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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.

A conference room full of people. Photo S. Hageneuer


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The first DiKopA workshop is done

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2024-06-14

Between the 3rd and 4th of June, our network on “Digital Competencies in Archaeology” (german abbreviation DiKopA) met in Darmstadt, Germany. We had 10 presentations, 9 pitches, and a world cafe. The network and visitors from outside convened in the lecture hall of the university library. Short story: I…

A pile of coins from which a small plant grows to symbolize growing funds. Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash


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Major Grant Application submitted

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2024-05-24

The last couple of weeks, I was very busy finishing a major grant application. So busy in fact, that I simply couldn’t write any blog entries. But yesterday, I submitted and suddenly feel very free. Although grant applications are hard to get and the probability of being successful is…

3D render of the Ashurbanipal Banquet Scene | © Sebastian Hageneuer with kind permission of The British Museum


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Academia Archaeology

Presentation about the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal

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2024-04-19

A couple days ago I was presenting about my project on the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal to an audience. As I am in the midst of the project itself, I wasn’t sure what to talk about really. I therefore just told the story how I started, what I have…

A person holding two hands full of coins. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


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Getting funding for science or doing science for funding?

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2024-04-05

Lately, I am very much concerned with getting funds to finance my life, but also my research ideas. It is a pretty normal thing to do after your PhD I guess, although stressful. While searching for funds to do my research I often come to a point, where I…

The entrance hall of the British Museum. Photo by Nicolas Lysandrou on Unsplash


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Small project funded!

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2024-01-05

I have good news! Before Christmas, I did apply for a small funding scheme to finance a sub-project of mine. I got the news that it got funded! This is great as it allows me to travel to three museums to do some scanning and using the data to…

A laboratory with a big table and two RTI domes on top, which look like a big and a small pizza oven.


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Meet and Greet: Testing RTI in Switzerland

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2023-11-24

So last week I made a trip to the University of Basel in Switzerland testing RTI. As part of a trilateral project called “Meet and Greet” I have a position for scanning various objects with a 3D scanner and our RTI domes. In Basel, I was a guest at…

A picture of the city of Darmstadt


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DiKopA: Our first network meeting in person

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2023-11-17

So I already reported on a project I am involved in called DiKopA. It is a German name that translates to “Digital competencies in Archaeology”. We are basically a group of lecturers and students that think about how to make teaching and learning in Archaeology easier with digital methods….

Screenshot of the game "Along the Nile" where the protagonist is running through an Egyptian city.


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New batch of Archaeogames!

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2023-11-03

A year ago, I reported of an Archaeogaming course I have created. I also showed you the results (games) the students created. This year, I did the course again and we have again new Archaeogames that actually all look awesome! We cover underwater archaeology, excavation ethics, and even play…

Someone typing on a typwriter, symbolising that we want to write a book. Photo by Thom Milkovic on Unsplash.


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Publishing a new volume!

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2023-09-01

So, I have already written about our plans to organise an event on decolonising Archaeology. Also, how we moved that event to the ICAANE in Copenhagen. The workshop was great and this week we finally decided to move on with a publication of the individual presentations! This feels great…

Image of the ancient Roman north gate in Cologne with a comic drawing of a young woman and a dog


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Progress Report ArchaeoTrail course

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2023-07-21

So, a while ago I posted about a new ArchaeoTrail course that I am giving, where students create ArchaeoTrails through Roman Cologne. Well, a couple of weeks ago, the semester ended and we had a look at the nearly done ArchaeoTrails and I have to say: Impressive!

What was the…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

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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