Data Management for Archaeologists 1 December 2023

The University of Leiden again organizes a workshop ‘Data Management for Archaeologists’ in collaboration with ARCHON. This workshop will provide the participants with a comprehensive knowledge of current data management practices. More information >>

Romeinensymposium 15 December 2023

The Annual Conference on the Roman archaeology of the Netherlands and adjacent areas aims to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge between professionals working in universities, archaeological companies, heritage institutions, and government. More information >>

(Un)Common Grounds symposium 20 December 2023

The graduate students of the UvA-RMA course Matter Materiality and Material Culture, are organizing a conference on what they have learned the past couple of months. (Un)Common Grounds is a symposium that delves into the intersection of materiality, everyday objects, and interdisciplinary exploration. More information >>

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.



In order to facilitate student mobility, ARCHON reimburses up to 60 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.


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 >>


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 >>


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, publishing research from Graduate and PhD students. Read more>>



The Early Career Archaeologist community created an extensive recourse including vacancies, upcoming conferences, data archives and more! More information >>


Are you interested in governance and science? Check out Platform JOng, a new online platform for young researchers. You can contact them if you want to write a contribution for their platform and share your knowledge!


This index offers an extensive list of upcoming conferences about archaeology. 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.


ARCHON is the interuniversity research school of archeology in the Netherlands. It is a research network that brings together junior and senior researchers and promotes excellent research within the field of 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 University of Utrecht (UU)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)
  • the Agency for Cultural Heritage (RCE) in Amersfoort
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences

ARCHON’s mission is to consolidate and expand the position of academic archaeology within Dutch academia and society. This is achieved by means of five strategic aims: 

  1. to teach and train early career researchers (Research Masters and PhD students) from the participating universities;
  2. to promote collaboration and strengthen the cohesion within the community of academic archaeologists in the Netherlands;
  3. to strengthen the academic and societal position of archaeology;
  4. to strengthen the societal position of academic archaeology within the setting of the Dutch commercial archaeology;
  5. to strengthen the international position of Dutch academic archaeology, maintain and expand relations with the international scholarly field, and highlight the breadth and diversity of archaeological research in the Netherlands;

The Archon bureau is based at the Faculty of Humanities at the VU University Amsterdam. Contact can be made through email (Yannic Rabou).

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