Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos

An Foras Feasa

Lecturer in Digital Heritage

Iontas Building
1st
1.07
(00353) (01) 474 7186

Biography

Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos (BA in History and Archaeology, MSc in Archaeological Computing – Virtual Pasts, PhD in Digital Archaeology) specialises in digital archaeology and heritage, primarily in 3D recording, visualisation, simulation, and analysis of the past, and in theoretical approaches to archaeology, heritage, and computational methods. His research, teaching, and publications to date are related to the (re)construction of virtual worlds, formal three-dimensional analyses and interpretation of past built spaces, computational imaging of archaeological/historic artefacts and sites, virtual and augmented reality, online pedagogy, educational technology, and the theoretical dimension of such approaches. He has been working in archaeological excavations in Greece as a supervising archaeologist, and 3D recording and visualisation specialist for the last 13 years. He has received several research grants and bursaries, has organised seminars, workshops and international conferences, has published in leading academic journals, and has (co-)authored grant applications for British, Irish, Greek, American, and European institutions/schemes. He has been teaching undergraduates and graduate students in digital archaeology and heritage since 2009.  

Course Director: MSc in Spatial eHumanities
Co-convener: Digital Arts & Humanities Research Cluster
National Representative of Ireland: COST Action CA15201: Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the Digital Environment
Chair of Virtual Heritage Network: Ireland http://www.vhnireland.org/ 

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Constantinos_Papadopoulos2
Academia: 
https://nuim.academia.edu/CostasPapadopoulos
LinkedIn: 
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=56707694
Twitter: 
@Papadopoulos_C

Research Interests

Research Interests and Topics for PhD Supervision
i) Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Museums, Archaeological Fieldwork, and Classroom
ii) 3D Printing, 3D Visualisation, and 3D Recording
iii) Digital Reconstructions and Computer Graphic Simulations
iv) Formal Computational Analyses of Spaces and Lighting Analysis
v) Computational Imaging, Photogrammetry, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging
vi) Theory in Digital Archaeology and Digital Cultural Heritage
vii) Digital Pedagogy and Educational Technology

