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Here, I post everything personal. From new publications to talks I give or gave. Also, when something interests me, but does not fit somewhere else, this will be the place.

The image shows the title of my dissertation: "From Layard to Lara Croft"


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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…

The Twitter symbol crossed out on a smartphone display


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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…

A coffee cup on a desk showing work to be done.


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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…

Sign that demands change for climate


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Personal

6 things to do for a better life

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2022-03-18

In a recent article by the Guardian, Matthew Taylor refers to a study led by the University of Leeds, which identifies six simple things everyone can do to help the environment and reduce global warming. Basically, 6 things to do for a better life. I had a closer look…

A man in front of many newspapers


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Personal

What’s up with the racist news?

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2022-03-04

The recent developments in Ukraine are devastating and shocking. As I am by no means a political expert or an expert on eastern Europe, I do not feel capable of contributing constructively to the current debate. I constantly read the news to stay informed of recent developments at least….

Happy Birthday


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Personal

One year anniversary!

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2022-02-04

More or less exactly one year ago, I started this blog out of the curiosity, if I could maintain it and force myself to write every.single.week. I did and 52 posts later (57 really, but I added some already existing posts for the launch of my site) I still…

A pile of books


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Book Review Personal

My Top 5 books of 2021

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2021-12-31

What a year! Besides finishing my PhD and starting this blog, I read a lot. This last years post is dedicated to the top 5 books I read this year. They are not necessarily from 2021, but I read them in 2021. I did some reviews of them this…

Model of a family buying a Chistmas tree


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Personal Productivity

How to have the most productive Christmas

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2021-12-24

Holidays are upon us and in Germany, Christmas already starts today. In this post, I want to share how you can have the most productive Christmas and use the “time in between years” as much as possible to get things done!

Ok jokes aside, I definitely do not propose working…

Someone reading a book


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Personal

Reading as an academic

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2021-12-17

Recently I stumbled upon an article by Astrid Schmölzer (@AstridSchmolzer) about “Academic reading and the curse of staying on top of literature”. This article made me think about how much I should read and if what I already do is enough. Reading as an academic can be challenging, considering…

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Academia Personal

Creating a course Pt.2: Course structure

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2021-11-12

I was already writing in the Creating a course Part 1 article, how I want to create a course about Archaeogaming. I want to do this together with my colleague from Digital Humanities. Meanwhile, we met and created a broad outline for the course, which will be happening next…

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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