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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.

The skeleton of a Mammoth in a glas display. Photo by John Benitez on Unsplash.


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Converting to Mastodon: A much needed guide

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2022-11-11

So recent events once more triggered a mass exodus… No well, let’s call it a movement from Twitter to Mastodon. In this comprehensive article, I want to talk about some things I have learned using Mastodon and why I like it so much. The only thing missing is people,…

Random people listening to a talk on a conference


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A workshop about Virtual Reality

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2022-11-04

Last weekend, I spent my time in a little German town called Weiden in Bavaria. I participated in an interdisciplinary workshop on Virtual Reality and the potential to use it to talk about the past. Little did I know, that I was the only archaeologist there in a room…

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Why I quit Academia.edu

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2022-10-28

Well it should be obvious why, right? No? Oh let me tell you, Academia.edu is not the friendly neighbour that invites you to his home. You get invited and even some food, but the good wine and the freshly made dish is for someone else. Someone who pays your…

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The start of a new project

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2022-10-21

So two weeks ago, I started a small new sub-project at the University of Cologne, that is part of a bigger project at the University of Jena. It is not my first time leading a team, but it is in an academic context. For the next six months, I…

Thre bags with the emblem of the University of Cologne on them


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Preparing a conference

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2022-10-07

So when this post goes live, the conference I am co-organising is nearly over. But as I am over-organised these days anyway, I prepared this post in advance. I did this to let you know, what preparing a conference is like and what I needed to take care of….

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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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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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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…

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The problem with finding good programmers in science

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2022-07-22

So as you might know, I am not only an Archaeologist, but I am specialised in Digital Archaeology. The difference is, that I do not go excavate as much, but rather try to develop hard- and software for Archaeology. But, I am no programmer either, so I have to…

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Some statistics about academics…

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2022-07-08

So the last couple of weeks, I used my Twitter Followers for some interesting polls. I tried to find interesting questions for academics and think I found some good ones. It is true, the sample is pretty low, but hey, this is just for fun! The interesting part is,…

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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