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Conferences and Workshops (ARCHON) Year 1


Admission requirements

  • Admission to the Research Master Archaeology programme;

  • Registration with ARCHON (Research School of Archaeology), see the ARCHON website.


Workshops and conferences are an important aspect of the academic discourse, and enables scientists to share new findings. The research master programme is intended as a first step towards an academic career, and therefore students are included in the programme, both in year 1 and year 2.

You can choose conferences and workshops offered by ARCHON, the Dutch Research School of Archaeology, which are free of charge. Alternatively you can decide upon alternatives together with your supervisor (that may require attending fees).

ARCHON initiates, organises and supports a programme of educational activities in close collaboration with its participating institutions (University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Leiden University, and the State Service for Cultural Heritage).
The programme includes conferences, lecture series, thematic workshops, multi-and interdisciplinary courses and skill courses for RMA-students, PhD-researchers and staff members of the participating institutions.
The intent is to create a platform for inspiring academic debate on current archaeological research.

Course set-up

This course is filled in individually and should contribute to your academic skills and professional network. We advise you to discuss with your supervisors which conference of workshop you will attend.

Course objectives

  • Knowledge of and insight in approaches in current issues and methodologies in archaeology, as presented in workshops or conferences;

  • Ability to formulate well-structured questions and arguments in oral discussions during the conference;

  • Ability to interact and network with (international) scholars;

  • Critical assessment of current research with respect to context, applicability and background;

  • Critical assessment of how the conference themes and specific papers relate to your own research interest;

  • Ability to formulate well-structured arguments in a reflective evaluation report/conference review.


Not applicable.

Mode of instruction

Active participation in:

  • Workshops;

  • Conferences.

Assessment method

  • Reflection reports or certificates of 5 ec in total, to be uploaded in Brightspace.

When you have uploaded proof of 5 ec of workshops or conferences you have to notify the coordinator, who will have your ec registered in usis.

You will receive a pass, not a grade.

Assessment deadline

23 August 2023.

Reading list

Not applicable.


Enrolment through MyStudymap is mandatory.

General information about registration can be found on the Course and Exam Enrolment page.


For more information about this course, please contact dr. J.A. (Joanne) Mol.


  • Compulsory attendance;

  • The administration of this course is not handled by Archon: they will only send you your certificate, which you need to upload in Brightspace to receive the ec.