A board game with people playing it. Photo by Karthik Balakrishnan on Unsplash


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Academia Games

Call for Papers: The Age of #Archaeogaming

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2022-09-30

Together with Aris Politopoulos and Csilla Arise from the VALUE Foundation, I co-organise a session at the International CAA conference in Amsterdam next year. The session will be about #Archaeogaming and I couldn’t be more excited! If you are into the topic, please consider applying!

What is the #Archaeogaming session…

A typewriter with a paper in it. On the paper the word "daedline" is written.


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Academia

Deadlines

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2022-09-23

Oh how I hate deadlines. Aaand I love them. Wait, what? Yes, it is complicated. Currently, I am writing an article and I have a very tight deadline (it is actually today!). This, naturally, stresses me out, but, paradoxically, motivates me at the same time to work more. So…

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Movies

New animated series about archaeology

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2022-09-16

So I don’t know if this is good news or bad, but Andy Samberg, comedian from SNL and creator of the police-comedy-series Brooklyn 99 will create a new animated series about archaeology! The catch (or should I say twist) is, that in his world, archaeologists are β€œthe coolest people…

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Technology

I visited a CAVE!

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2022-09-09

So for years I was hearing about CAVEs (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment), which is a room full of screens to simulate a virtual environment. I knew that these were very expensive and therefore only a few universities actually have one. The big thing about it: A CAVE should enable…

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Productivity

Idea Napkins

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2022-09-02

So from time to time, I write about some productivity stuff. Today, I want to introduce you to Idea Napkins. The Idea Napkin is a very simple concept, but helps immensely for holding onto ideas very quickly. It originated from the so-called elevator pitch, but I see great potential…

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Academia

What does a PhD cost in Germany?

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2022-08-26

So I was wondering what does a PhD actually cost in Germany. When googling the question, you only find offers for ghost-writing, something I would not recommend. No, I wanted to know what my PhD has cost me personally, so let’s do some calculations just for fun! I was…

Sebastian Hageneuer
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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka 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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