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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.

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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…

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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…

Banner of the "West Asia in the Center" conference


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Archaeology Personal

Announcement: West Asia in the Center

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2021-11-05

Together with my colleagues from the University of Bochum, Bärbel Morstadt and Aydin Abar, as well as the University of Leiden, Aris Politopoulos, I am organising a three-day digital conference in 2022 called “West Asia in the Center”. I will be about colonialism in the study and depiction of…

Cover of Daniel Coyle's book "The Culure Code"


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Book Review Personal Productivity

Book Review: The Culture Code by D. Coyle

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2021-10-29

In my quest to find good productivity books, I came across The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. The author describes some of the most successful organisations and how these cultivate productive skills: Pixar, sport teams and even the Navy’s SEAL team being under investigation. Coyle identified three key skills…

Movie poster of Dune (2021)


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Why Dune (2021) is a fantastic film, but with many problems

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2021-10-08

I recently watched the first part of Dune (2021) directed by Denis Villeneuve and it was a great movie. Everything was perfect: cinematography, acting, effects, narrative, music. It is definitely a movie that starts something great and I sincerely hope, that future parts will be equally as good as…

Cover Title of the TV series "Detectorists"


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Movies Personal

Detectorists: A TV series about finding gold

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2021-09-17

Recently I started watching a British TV series called Detectorists. It tells the story of Lance and Andy, two friends with the shared hobby of metal detecting. Besides finding rubbish in the ground, the two friends search for archaeological treasure, especially gold. Strictly forbidden in Germany, it is allowed…

Sitting on the beach to show how relaxing Denmark can be


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Travel to Denmark (without Copenhagen)

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2021-09-10

Recently, I did travel to Denmark. I visited Funen, an island around the city of Odense, Zealand, an even bigger island around the city of Copenhagen and Møn, a rather small island in the southwest of Denmark. To avoid the big city of Copenhagen in times of Covid-19, I…

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The life of an archaeologist: What I am currently up to (2021)

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2021-08-13

So this is kind of a strange post format. Instead of talking about my research or interesting productivity tips, I want to talk about what I am doing at the moment. Basically about the life of an archaeologist. I don’t do this to tell a personal story, but to…

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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