We are continuously looking for students or recent graduates who would like to contribute to INTER-SECTION Details about the application process can be found on the Call for Paperspage.
The deadline for proposals for Volume IV has been postponed! So have a look at our Contribute page for the requirements and send in your proposal by November 10!
Volume III is Now Available
We are proud to announce that the 3rd Volume of INTER-SECTION is now available. You can access the journal by clicking here.
Assistance offered for creating high quality images and tables
With our third volume now ready for the lay-out and editing process, we concluded that our author's may be in need of some support in exporting high quality tables and images. Therefore we have created some "how-to's" that will assist you in not losing quality after working hard on maps and data. These can be downloaded here.
INTER-SECTION Innovative Approaches by Junior Archaeological Researchers
INTER-SECTION is a journal that provides a platform for research carried out by students of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. This initiative is the result of an interactive discussion raised during the two-day symposium ‘Archaeology in Transition’, celebrating the opening of the 'van Steenis Building' in September 2014. The group of internationally renowned speakers was interested to find out the reasons why only very little students publish the research they perform during their studies, while there is increasingly more expected from recently graduated students. In discussing the potential reasons for this, students proclaimed insecurity on the relevance of their work for the broader archaeological field, as well as mere inexperience and unfamiliarity with the process of publication to be the source of their hesitance. The potential for a low-profile platform, aimed at the promotion and stimulation of the publication of undergraduate and graduate student research, became apparent. Whilst most students produce over 100,000 words during the first years of their academic career, the majority of this work is only read by a handful of people. Acknowledging the fact that these studies have huge potential by providing 'fresh' contributions to the field of archaeology, a group of 4 (former) Leiden students took the initiative to create a platform for publishing such work. The result of this initiative is INTER-SECTION, an accessible and stimulating platform aimed to bridge the gap between schooling and research by promoting and facilitating the publication of innovative studies conducted by archaeologists at the brink of their scientific career.