Reuvensdagen 2019
21 -23 November

Archon will host a Reuvensdagen-session about the synthesis of academic and commercial archaeology, building further on the discussion of Archon Day 2018. Read more >>

Workshop Photographing Archaeological Artifacts & Objects
4 and 5 December 2019

A course to introduce students to the basic principles of photography and enable them to take good photos of archaeological objects in excavations or … Read more >>

Historical questions – zooarchaeological answers
12 December 2019

This workshop will examine how nuanced historical perspectives can assist zooarchaeological interpretations and visa versa. Read more >>

 The Roman symposium 2019
13 December 2019

The Roman symposium is an annual recurring lecture and discussion day on current developments in the field of Roman archaeology in the Netherlands and the surrounding area. Read more >>

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 >>

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.

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 >>

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). More information will follow soon.

GIS days 2019
March 2019 (specific date to be announced).

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

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.

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.

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

More information will be posted soon.



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.


RMA students can present a scientific poster at the Archon Day 2019: Professional Ethics and Community Archaeology. The two best posters are awarded with a conference subsidy!


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


Prof. David Fontijn of Leiden University will join the ARCHON Board in 2019. We welcome him to the board, and are looking forward to collaborating with him.


Darwin College

Darwin College invites applications for election to a stipendiary Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship in Ancient History starting from 1 October 2020. Applications should be made by 10 November 2019 More information.

Durham University

Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology (c. AD/CE 1500-1900). More information.

closing date: 20 December 2019

University of Oxford – Faculty of Oriental Studies

Closing date: Applicants should apply by 10 January 2020. 

Department of Anthropology, Washington State University

The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for two full-time, permanent tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Anthropological Archaeology beginning August 16, 2020. More information.

Initial review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

1) Up to five 3-year funded PhD positions at the Department of Archaeology.
The following fields are eligible: biomolecular archaeology, palaeoproteomics, ZooMS, anthropogenic extinctions, environmental change, archaeobotany, Palaeolithic archaeology, and geoarchaeology. More information. 

Closing date: 30 November 2019

2) 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.


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).