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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.

A field of plants with a shield and the number 100. Photo by Marcel Eberle on Unsplash


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100 posts!

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2022-11-25

This is my 100st post, which means that I can call myself a blogger since 100 weeks! Except I do not call myself a blogger really, I call myself an archaeologist that blogs. This started out as an experiment, but over time developed into a habit. Time to have…

The Eifeltower of Paris


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A short trip to Paris

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2022-10-14

From Monday to Thursday, I made a short trip to Paris. Just for fun, especially after the stressful week from before. I had mixed feelings about Paris and I can say, everything was upside down. What I was looking forward to turned out to be disappointing and what I…

Oxford from above


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My voyage to Oxford

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2022-08-12

Everyone who follows me on Twitter already knows, that I went on a voyage to Oxford this week. I visited a conference, but I also visited the city itself. Oxford is beautiful and I was discovering something new every day. In this post I want to talk about the…

A table full of leys


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The best password manager: KeePass!

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2022-06-17

So there are a lot of password managers out there. For a while now, even your browser saves all of your passwords, so you don’t have to remember anything. I really don’t trust these browsers with my passwords, so I decided for a self-stored solution: KeePass. What can I…

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


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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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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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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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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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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…

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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