EVENTS

Materiality Matters conference

The one-day conference Materiality Matters 2020: (new) archaeological approaches to human-thing relations is taking place online on 10 December 2020. Read more >>

CAA 2020

This year the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference will take place online on 3 & 4 December! Read more >>

Reuvensdagen 2020! (in Dutch)

Dit jaar zijn de Reuvensdagen gecomprimeerd tot één dag, de Reuvens-digi-dag op 19 november 2020. De Reuvensspreker 2020 is Arnold Carmiggelt (Archeologie Rotterdam). Omdat het congres online wordt gehouden is de Reuvensdag dit jaar gratis! Read more >>

ARCHON Day 2020!

The annual ARCHON Day will take place on 30 October 2020! Also this year students are invited to present their own research during the online poster session! The deadline to submit your poster is 25 October. Read more >>

GIS Seminar

On 6 November 2020 ARCHON organises an online open seminar, where students and researchers from the Netherlands and abroad will present and discuss on-going GIS projects. Read more >>

Publishing for early career researchers

This workshop on publishing and publication strategies is aimed at RMA and PhD students and attempts to address several issues that can occur when you want to publish your research. Only a few spots left! Read more >>

Continuous online courses

ARCHON has selected some skills courses that can be followed online at your own pace:

ARCHON members can obtain credits by submitting a report afterwards.

SCAPECON 2020 – ONLINE
22 Sept. 2020, 29 Sept. 2020 and 6 Oct. 2020

SCAPECON 2020: Breaking boundaries: negotiating change in the Aegean Bronze Age. This third installment of the no(e)scape-conference series returns to discuss relational archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age. Read More >>

Online QGIS Course

Good news! You can now take the ARCHON QGIS course online. You get 1 EC for taking the course and making a report as the assignment. Read more>>

Online ArcGIS Course

You can now take the ARCHON ArcGIS course online. You get 1 EC for taking the course and handing in a report. Read more>>

MEMBERS

NEW ARCHON STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Welcome to Karsten Lambers, who will join ARCHON as a steering committee member from October onwards. Karsten is Associate Professor and head of the Digital Archaeology research group and in charge of the MSc programme Digital Archaeology at Leiden University. We’re happy to have him on board!

GOODBYE WALTER LAAN

Walter Laan has decided to step down as a member of the Steering Committee. Besides his activities for the Steering Committee he also taught many GIS-courses at ARCHON. We would like to thank Walter for his long commitment to ARCHON and wish him good luck with his further activities!

NEW ARCHON BOARD MEMBER

The representative for Leiden University in the ARCHON Board, Prof. dr. David Fontijn, stepped down as a board member. We would like to thank him for his commitment to ARCHON. He will be succeeded by Jan Kolen, Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology and Professor of the History and Heritage of European Cultural Landscapes. Welcome!

LOOKING BACK AT THE ARCHON WINTER SCHOOL 2020

On 20-22 February 2020, the Archon Winter School Sharing Practices: Archaeological 3D Visualisation in the Netherlands was hosted by the RCE in Amersfoort and University of Amsterdam. This three-day event consisted of workshops, lectures by national and international researchers and practitioners, showcases of projects and equipment, opportunities for socializing and networking, and a roundtable discussion on the future of 3D visualisation practices in archaeology. You can find a summary of the event here >>>

NEW ARCHON COORDINATOR

ARCHON has a new a new coordinator! Eline Verburg started 1 May 2020, replacing IJk, who started her PhD research in Ghent. Due to the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus it might take some time before you can meet Eline in person. However, she will be available to answer your questions and to meet you online. To contact Eline you can send an email to secretary@archonline.nl.

NEW ARCHON BOARD MEMBER

The RCE representative in the ARCHON Board, dr. Roel Lauwerier, is retiring and has stepped down as board member. Our special thanks go to him for his long commitment to ARCHON and for representing the RCE. He will be succeeded by dr. Hans Huisman, senior researcher at the RCE and professor by special appointment in Groningen, specialised in geoarchaeology and archaeometry. We are looking forward to having him on the board!

