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Alumni event

Leiden Archaeological Network & Career Event

Friday 30 November 2018
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

On November 30th, the Faculty of Archaeology is organising the Leiden Archaeological Network & Career Event (LANCE). The goal of this event is to bring our students and researchers into contact with our alumni and the archaeological work environment. This will happen by means of lectures, workshops, and an internship & job market with stands.

During the event, the university, agencies, municipalities and alumni can bring each other up to speed on their research, current job activities, the transition from training to work field, and possibilities to establish co-operations. At the same time, students get the opportunity to explore job opportunities in the archaeological work field, and internships in particular.


10.00-10.30 | Welcome with coffee and tea
10.30-11.00 | Don't leave the future of the past to politicians! By Sandra Beckerman
11.00-11.30 | Lecture by Karsten Lambers and Wouter Verschoof
11.30-12.00 | Lecture by Rachel Schats

12.00-12.30 | Choose your workshop:

  1. PhD and Postdoc track
  2. Working outside of Archaeology

12.30-13.00 | Lunch (bring your own)

13.00-13.30 | Choose your workshop:

  1. Working outside of Archaeology
  2. A toolset for applied Archaeology

13.30-14.00 | 'What do companies expect from a student?' By Mariette de Rooij
14.00-14.30 | Lecture Kirsten Leijnse

14.30-15.00 | Choose your workshop:

  1. PhD and Postdoc track

  2. A toolset for applied Archaeology

15.00-15.30 | 2 students about their thesis research
16.00-16.30 | Faculty tour for alumni
16.30-18.00 | drinks

From 13.00 to 16.00 the students may visit the internship market, exchange market, and career market at the first floor's landings.

Sandra Beckerman


Sandra Beckerman is a doctor in the Archaeology and a Member of Parliament for the SP. Recently, two of her motions have been accepted. The Minister, together with the archaeological commercial sector, is obliged to involve the wider public in archaeology, to adhere to the Treaty of Malta (Valetta). Moreover, the Minister needs to come up with a plan of action for the heritage and archaeology of the Second World War. In her lecture Beckerman will make the point that archaeologists need to get their voices heard in the political debate. For the future of our past is too important to leave it in the hands of politicians.

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