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Death Management and Virtual Pursuits: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Archanes.
Papadopoulos Constantinos (2010) Death Management and Virtual Pursuits: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Archanes. Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'The Digital Humanist: Contested Status within Contesting Futures'
Papadopoulos, C. & Reilly, P. (2017) 'The Digital Humanist: Contested Status within Contesting Futures' In: Jennifer Edmond and Susan Schreibman (eds). Digital Methods and the Scholarly Communications Ecosystem. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. [Details]
2015 'The value of digital recordings and reconstructions in the understanding of three-dimensional archaeological features'
Papadopoulos, C (2015) 'The value of digital recordings and reconstructions in the understanding of three-dimensional archaeological features' In: The value of digital recordings and reconstructions in the understanding of three-dimensional archaeological features (eds). Aegis. Essays in Mediterranean Archaeology. Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]
2014 'Formal three-dimensional computational analyses of archaeological spaces'
Papadopoulos, C. & Earl, G. (2014) 'Formal three-dimensional computational analyses of archaeological spaces' In: Eleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth and Silvia Polla (eds). Spatial analysis and social spaces. Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. [Details]
2012 'Archaeological computing: towards prosthesis or amputation?'
Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P., Papadopoulos, C., (2012) 'Archaeological computing: towards prosthesis or amputation?' In: Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P., Papadopoulos, C. (eds). Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process. Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]
2012 'Formal and informal analysis of rendered space: the Basilica Portuense'
Earl, G., Porcelli, V., Papadopoulos, C., .Beale, G., Harrison, M., Pagi, H., Keay, S. (2012) 'Formal and informal analysis of rendered space: the Basilica Portuense' In: Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces. London: UCL - Institute of Archaeology Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology
Papadopoulos, C. & Moyes, H (Ed.). (2017) The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2015 Archaeological research in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference - Greek Chapter (CAA-GR)
Papadopoulos, C., Paliou, E., Chrysanthi, A., Kotoula, E. & Sarris, A (Ed.). (2015) Archaeological research in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference - Greek Chapter (CAA-GR) Rethymno, Crete: CAA-GR & IMS-FORTH. [Details]
2013 Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)
Graeme Earl, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Constantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska and David Wheatley (Ed.). (2013) Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [Details]
2012 Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process
Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P., and Papadopoulos, C (Ed.). (2012) Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Light in a Neolithic dwelling: Building 1 at Koutroulou Magoula (Greece)'
Papadopoulos, C;Hamilakis, Y;Kyparissi-Apostolika, N (2015) 'Light in a Neolithic dwelling: Building 1 at Koutroulou Magoula (Greece)'. Antiquity, 89 :1034-1050 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'An evaluation of human intervention in abandonment and postabandonment formation processes in a deserted Cretan village'
Papadopoulos C. (2013) 'An evaluation of human intervention in abandonment and postabandonment formation processes in a deserted Cretan village'. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 26 (1):27-50 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Koutroulou Magoula in central Greece: from the Neolithic to the present'
Hamilakis, Y., Kyparissi-Apostolika, N., Loughlin, T., Tsamis, V., Cole, J., Papadopoulos, C., Zorzin, N. (2012) 'Koutroulou Magoula in central Greece: from the Neolithic to the present'. Antiquity, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2010 'At the Computer's Edge: The Value of Virtual Constructions to the Interpretation of Cultural Heritage'
Papadopoulos, C. & Kefalaki, E. (2010) 'At the Computer's Edge: The Value of Virtual Constructions to the Interpretation of Cultural Heritage' Archeomatica, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 Ψηφιακή Σάρωση, Φωτογραμμετρία και Ψηφιακές Αναπαραστάσεις: Αρχαιολογική Τεκμηρίωση και Ερμηνεία σε Τρεις Διαστάσεις' η Περίπτωση της Κουτρουλού Μαγούλας
Papadopoulos, C., Hamilakis, Y., Kyparissi-Apostolika, N. (2012) Ψηφιακή Σάρωση, Φωτογραμμετρία και Ψηφιακές Αναπαραστάσεις: Αρχαιολογική Τεκμηρίωση και Ερμηνεία σε Τρεις Διαστάσεις' η Περίπτωση της Κουτρουλού Μαγούλας Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας Volos, Greece, [Details]
2012 'Tangible Pasts’: User-Centred Design of a Mixed Reality Application for Cultural Heritage
Chrysanthi, A., Papadopoulos, C., Frankland, T., Earl, G. (2012) 'Tangible Pasts’: User-Centred Design of a Mixed Reality Application for Cultural Heritage Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Southampton, UK, [Details]
2011 Evaluating 'Tangible Pasts': A Mixed Reality Application for Cultural Heritage
Chrysanthi, A., Papadopoulos, C., Frankland, T. (2011) Evaluating 'Tangible Pasts': A Mixed Reality Application for Cultural Heritage Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London, UK, [Details]
2010 Virtual Windows to the Past: Reconstructing the Ceramics Workshop at Zominthos, Crete
Papadopoulos, C. & Sakellarakis, Y. (2010) Virtual Windows to the Past: Reconstructing the Ceramics Workshop at Zominthos, Crete . In: F. Contreras, M. Farjas, F. J. Melero eds. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Granada, Spain, [Details]
2009 Structural and Lighting Models for the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Crete
Papadopoulos, C. & Earl, G. (2009) Structural and Lighting Models for the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Crete . In: K. Debattista, C. Perlingieri, D. Pitzalis, and S. Spina eds. VAST 2009: The 10th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage, St. Julians, Malta, 2009 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 Review of the Book ''Archaeology & the Screen Media'' by Timothy Clack and Marcus Brittain.
Papadopoulos, C (2008) Review of the Book ''Archaeology & the Screen Media'' by Timothy Clack and Marcus Brittain. Book Review [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2016 Photorealism and digital reconstruction.
Papadopoulos, Constantinos (2016) Photorealism and digital reconstruction. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Fieldwork Bursary Award British School at Athens
2009 Fees PhD Studentship University of Southampton
2010 Travel Bursary for Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA) CAA Bursary Committee
2005 I.K.Y Scholarship for the academic performance and prize for the best performance in the academic year Greek State Scholarships Foundation
2004 I.K.Y Scholarship for the academic performance Greek State Scholarships Foundation
2003 N.A.T. prizes for the academic performance Greek Merchant Seamen’s Fun
2004 N.A.T. prizes for the academic performance Greek Merchant Seamen’s Fun
2005 N.A.T. prizes for the academic performance Greek Merchant Seamen’s Fund
2006 N.A.T. prizes for the academic performance Greek Merchant Seamen’s Fund
2009 PhD Scholarship The Greek Archaeological Committee, UK/ Leventis Foundation
2009 Grant for PhD Studies Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology - Greek Chapter Publication Officer 26-MAR-12 /
Virtual Heritage Network: Ireland Chair 01-JAN-16 /
Digital Arts and Humanities Research Cluster (Maynooth University, Ireland) Co-convener 01-JAN-16 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Management Committee: COST-Action CA15201: Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment National Representative for Ireland /
Management Committee of Irish School of Hellenic Studies Digital Archaeology Coordinator /
AURA. Athens University Review of Archaeology Computer Applications in Archaeology /
Studia UBB Digitalia - Official journal of the Transylvania Digital Humanities Center, DigiHUBB Digital Humanities /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Lecturer in Digital Heritage 01-JAN-16 /
University of Southampton Teaching Assistant 15-OCT-09 / 02-DEC-13
University of Southampton Postdoctoral Researcher at ‘Corporeal Engagements with Clay’ (British Academy) 10-DEC-13 / 08-JAN-15
Maynooth University Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities 01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-15

