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A tribe of poets answered me

An unfortunate side effect of undertaking a PhD is that hobbies are often left by the wayside. We have every intention of carrying them with us on our long and winding academic roads, but somehow they fall from our pockets. By the time we have noticed, the hike back to them can appear too arduous to be worth the effort.

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The ‘art’ of keeping sane: a PhD caught in a pandemic

To think that a month ago, I lived happily amidst a few people, starting my days early in the sticky warmth of tropical sunshine, enjoying cups of chai, watching for birds, picking up and playing with wind-dispersed seeds. All of this in a small village in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the far east […]

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Fieldwork in times of Corona

Like everything about this global crisis, this winter’s field trip was two parts surreal, one part seemingly arbitrary decisions. The surreal yolk was, and is, the tension between reality and my lived experience, between daily news and my own comforts, posters advocating hand washing in areas with no running water, between stress and the dissolution […]

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The Single Body Problem

You might have heard of the Two Body Problem. In this essay, Dr Lauren Robinson discusses the challenges of the Single Body Problem.

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Forager Child Studies: An Interdisciplinary Research Collective

Forager Child Studies is a research collective founded by early-career researchers. Cultured Scene interviewed some of its members to find out more about FCS’s goals and achievements.

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The road to an ERC Starting Grant in Primatology

Alba Motes Rodrigo interviewed Dr. Catherine Hobaiter for Cultured Scene about the process of applying for an ERC grant to fund her work on chimpanzees.  ERC Starting Grants are oriented towards early-career researchers based in the EU who want to move forward in their careers by becoming research leaders. These grants award up to 1.5 […]

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Conference Haiku

Kate Cross uses haikus to distil the essence of a talk and then tweets them into the world for everyone to enjoy. We ask her about this creative form of science communication. Cultured Scene: The haikus are a creative way to express thoughts in a very short form. How did you come up with the […]

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The Spread of Amphorae Design

Simon Carrignon and María Coto spoke to Cultured Scene about their new research examining the spread of amphora production techniques in 1st-3rd century Spain. Cultured Scene: Your project used modelling to examine the potential social learning mechanisms at work in the production of amphorae in Spain in the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. Can you […]

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