation and cultural impact in the Western Indian Ocean’.

Closing date: 7 June 2019

Ghent University, Belgium

Two four-year PhD positions in Classics and/or Ancient History are available within Prof. Lieve Van Hoof’s project “Lobbying in Late Antiquity”.

Applications should be submitted before 10 June 2019.

University of Lille

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Late Antiquity – PROSOPOGRAPHY and EPIGRAPHY (DANUBIUS project), 10 months.

Deadline: 1 June 2019

Max Planck Institute

The new Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History up to five 3-year funded PhD positions. You can find more info on all positions here.

Closing date PhD fellowships: 31 May 2019.

Aarhus University

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year assistant professorship in Palaeolithic Archaeology. Read more here.

Closing date: 12 June 2019

University of Bradford

The North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities, led by the University of Hull, invites high-quality proposals from applicants for a PhD studentship tenable for three years from 1 October 2019 at the University of Bradford School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences. Read more here

Closing date: 3 June 2019

University of Glasgow

PhD studentship in the interdisciplinary project The Archaeological, Landscape and Historical Context of the Galloway Hoard, which examines the social, political and economic environment and context of Galloway during the Viking Age (c.800-1100).

Closing date: 7 June 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).