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Italian Basic None Basic
Greek Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent

Teaching Interests

Digital Archaeology and Digital Heritage;
3D visualisation, Representation, and Reconstruction; 
Computer Graphic Simulations and Spatial Analysis; 
Computational Imaging, Photogrammetry and Reflectance Transformation Imaging; 
Laser Scanning and Multispectral Imaging;
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality;
3D printing and Multimodal Interactions;
Museums in the digital age;
Greek Prehistory (Bronze Age and Neolithic).  

Teaching Philosophy
As a teacher, I always encourage active learning. For this reason, my classes are not solely based on lecturing, but primarily involve interactivity via discussions, group activities and critical thinking exercises. In my classes, students acquire life-long learning skills and gain knowledge by constructing a microcosm of the real world, responding to concrete circumstances, putting theories into practical effect, designing solutions and solving problems.

It is important to encourage students not only to memorise information, but also to bring in their own experiences and share their work and ideas with their classmates and tutors. In such a way, they also exercise their public speaking skills and learn how to respond to questions and criticism. This is an essential component of my teaching, because students are getting prepared for public lectures, professional meetings, and academic events. In addition, since topics in digital archaeology can become very technical, and thus divorced from student experiences, I always try to draw from and illustrate my teaching with real-life scenarios. For example, methods and technologies for the dissemination of cultural heritage data are examined in the context of particular heritage management case studies. Even when practical skills are taught, I try to relate the digital world to reality. 

I always try to create a dynamic environment, and promote critical thinking in all aspects of teaching. For this reason, I prefer team-oriented teaching that is attentive to both practical method and critical theory. Regarding the latter, I usually introduce the main concepts to be discussed, and then students are required to reflect on these by presenting, discussing and analysing a collection of readings. Being taught in this way students do not become passive receivers of information, but rather get a holistic understanding of a particular topic by building on different theoretical and methodological approaches. I have also found that field trips are an ideal way of teaching, since theoretical concepts taught in the classroom can be put into practical effect. Since research is an inseparable element of our academic life, I always encourage students to discover the excitement of undertaking their own researching. For this reason, my classes are oriented towards the development of students’ own research capabilities by giving small projects that require collaboration and synthesis. Assessments are not limited to recalling information, since I see these as learning tools and not as static measures of achievement. Therefore, I always encourage understanding and interpretation through processes that involve comparison, critique, analysis, synthesis and justification, which I believe promote deep rather than surface learning. In giving students feedback on the assignments, I aim to be both supportive and constructively critical, describing students’ achievements and identifying the areas that would benefit from further development. I see mentoring as an important part of teaching, and for this reason I encourage students to talk not only about coursework and classes, but also about their plans. I am always open to supervise graduate work and suggest the appropriate journals to submit their research for publication.