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 State Service for Cultural Heritage (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.