26 October 2018 – Archon day

Archon day

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Amersfoort

1 EC – for attendance and evaluation report

On Friday the 26th of October 2018 the Annual ARCHON day will take place at the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed in Amersfoort. This year the ARCHON day has a new set-up.

We will start off with a lunch and the ARCHON poster competition, where RMA and PhD students compete for the best posters. ARCHON members will have the opportunity to present a poster in the big hall of the RCE. Participants of the ARCHON day can fill out an evaluation form to grade the posters. The two best posters can win an Archon Conference Subsidy. The results will be announced during the award ceremony and drinks! The deadline for submitting a poster is Wednesday the 17th of October. You can find the formats for the poster here and here. Note, you do not need to submit a poster to receive the 1 EC.

The afternoon sessions will introduce a new component of the ARCHON day, two parallel workshop sessions of approximately 45 minutes:

1. Academics in a development-led archaeological world
This session will deal with questions such as:
How can you and your research profit from a healthy relationship between academic and non-academic archaeologist? What problems do you experience as a result of the lack of contact between the two ‘worlds’ in your research? How can academic archaeologists and non-academic archaeologists learn from each other and profit from each other’s work? Why should academics and non-academics communicate and/or collaborate more with each other? How can we achieve this apart from what is already undertaken?

2. Publication strategies
ARCHON has provided its members with a list of journals (an A and B list), but this is only part of the strategy. How do you write a convincing cover letter? Which reviewers to choose when you need to suggest some? Is it better to aim high, with the risk of rejection and a long time between submission and publication?

The workshops are followed by a panel discussion about societal impact and best practices. We will end the day with drinks and an award ceremony in which the winners of the poster presentation competition will be announced.

You can register for the Annual ARCHON day by sending an email to secretary@archonline.nl
We look forward to seeing you in Amersfoort in October!

Location: Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed. Smallepad 5, 3811 MG Amersfoort


12:00 – 13:00 : Lunch and poster session

13:00 – 13:30 : Welcome and introduction to ARCHON

13:30 – 15:00 : Workshop session

15:00 – 16:00 : Plenary feedback and panel discussion

16:00 – 17:00 : Poster award ceremony and drinks reception

The Archon Steering Comittee
Dr. Philip Verhagen (VU, associate professor & scientific director of Archon)
Dr. Jill Hillditch (UvA, associate professor)
Walter Laan MA (Archol, GIS specialist)
Prof. Jan Paul Crielaard (VU, professor in Mediterranean Pre- and Protohistory)
Inge van der Jagt MA (RCE, specialist in archaeozoology)
Anna Meens MA (UvA, PhD student)
Francis Koolstra (RUG, RMA student)
Karen de Vries MA (RUG, PhD student)