Screenshot of the Atom website


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A plug-in for Atom that is simply perfect


The software Atom is a “hackable text editor for the 21st century”, as the developers describe the app themselves. Atom can be used as a collaborative text editor and has a Git and GitHub integration. Also, it is simply a damn-good coding software. I use Atom to code in…

Cover of the book "Atomic Habits" by James Clear


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Book Review Productivity

The habit of learning. Book Review: Atomic Habits by J. Clear


In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear describes what everyone would like to achieve: becoming a better person by changing your habits and therefore your identity. As students as well as teachers, we want to get into a better habit of learning. According to him, becoming 1% better in…

A laptop with the software Zotero running


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Academia Archaeology Productivity Technology

How I use Zotero to organise all my citations


If you are writing academic papers or even books (like this one) you are in need of a citation manager. Academic articles need citations or in other words sources. These sources need to be listed in some form at the end of (or within) each work. With them listed,…

Cover of the book "Communicating the Past in the Digital Age"


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Academia Personal

Communicating the Past in the Digital Age – New publication!


My second edited volume is out now! After Size Matters, the new publication Communicating the Past in the Digital Age is a volume on digital teaching and learning in archaeology. Therefore, it covers topics on archaeogaming, learning in the museum, digital tools in the classroom and digital learning environments….

Academia Archaeology

The reconstruction of Pi-Ramesse or how I was invited to Berlin

While I am not an Egyptologist, I was invited by the Freie Universität Berlin to talk about my work on the Ancient Egyptian capitol of Pi-Ramesse. I held the lecture together with my friend and colleague Henning Franzmeier, who is also the director of excavations in the old city of Rameses II.
This image shows a nice and tidy workspace. Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash


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Academia Productivity

How to structure a ToDo list


ToDo lists are most certainly one of the most used and also most effective productivity tools out there. It doesn’t matter if you use fancy apps or simple paper post-it notes, as long as you write down what you need to do next, you are using a To-Do list….

Sebastian Hageneuer

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. (Nearly) Every Friday.

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