SOJA 15th edition – ONLINE! (Symposium Onderzoek Jonge Archeologen)
18 September 2020.

SOJA is a conference, where (Research-)Masterstudents, PhD’s and recent graduates are able to present their own archaeological research. The symposium also presents a great chance to expand your network among your peers. Read more>>

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 >>

Data management for Archaeologists (PhD workshop).
8 May 2020 – ONLINE! + online database tutorial

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

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

After all the cancellations of events due to the coronavirus, we are pleased to announce that the CIAW Annual Meeting on 1 May will not be cancelled, but has decided to move online! 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>>

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 >>

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. 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 >>

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 >>



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!


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!


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 >>>


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


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!


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 >>


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>>


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 >>


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 >>


Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Looking for dissertation projects in the fields of Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology (Pleistocene Archaeology), Near Eastern Archaeology, Latin Studies and Medieval German Studies. More information >>

Deadline 31 July 2020

The Alexandria Archive Institute

Two Postdoctoral Researcher positions in the Data Literacy Program. More information >>

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

PhD Position in Big Data Archaeology (GIA) (1.0 FTE). More information >>

Deadline 30 July 2020

Aarhus University

Two-year Postdoctoral position: Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation of past anthropogenic landscapes. More information >>

Deadline 3 August 2020

Universiteit Leiden

Student-Assistant Data-Management at the department of Archaeological Sciences of the Faculty of Archaeology. More information >>

Deadline 23 August 2020

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Archaeologist at the level of Associate Lecturer, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. More information >>

Deadline 20 August 2020

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

Internship Egyptian Department. More information >>

Deadline 1 September 2020

The Arctic University of Norway

PhD Fellow in Sámi Archaeology. More information >>

Deadline 30 September 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.



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.