Cover of the book "Classical Antiquity in Video Games" by C. Rollinger | Photo by Anton Darius on Unsplash


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Book Review: Classical Antiquity in Video Games by C. Rollinger

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2023-01-27

So this time I read a volume about Classical Antiquity in Video Games, edited by Christian Rollinger with 15 individual chapters concerned with depicting the past in video games. Rollinger’s volume is packed with interesting chapters about various topics in digital gaming. Although the Classical Antiquity is not my…

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Technology

Artificial Intelligence in Blog Writing

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2023-01-20

AI, or artificial intelligence, is rapidly changing the way we think about writing and content creation. With advancements in natural language processing and machine learning, AI is now able to assist writers in a variety of ways, making the writing process more efficient and effective. In this blog post,…

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Machine Learning in Archaeology

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2023-01-13

Last Wednesday, I listened to a talk by Alex Brandsen of the University of Leiden (@alex_brandsen) about his dissertation and a follow-up project. He uses Machine Learning to make vast amounts of excavation reports from commercial archaeology in the Netherlands actually usable. As my interest was sparked, I started…

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Book Review: Colonising Egypt by T. Mitchell

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2023-01-06

After my PhD, I stopped reading for a while until I remembered, that reading is something good! So I grabbed a book that I always wanted to read and it was a good one. I wish I had read it earlier. Colonising Egypt for the first time really explained…

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My Top 5 books of 2022

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2022-12-30

What a year again! As I did last year, I wanted to dedicate the last post of the year to the top 5 books of 2022 I read. They are not necessarily from 2022, but I read them in 2022. I did some reviews of them this year, but not for…

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Academia Games

Creating a course Pt.4: The final games!

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2022-12-23

I already wrote about creating a course Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and this is my final Part 4. In my interdisciplinary course, different student groups did create an Archaeogame. I taught the course together with my colleague from Digital Humanities. Today, we finally release all the games and you can…

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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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