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I have been in Academia for the most part of my life and plan to continue doing so. During this time, I learned a lot about being an academic, learning and teaching as well as proficiency.

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Academia Archaeology

Creating a course Pt.3: Interim report

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2022-06-03

So I wrote about creating a course Part 1 and Part 2 already and this is Part 3. In my interdisciplinary course different student groups want to create an Archaeogame. I give the course together with my colleague from Digital Humanities. Last Monday, we had an interim meeting. The…

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Academia Personal

The defense of my PhD

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2022-05-13

Last Wednesday, I actually had my PhD defense. It was intense, but I am very very happy, that it is over now. I usually don’t get nervous anymore when I speak in front of people, but this was something else. It lasted 1,5 hours, but after that, I got…

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Academia Personal

Musk will buy Twitter – Where will we meet next?

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2022-04-29

So Elon Musk will buy Twitter. Who cares you ask? I actually do and I do care for several reasons. It is not about granting free speech or flexing with his unbelievable amount of money. It is about much more and this holds true especially for academia in my…

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Academia Personal

Looking back at writing my PhD

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2022-04-22

So I finished writing my PhD last December and it was in evaluation until recently. Now, I am preparing for my defence, which will take place in mid-May. I was thinking about how my PhD was determining my life in the last couple of years and how one simple…

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Academia Archaeology

New publication: Structured light, Structure from Motion and lithic artefacts

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2022-04-01

So recently, I have published a new article together with Gianpiero di Maida of the Neanderthal Museum in Germany. The article is about his project called DISAPALE, but also about the comparison between a Structured Light Scanner and Structure from Motion. Wait, what?

Structured Light Scanner

So a structured light scanner…

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Academia Archaeology

Cancelling our workshop and moving on

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2022-03-25

A while ago, I announced that I will be co-organising a conference on decolonising orientalist narratives of the past and present. Our idea was a dialogue between “the West” and West Asia. We got many great applications, but only a few from West Asia. So we are cancelling the…

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Why I use ORCID

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2022-02-18

ORCID is a so-called PID (Persistent Identifier), so basically a fixed address for researchers. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and gives researchers a fixed number. Mine is 0000-0001-8973-1544 and here is why you need one too.

What is ORCID?

ORCID is a non-profit organisation that offers a unique…

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Academia

Extended deadline: West Asia in the Center

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2022-01-28

Last year in November, I announced a workshop that I am co-organising called West Asia in the Center. This workshop aims to be an inclusive discussion about the past and present in West Asia and colonialism. We extended the deadline for four more weeks and I encourage you to…

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PhD done. And now?

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2022-01-20

So a couple of weeks ago, I handed in my dissertation. I am actually done writing and now have to wait until I hear back from the commission and meet with them to defend my thesis. Naturally, I am thinking what to do after the PhD and there are…

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Learning online

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2022-01-14

Learning online is common these days and over the last couple of years, I was participating in some courses as well. When I started online learning, there weren’t so many platforms out there, but today, they offer a wide range of topics, methods and experiences. I like to learn…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

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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