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Leiden Archaeological Career Event

Monday 26 March 2018
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

What are your career chances and possibilities? And what are the best ways to prepare for the job market? 

This year we organise LACE, not only with workshops and alumni, but also with an information market where you can talk to temp-agencies within archaeology or companies!

Talk with alumni, follow workshops, and learn how to improve your CV and your LinkedIn profile!


14.15 hours in F104: Introduction vice-dean Jan Kolen and trainee Max Eleveld

14.45-15.10 hours: workshops
F102: pitch yourself (Career Services Leiden University)
F104: PhD/Postdoc track (Evelien Deelen and Wouter Verschoof)

15.15-15.40 hours: workshops
F102: ken je eigen talent (Career Services UL)
F104: working in an international field (Elisabeth de Campenhout), working outside archaeology (Leon de Rouw)

15.45-16.15 hours: workshops
F102: eigen bedrijf (Jasper van Kouwen)
F104: working in archaeology (Peter Stokkel), working in heritage (Eline Amsing)


Peter Stokkel

Archaeological project director

Peter Stokkel

Peter Stokkel is temporary head of the excavation and research team and archeological project director of the archaeological department of the municipality of the Hague.

In 2003 he received his master's degree in archaeology from Leiden University. He immediately started working via Vriens Archeo Flex, an employment agency, at commercial archaeological companies like ARCbv and ACVUhbs. In 2005 he was employed by ARC bv as a field archaeologist but within the first year he led his own excavations. In this time he excavated and reported archaeological remains all over the Netherlands and in every Holocene archaeological period.

In 2009 he became an archaeological project director of the municipality of the Hague. Although he remained responsible for some of the actual excavations, he was also involved in archaeological policy and the numerous events to inform the people of the Hague of the archaeological wealth the city has. In 2017 he became temporary head of the excavation and research team of the archaeological department

Wouter Verschoof

PhD researcher in Digital Archaeology

Wouter Verschoof

Wouter B. Verschoof-van der Vaart graduated in Archaeology (BA, Leiden, 2008; MA, Leiden, 2011) with a specialisation in Prehistory of North-Western Europe, Field Archaeology and Material Culture and Artefact Studies.

During and after his studies, he worked in Dutch commercial archaeology as a Field Archaeologist and Geophysicist. Six years later he has returned to academia as a PhD researcher in Digital Archaeology in the Data Science Research Programme at the Faculty of Archaeology and the Leiden Centre of Data Science.

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