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>>

CRASIS annual meeting and Masterclass

The CRASIS annual meeting & masterclass will unfortunately not take place on 13&14 February. It will be postponed to a yet unknown date.

Global Geoarchaeology: theory and practice
4-5-6- March 2020 (Wednesday-Friday)

This three-day course is thaught by Prof. Dr. Ian Simpson (Stirling University, UK), Dr. Sjoerd Kluiving (VU University Amsterdam) and consists of Global Geoarchaeology: Concepts and case studies (day 1), Geoarchaeology field visit: Wekerom and Amstelveen (day 2) and The Geoarchaeology Toolbox: Methods and practice (day 3). Read more >>

GIS days
11- 13 March 2020

The GIS days is an annual seminar on GIS applications in archaeology organised by Archon in collaboration with CLUE+ and ACASA. Read more >>


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 >>

DAWN – Digital Archaeology Workshops Netherlands

A day of free workshops! The sessions are aimed at beginner level and open to anyone with an interest in Digital Archaeology, including students, university staff and commercial archaeologists. Read more >>

ISOTOPIA: the potentials & limitations of isotope analyses in Archaeology

As two-day event about the current ‘state of the art’ of isotope analyses and their application to the study of the past. Read more >>

Let’s Talk about Gender, Baby: rethinking Gender archaeology and new approaches

During this event we’ll be discussing known and new theoretical approaches in Gender archaeology, such as post-colonialism, queer theory, and critic of the hegemonic masculinity. Read more >>

The Impact of Rome in the East – Examining Change & Continuity through the Lens of the Dead

Between Hellenization, Romanization and the impact of colonization, how did the different regions of the Greek East experience the Roman world? The series of lectures presented at this workshop aim to shed light on the recent research from the region and to … Read more>>


The aim of DUSANE is to bring together different researchers who work on different regions and specializations within Near Eastern Archaeology. Therefore, during this symposium Professors, students and PhD’s can present their latest research related to the ancient Near East. Read more >>

 Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World (CIAW)- Plenary Meeting
1 May 2020

The theme of the second meeting of the CIAW research group is ‘Networking the Ancient World’. The day will be divided into a practical session in the morning led by Lieve Donnellan (Aarhus University), and an afternoon session with keynote speaker Anna Collar (Southampton University), followed by pitches and a general discussion. Read more >>

Data management for Archaeologists (PhD workshop).
7-8 May 2020

During this course,  you will learn the principles of database design, management, and analysis for archaeological data sets. Read more >>

Workshop ‘How to get a Postdoc’
28  May 2020

Following up on the How to become a PhD workshop, we will also give a workshop especially for PhD students to guide them in the process of obtaining a postdoc position! Read more >>



IJk van Hattum will be leaving ARCHON to pursue a PhD in Ghent. We are sad to see her go, but wish her every success in her new job, and want to thank her for all her hard work over the last one-and-a-half year. You will still have the chance to say goodbye to her on the various events that are organized over the next two months. ARCHON is currenlty in the process of hiring a new coordinator, who will start per 1 May 2020. It is no longer possible to apply for the position.


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. 


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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.


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>>


On November 21, we organized a session at the Reuvensdagen in Apeldoorn. This session intended to explore the tensions between education in the ‘ivory tower’ of academia and the requirements of the archaeological job market in the Netherlands for junior researchers, and to see how they can be better connected. You can now read our recap of the discussion >>


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


Stanford University

The Stanford Archaeology Center announces a postdoctoral position in archaeology. The field of expertise is open, with preference given to topics complementary to existing faculty interests. More information>>

Application deadline:  31 March 2020

University of York

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position on Organic Residue Analysis. A fixed-term full-time postdoctoral appointment for 36 months is available to work with the Encounter project. Read more>>

Closing date: 22 March 2020

Internship at Archeologie Online (Dutch required)

Archeologie Online is the website of Archeologie Magazine, the largest Dutch public magazine on archeology. The online editorial office is looking for an enthusiastic intern. More information >>

Harvard University

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in the Archaeology of Inequality, with a preference for students working on Environmental or Forensic / Bioarchaeology. More information>>

UPDATE: The application deadline has been delayed to Sunday March 22, 2020.

Washington University in St Louis

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Geoarchaeology/Environmental Archaeology of the Early Anthropocene. More information >>

Review of applications will commence on February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Hong Kong

Short-term research internships (2-12 months) and full graduate scholarships (research master’s and Ph.D.) in the department of Earth Sciences. Read more>>

University of Algarve

ICArEHB is now inviting potential candidates for 4 Fellowships in the PhD program in Archaeology of Universidade do Algarve … Read more>>

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.



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).