Author: Astrid Schmölzer

Distance learning/distance teaching AF

So, folks, I am recently with a new job and for more than a month I have been struggling with all the great insecurities caused by Corona. One of the big new things: distance learning. So, what is distance learning? Well, of course, distance means that you sit at your…

100 Days – Summary of a motivational experiment

So, I did it. I finished my challenge of 100 days of dissertation on Friday. I wrote about the idea for this challenge here in this post. You can see all my steps on my instagram account – I have to admit that there are not a lot of pics,…

How to believe in yourself – facing a job interview

You may have seen our recent posts and you may have noticed our emphasis on all the stuff of academia that can scare the hell out of us – failing, how to get a good job, how to prepare for it and so on. For example have a look at…

100 Days of Dissertation – a motivational experiment

Today I want to talk about motivation and the last long days of corrections, revisions and re-writing of your thesis or dissertation. When I first stumbled on the #100daysofdissertationchallenge on Instagram, I thought about it as a very good idea, but I could not quite stick to it. When I…

Saxa Loquuntur – How to understand the tales of stones

As I told you last week, I was on my way to Italy – and now, I am back here in Austria, sitting in my appartment, enjoyed a wunderful silent and easy Sunday without people and with a lot of reading and a lot of movies. And no, I did…

The “real archaeologist” and what this has to do with epigraphy

So, here I am, sitting in a car, with my colleagues, on my way to lovley Italy, looking forward to a week full of inscriptions, stones, epigraphic documentation work and photography fun. Oh, and I give a very short presentation on our finding-spot map of our current project on Celtic…

Networking as a “Humanities youngster”

Okay, the term “Humanities youngster” is not from me, it was used from a professor to describe what I am – young, early career stage, PhD candidate, devoted to Humanities. Well, actually, he called me first a Classics youngster, but then admitted that there are some things that are correct…

How to… do selfcare as a PhD candidate – Part I: Plan it!

You are currently writing on your thesis, you have absolutely no time to waste. Am I right? Lesson nr. 1: You are NOT wasting time by looking after yourself and your health! So, how do I get to my time slots for selfcare, may it be sports, nail polish, movies,…