CRASIS Annual Meeting & Masterclass 15 & 16 February 2024

The Annual Meeting and Masterclass is an annual two-day event, designed to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas about the ancient world across traditional disciplinary boundaries among graduate students, postdocs, and established scholars. More information >>

SAMPL congres 1 March 2024 (in Dutch)

De vereniging SAMPL stelt zich tot doel om onderzoek van archeologische vondstmaterialen zoals aardewerk, metaal, steen en glas te stimuleren. Op 1 maart 2024 vindt het 9e SAMPL-congres plaats bij de RCE in Amersfoort. Het thema is dit jaar ‘Drank en Drinken’. Meer informatie >>

Save the NEW date – ARCHON Day 15 March 2024

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Audio Visual Methods in Collaborative Archaeology – 21-30 March 2024 – NIA Athens

Audio-visual applications are nowadays broadly used in heritage and museum studies, fostering communication between researchers and visitors as well as the promotion of heritage sites and museum collections. During this course, participants will collaboratively produce short multimedia works, such as clip-films or essay films, featuring alternative archaeological narratives about the many relationships between the people, archaeological materiality, and discourse. More information >>

25th Day of Roman Pottery 31 May 2024

The organisers of the annual Day of Roman Pottery invite students and scholars to contribute to the 25th Day of Roman Pottery The conference is primarily in Dutch, but contributions in English are also welcome. 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.



We are happy to announce that from 1 January onward Myrthe Sassen will be the new coordinator of ARCHON. Myrthe is a former RMA student from the University of Leiden, and will take over from Yannic Rabou who has chosen a new direction in her career. We want to thank Yannic for her commitment and enthusiasm over the past two years, and are looking forward to having Myrthe on board.


As of 13 December 2023, Dr Rien Polak (Radboud University Nijmegen) is the ARCHON representative in the Centraal College van Deskundigen (CCvD) of SIKB. In this position, he will advocate the interests of academic archaeological research within Dutch archaeological heritage management, in collaboration with Femke Tomas (Saxion University), who holds the seat for education.


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 (Myrthe Sassen).

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