Author: Sarah Lang

Experimenting on data: Web-Scraping

Some desperate corona evening recently, I ended up scraping some library records of Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Since I obtained some information by web crawling which I really didn’t need in the first place, I thought this would make a great first post for our ‘Experiments on Data’ series. Pick…

Epigrammetry anniversary, Part II: All that can go wrong Science Blogging for the 1st time and Hooray to bold ideas

As you’ve already learned in last week’s post we’ve had our first blog anniversary and wanted to make a summary for you of what happened and what topics have  moved us over the last year. When we first started out, we tought the thematic focus would be a bit different…

The habits of a pro vs amateur

I recently watched this bouldering video which addressed, among many other things, the question of what it means to train like or be a professional. I thought this is actually very important for the PhD life as well because this is the first time where I think you really need…

Corona Inc.: 30 Things to do while staying at home

Today, we wanted to share with you a list of things to do while on Corona lockdown, except for well the obvious thing – that is WRITE YOUR DISSERTATION. So without further ado, here’s a list of things to do other than that thing you should be doing. There are…

What’s your *one thing* which will move you forward in 2020?

Recently I witnessed a class at our climbing gym. It was about which strength training exercises you can do for antagonist muscles which are neglected in climbing. But those are not what I want to talk to you about. After having witnessed 10 minutes of this class while streching out…

Book review: Essentialism. Part II

A while ago, I wrote a book review on Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Today I wanted to follow up with a part II. “Why?” you might ask. I gave the book to my dad for his birthday (as an actual book this time). He loved it but when we talked…

Bouldering Braunschweig – at Aloha Sport Club

As you might know, I currently am a research fellow at Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel to work on my dissertation. But of course, we promised we would review bouldering places we visit during our travels. So today, I will give you a short little review of Aloha Sport Club Braunschweig. Since I…

Sexism in Academia II: Specific Issues in Academia

In the last post, I gave some thoughts on sexism in Academia which I have come up with during the last few years experiencing Academia. My conclusions were that only breaking the silence will make things better in the long term. This means persistently speaking up, even and espeically, about…

Sexism in Academia, Part I: Breaking the Silence

This was supposed to be a blog post recounting our experiences at the “Sexism in Academia” workshop we initiated and that finally took place around two weeks ago. But since it got really long, it will come as a two-part piece now. And it’s not only what we learned during…
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