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 >>

7 december 2020

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.

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
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.

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.

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.



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. Read more >>


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


University of Liverpool

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – School of Histories, Languages and Cultures.

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher (PDRA) as part of Dr Ruth Nugent’s UKRI Future Leader’s Fellowship ‘Digital Library of British Historic Mortuary Science and Investigation’. More information >>

Vacancy closes January 3rd 2020.

Aberdeen University

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

Application deadline: 22 January 2020

Leiden University

Laboratory Assistant in Archaeobotany at Leiden University. More information >>

This vacancy closes 18 December 2018.

UCL Institute of Archaeology

Research Fellow Archaeological and Stable Isotope Data Analysis. More information >>

Application deadline: 17th December 2019

Archeologie Rotterdam – BOOR (Dutch required)

Assistent depotbeheerder/Medewerker archeologie. Meer informatie >>

Deadline: 15 December 2019

University of Oslo

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. More information>>

Deadline: 15 January 2020

RAAP (Dutch required)

RAAP is op zoek naar projectleiders gravend onderzoek voor de regio West-Nederland (standplaats Leiden) en Zuid-Nederland (standplaats Weert) en naar projectleiders prospectief onderzoek voor de regio West-Nederland. Meer informatie >>

Stuur je sollicitatiebrief voor 16 december 2019 op!

 Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research

In preparation for the application of an ERC-Synergy Grant, the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research in Wilhelmshaven (NIhK) is searching for a scientific assistant. More information >>

Deadline: 15 December 2019

Memorial University of Newfoundland

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

Deadline: apply before 31 January, 2020


Promovendus voor de tijdelijke functie van junior beleidsmedewerker NWO SGW. More information >>

Deadline: 15 december 2019

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

University of York – Department of Archaeology

A postdoctoral research associate to work for up to 56 months on the ERC funded project “COMMIOS: Communities and Connectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours”. More information>>

Deadline: 14 December 2019

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. 

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).