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| Fenno F.J.M. Noij | EDITORIAL STATEMENT 3-YEARS LATER… A REASSESSMENT OF THE NEED FOR SOMETHING “IN-BETWEEN” Shumon T. Hussain¹ , Yannick Boswinkel² , Mette B. Langbroek³, Robin Nieuwenkamp , Dean Peeters , Roosmarie J.C. Vlaskamp , Femke H. Reidsma Welcome to the 2017 issue of INTER-SECTION: Innovative approaches by Junior Archaeological at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology from the BA to the MA level. E-mail: editorialboard@inter-section.nl ¹leidenuniv.academia.edu/ShumonTHussain ² leidenuniv.academia.edu/YannickBoswinkel ³ leidenuniv.academia.edu/MetteLangbroek leidenuniv.academia.edu/RobinNieuwenkamp uni-koln.academia.edu/DeanPeeters leidenuniv.academia.edu/RoosmarieVlaskamp leidenuniv.academia.edu/FemkeReidsma Since the inception of INTER-SECTION as a peer-reviewed open-access publishing platform in 2015, the journal’s primary aims have not changed substantially. Yet, what has become quite apparent during these past years is that there is more need than ever for a journal “in-between” – to bridge some of the divisions between teaching (training vs education) and research (key role of fast-and-frugal publication) that have been created by the ongoing transformation of European university systems. Whilst we adhere to INTER-SECTION’s core agenda (Peeters et al. 2015, 4-5), these developments both motivate and necessitate reconsidering the colouring and meaning of the label “INTER-SECTION”. After all, the journal has demonstrated not only to be an instrument for presenting the “wide range of archaeological discourses being studied and taught at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology” ( idem , 5), it can in fact be argued now that INTER-SECTION has also proven to facilitate a platform where students and staff can meet and collaborate, where education and research productively culminate, and where the curiosity and ambition of young researchers is fuelled by the experience and advice of experienced professionals. In a nutshell, we suggest that INTER-SECTION can now also be regarded as an important intra-faculty glue holding together what is, grosso modo, drifting more and more apart in Dutch academia. While there exists, in fact, a large agreement for the necessity to create and maintain an academic environment in which the boundaries between teaching and research, between the role of the “scientist” and that of the “student”, - try of Education, Culture and Science 2015, 62-74; ISO 2015), universities are still struggling to implement and cultivate such environments. In practice, lessons-learned from successful best-practices and implement these in other curricula (AWTI 2015). Bottom-up efforts such as INTER-SECTION can p. 2 | VOL III | INTER-SECTION | 2017 EDITORIAL STATEMENT | Fenno F.J.M. Noij | 3-YEARS LATER… A REASSESSMENT OF THE NEED FOR SOMETHING “IN-BETWEEN” Shumon T. Hussain¹ , Yannick Boswinkel ² , Mette B. Langbroek ³, Robin Nieuwenkamp , Dean Peeters , Roosmarie J.C. Vlaskamp , Femke H. Reidsma Welcome to the 2017 issue of INTER-SECTION: Innovative approaches by Junior Archaeological at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology from the BA to the MA level. E-mail: editorialboard@inter-section.nl ¹leidenuniv.academia.edu/ShumonTHussain ² leidenuniv.academia.edu/YannickBoswinkel ³ leidenuniv.academia.edu/MetteLangbroek leidenuniv.academia.edu/RobinNieuwenkamp uni-koln.academia.edu/DeanPeeters leidenuniv.academia.edu/RoosmarieVlaskamp leidenuniv.academia.edu/FemkeReidsma S ince the inception of INTER-SECTION as a peer-reviewed open-access publishing platform in 2015, the journal’s primary aims have not changed substantially. Yet, what has become quite apparent during these past years is that there is more need than ever for a journal “in-between” – to bridge some of the divisions between teaching (training vs education) and research (key role of fast-and-frugal publication) that have been created by the ongoing transforma- tion of European university systems. Whilst we adhere to INTER-SECTION’s core agenda (Peeters et al. 2015, 4-5), these developments both motivate and necessitate reconsidering the colour- ing and meaning of the label “INTER-SECTION”. After all, the journal has demonstrated not only to be an instrument for presenting the “wide range of archaeological discourses being studied and taught at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology” ( idem , 5), it can in fact be argued now that INTER-SECTION has also proven to facilitate a p. 2 | VOL III | INTER-SECTION | 2017 platform where students and staff can meet and col- laborate, where education and research productively culminate, and where t R7W&6GB&F`Vr&W6V&6W'22gVVVB'FRWW&V6R@Gf6RbWW&V6VB&fW762WG6VvR7VvvW7BFBDU"4T5D6r6&P&Vv&FVB2'FBG&f7VGvVRFpFvWFW"vB2w&76FG&gFr&R@&R'BGWF66FV֖vRFW&RW7G2f7B&vRw&VVVBf"FRV6W76GF7&VFPBF6FV֖2Vf&VBv6FP&VF&W2&WGvVVFV6rB&W6V&6&WGvVVFR&RbFR( 66VF7N( BFBbFR( 7GVFVN( ЧG'bVGV6F7VGW&RB66V6R#Rc"sC4#RVfW'6FW2&R7F7G'VvvƖrFRЦVBB7VFfFR7V6Vf&VG2&7F6RW762V&VBg&7V66W76gV&W7B&7F6W2@VVBFW6RFW"7W'&7VuD#R&GFWVff'G27V62DU"4T5D6