All things Trashy! A Postgraduate Conference

Elisabeth Lechner is an Uni:Docs Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, for the upcoming conference “Trash” she writes about the themes and theories behind this seemingly unorthodox title: All things Trashy! Trash. Postgraduate Conference Trash is everywhere: the superfluous, the unwanted, that which is too much, that … Continued


CHAGS XI – The Student Organizing Committee

The 11th Conference on Hunter and Gatherer Societies – CHAGS XI for short – will be held for the first time in Vienna in September, 2015. As the biggest CHAGS yet, the interdisciplinary conference will include two keynote speakers, five plenary sessions, 52 regular sessions, and about 500 participants. The conference will be a joint … Continued


Living Book Day – Review by Flor Trillo

As part of the 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna, the “Living Book Day” took place on 29 April, in collaboration with the career service [UNIPORT] and the Main Library that are both part of the University of Vienna. The event was characterised by the presence of 65 renowned people including students or academics of … Continued


Life as a student mum

It is March. The first week of the new semester. Or the period when most of the students are at the University -– apart from the exam week, however. The reasons why the first week is especially important are that it not only provides information on the modes of assessment but also guarantees a place … Continued


A Key Change for Austria (part 3)

Exactly one year from today, the final of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place in Austria. I returned to Vienna on Monday from this year’s contest in Copenhagen, and I came back to a changed country. Before I left Vienna for Copenhagen, there was not widespread interest in Austria for Eurovision, … Continued


Why academic writing should be more social

Der Beitrag ist im Juni 2013 auf Samuel Bredl’s Blog unter http://sambredl.com/ erschienen. It’s that time of the year again. Finals are coming up and I should be doing anything but writing this blog post. But somehow it fits this very moment so here it goes. The way we are writing theses is 200 years … Continued


One for all and all for one

I started my PhD in Organic Chemistry at the end of 2010 in Germany. One might ask: “why Chemistry?”, to which my reply would simply be ‘Why not?’. I don’t know why, but people are usually so scared of it. Chemistry is like every other branch of science: you need to work very hard and … Continued

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All things Trashy! A Postgraduate Conference

Elisabeth Lechner is an Uni:Docs Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, for the upcoming conference “Trash” she writes about the themes and theories behind this seemingly unorthodox title: All things Trashy! Trash. Postgraduate Conference Trash is everywhere: the superfluous, the unwanted, that which is too much, that … Continued


CHAGS XI – The Student Organizing Committee

The 11th Conference on Hunter and Gatherer Societies – CHAGS XI for short – will be held for the first time in Vienna in September, 2015. As the biggest CHAGS yet, the interdisciplinary conference will include two keynote speakers, five plenary sessions, 52 regular sessions, and about 500 participants. The conference will be a joint … Continued


Living Book Day – Review by Flor Trillo

As part of the 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna, the “Living Book Day” took place on 29 April, in collaboration with the career service [UNIPORT] and the Main Library that are both part of the University of Vienna. The event was characterised by the presence of 65 renowned people including students or academics of … Continued


Life as a student mum

It is March. The first week of the new semester. Or the period when most of the students are at the University -– apart from the exam week, however. The reasons why the first week is especially important are that it not only provides information on the modes of assessment but also guarantees a place … Continued


A Key Change for Austria (part 3)

Exactly one year from today, the final of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place in Austria. I returned to Vienna on Monday from this year’s contest in Copenhagen, and I came back to a changed country. Before I left Vienna for Copenhagen, there was not widespread interest in Austria for Eurovision, … Continued


Why academic writing should be more social

Der Beitrag ist im Juni 2013 auf Samuel Bredl’s Blog unter http://sambredl.com/ erschienen. It’s that time of the year again. Finals are coming up and I should be doing anything but writing this blog post. But somehow it fits this very moment so here it goes. The way we are writing theses is 200 years … Continued


One for all and all for one

I started my PhD in Organic Chemistry at the end of 2010 in Germany. One might ask: “why Chemistry?”, to which my reply would simply be ‘Why not?’. I don’t know why, but people are usually so scared of it. Chemistry is like every other branch of science: you need to work very hard and … Continued

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