Dr Costas Papadopoulos, Ph.D. (K.)
Costas Papadopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Culture Studies.
Costas' research spans the development of virtual worlds to interpret societies of the past, to the application of computational imaging to analyse material culture, to the use of digital ethnographic methods to evaluate digital pedagogy and interactive teaching methods. Much of his scholarship focuses on heritage visualisation using a variety of 2D and 3D media for quantitative and qualitative studies.
Another strand of his research involves understanding the affordances of mobile media in museum and classroom contexts and their role in the development of narratives and communication. More recently, his research has focused on the shift from the analogue to the digital, its affordances and limitations, as well as on new forms of social media, in which traditional research outputs are replaced by increasingly multimedial forms of born digital content. It explores the concept of ‘phygital’ (a melding of the physical and digital) in which new ways of engagement across different contexts and age groups, leverages technology to empower non-academic audiences with the tools and methods that experts use, moving them from end-users to content developers.
Professional career history
- PhD in Digital Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK
- MSc in Archaeological Computing (Virtual Pasts) – Distinction, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK
- BA in History and Archaeology (major in Archaeology & History of Art) – First Class, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece.
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
- Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, 2016 – 2018, Maynooth University, Ireland.
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, 2015, Maynooth University, Ireland
Postdoctoral Researcher at ‘Corporeal Engagements with Clay’,
2013–2014, University of Southampton/ The British School at Athens
Supervising Archaeologist/ 3D Visualisation Specialist
- Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and ArchaeologicalEthnography Project (2010-2014)
- Zominthos Project (2008-2013)
- Vrysinas Project (2004-2007)