24 April 2019

At DUSANE, the Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East, people from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, Islamic Studies and other relevant disciplines can share their research and exchange perspectives and experiences. Read more >>

Mortuary Archaeology workshop: Challenging the Dead
2 – 3 May 2019

Mortuary archaeology poses a lot of challenges to archaeologists. These problems are shared between archaeologists regardless of periods and regions of interest. This workshop focuses on bringing those problems forward… Read more>>

ArcGIS skill course
21 – 22 May 2019

Students looking for insight into the application of Geographical Information Systems with archaeological fieldwork and analysis as well as students and archaeologist who wish to broaden their knowledge of ArcGIS are encouraged to register. Read More >>

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

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 on the UvA website >> 



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 Calgary

The SDS project (Stone Tools, Diet, and Society) is hiring a new Post-Doctoral student to work on Experimental and Archaeological Approaches to Lithic residue at the University of Calgary.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

The Max Planck Institute

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is currently offering a 2-year funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Zooarchaeology.

Application deadline: 24 May, 2019

University of Bologna

Two fully funded PhD positions for three years: 1) One on the undeciphered Aegean writing system of the 2nd millennium BC and one on Computational Linguistics: Deep learning and machine-based technologies applied to the undeciphered Aegean scripts of the second millennium B.C.

Deadline: 15 May 2019, 1pm. Carefully read the call for proposals

Check out the 18 PhD positions and 9 research associate position for the new Cluster Roots.

Deadline for all positions: 6 May 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 7 Post-doctoral research fellowship and up to five 3-year funded PhD positions. You can find more info on all positions here.

Closing date post-doc fellowships: 24 May 2019.

Closing date PhD fellowships: 31 May 2019.

University of Bergen

The Department of Cultural History at the University Museum, University of Bergen announces a full-time PhD Research Fellowship in Medieval Archaeology (AD 1000-1550).

Closing date: 8 May 2019

Queens University Belfast

PhD trajectory – Society and the Dead: Geospatial and Statistical analysis of complex cemeteries in early medieval Ireland. Eu- students may be eligible for studentship covering fees-only. 

Closing Date: 26 April 2019

View our JOBS page for more vacancies.


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).