ARCHON NEWSLETTER AND MAILINGS

Do you want to stay up to date on ARCHON supported events, funding opportunities and calls for poster/papers/abstracts? Both ARCHON members and non-members can subscribe to out mailinglist. Her you can find the sign up form to the ARCHON mailing list. 

MEMBERSHIP

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 >>

EVENT FUNDING

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 >>

CONFERENCE SUBSIDY

ARCHON encourages PhD and RMA students to attend and speak at conferences abroad. Therefore we annually award a limited number of conference subsidies to RMA and PhD students for presenting a paper or poster at an international conference. Read more >>

TRAVEL TO AND FROM GRONINGEN

In order to facilitate student mobility, ARCHON reimburses up to 40 euros per year (per student) for traveling to and from Groningen for attending educational activities. Travel is only reimbursed for students who send in an evaluation report in order to claim ECTs. Contact our secretary for more information.

PUBLISH YOUR RESEARCH

ARCHON wants to motivate PhD and RMA students to publish their research! To help you get started, we organize a workshop Publishing for Early Career Researchers, and we have listed a number of online journals that are are open to, or especially meant for, buplishing research from Graduate and PhD students. Read more>>

STEERING COMMITTEE

ARCHON is looking for new members for the steering committee. The Steering Committee supports the Archon Office in developing its educational programme. It meets three times a year to discuss event proposals and other activities. Read more >>

ARCHON AND THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

In the Netherlands the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) read more >>

JOBS

University of Glasgow

Archaeology at Glasgow is inviting applications for a PhD Proposal Competition and Workshop. The research projects cover periods from the Mesolithic to the Modern era and extend from the North Atlantic to Iraq, with regional foci in the prehistory of Scotland and Ireland, Early and Later Medieval Scotland including the Viking world, the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. More information >>

Zenobia Grant

The Zenobia Grant is a grant with a maximum of 1000 euros intended to support the study of east-west relations in the Mediterranean and to make the results of this research visible to a wide audience. More information >>

Deadline 25 October 2020

OIKIOS

4 PostDoc positions in the Anchoring Innovation project. More information >>

Deadline 31 October 2020

Dartmouth College: Hanover, New Hampshire

Environmental Archaeologist (Post-doc to Assistant Professor). More information >>

Deadline 9 November 2020

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

Submit your PhD-thesis related to Dutch archaeology to win the W.A. van Es-prijs 2020! More information >>

University of Bergen

Full-time postdoctoral position (24 months) in Zooarchaeology at the University of Bergen. Part of the interdisciplinary research project ‘The impact of food culture in Medieval Towns’.  More information >>

More PhD & Postdoc positions:

Check out Erik Rossenberg’s blog postgraduate opportunities in Archaeology for an up-to-date list of PhD and postdoc positions in archaeology.

John’s Hopkins University has set up a continuously updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for postdoctoral investigators. The opportunities are pre-sorted chronologically and alphabetically, and can be searched by funding amount and subject matter.

Arches project (open source software platform) job opportunities.

Fund┋it collects and presents on a single website all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities in France.

CALLS FOR PAPERS:
Matteriality Matters conference 2020 – 10 December 2020

Human-thing relations have become an increasingly debated topic in materiality and material culture studies. The approaches to these relations have also been extensively debated. In our conference Materiality Matters 2020, we will add our contributions to this ongoing debate.

Some approaches that will be considered are authenticity, phenomenology, gender-roles and agency. Do these concepts sound familiar to you or in any way spark your attention? Then, we very much encourage you to be a part of Materiality Matters 2020. All contributions related to materiality and material culture discussions in archaeology are welcome. Of course, there will be some interesting guest speakers and topics, which are to be announced.

If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please send us a title, brief description (ca 200 words), your name and university to materialitymatters2020@gmail.com (deadline Friday 13 November).

Deadline 13 November 2020

25th Limes Congress

Call for papers on dress and adornment in frontier communities. The congress will take place from 22-28 August 2021. More information >>

Deadline 1 November 2020

ABOUT ARCHON

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 (Eline Verburg).

If you want to stay updated on upcoming ARCHON events, calls for proposals and academic job opportunities, you can sign up to our mailinglist.