Workshop ‘How to become a PhD candidate’
31 January 2020

Get hands-on information about different PhD-trajectories. Topics such as the different kinds of PhD-positions, how to apply for these and… Read more >>

Steentijddag (Dutch)
1 February 2020

The programme of De Steentijddag consists of lectures covering a range of aspects of Stone Age archaeology, from the Middle Paleolithic to the Late Neolithic. Read more >>

Synergy Conference 2020
6 February 2020

With this conference NWO-SSH aims to establish good connections between the different disciplines and researchers within the SSH domain and between science and society… Read more >>

SAMPL congres
7 February 2020

This SAMPL congres will focus on the life cycle of artifacts. The speakers are senior researchers and phd-students. Also the workshops will provide knowledge about different kinds of anorganic finds. Reade more >>

CRASIS annual meeting and Masterclass
13 & 14 February 2020.

A two-day event, set up as an informal meeting place for students at PhD or RMA level, postdocs and senior staff to promote the discussion and exchange of ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. Read more >>

Sharing Practices: Archaeological 3D Visualisation In The Netherlands’
20-22 February 2020

The Winter School combines hands-on practical workshops on a wide range of 3D applications, a symposium, and a roundtable discussion on the methodological issues of… Read more >>

Skills course ‘Pottery: From Drawing To Digital 3D Model’
28 Feb& 2 March 2020

A workshop on learning how to digitize pottery drawings using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and how to reconstruct vessels using Blender. Read more>>

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 >>

DAWN – Digital Archaeology Workshops Netherlands
3 April 2020

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.

ISOTOPIA: the potentials & limitations of isotope analyses in Archaeology
2&3 April 2020

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 >>

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

More information will be posted soon.

Workshop ‘Publishing for Early Career Researchers’
April 2020 (specific date to be announced).

A workshop on publishing and publication strategies for PhD students and (R)MA students.

Workshop ‘How to become a Post-doc’
28 or 29 May 2020 (final date will be posted soon)

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! More information will be posted soon.



IJk van Hattum will be leaving ARCHON to pursue a PhD in Gent. 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 thus needs a new coordinator per 1 May 2020. Details on the vacancy can be found here (only open to Dutch-speaking candidates).


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 >>


De Stichting Vrienden van het KNIR will award the Van Woudenberg Dissertation Prize for the fourth time on Saturday 18 April 2020. This biennial prize is named after Gerda van Woudenberg, translator and teacher of Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Rome La Sapienza. The new deadline is 31 january 2020. Read more >>


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


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>>

Durham University – Department of Archaeology

Fulltime, permanent position for an Assistant Professor in Zooarchaeology. More information >>

Vacancy closes:  28 february 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.

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Post-doc position in the field of Classical Archaeology. More information>>

Application deadline: 29 February 2020

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>>

Aberdeen University

QUADRAT DTP: Climate Change in the Medieval Northern World and its impact on Respiratory Health. More information >>

Application deadline: 22 January 2020

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Joint Tenure-Track position, Assistant Professor, Archaeology and Geography. More information >>

Deadline: apply before 31 January, 2020

University of Pittsburgh

One-year position (academic year 2020-21) as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Archaeology. More information >>

Deadline: 7 February 2020

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Research position in isotopic studies. More information.

Closing date: no closing date specified. 

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.


Call for Proposals: The H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology – Deadline: December 18, 2019, at 11:59 a.m. More information >>

Call for the Van Woudenberg Dissertation Prize. 


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).