On the details of surviving the institutional environment of academia.
Post corona seminars
Yes research seminars are now even more global. See researchseminars.org.
Alexandre Afonso advises “How academia resembles a drug gang”:
If you are mobile, strategic and concerned with employment conditions, you might want to exploit these differences and avoid the outsider boxes at different stages of your career. This would mean avoiding the UK for your PhD and avoiding Germany after your PhD.
Cate Huston, Being coachable