Katsianis Markos

Assistant Professor - Internship Coordinator

Office: 3.011 (Office hours: Thursday, 18.00-20.00, Friday, 12.00-13.00)

Tel.: +30 2610 962971

Email: mkatsianis@upatras.gr

Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses


Internsip (semesters 6 and 8) coordinator for the Department.


  • PhD in Archaeology (2009). Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. Research topic: Excavation Methodology and Information System Design for Archaeological Data Management.
  • MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology (2002). Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. Dissertation topic: Detecting the Growth of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Knossos through the Modelling of the Depositional Evidence: A GIS Application.
  • Degree in History and Archaeology. Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Research interests

  • Digital technology and archaeological practice
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • GIS applications in Archaeology
  • 3D spatial modelling
  • Semantic Web
  • Digital data management, preservation and re-use
  • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Archaeology of Athens
  • Space Syntax theory and applications

Selected publications

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Κatsianis, M. 2012. Excavation Methodology and Information System Design for Archaeological Data Management, Thessaloniki: Kyriakides (in Greek)
  • Vavouranakis, G., Katsianis, M., Papadatos, I., Mouliou, M. & P. Petridis (eds.) 2017. Digital pasts for the Present. Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Greek Chapter (CAA-GR). Athens, 22-23/12/2016. Athens: Department of History and Archaeology. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


  • Tsiafaki, D. & Katsianis, M. 2021. Stewardship of Digital Archaeological Data in Greece: a landscape of fragmentation. Internet Archaeology 58. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.58.8.
  • Katsianis, M., Kotsakis, K. & Stefanou, F. 2021. Reconfiguring the 3D excavation archive. Technological shift and data remix in the archaeological project of Paliambela Kolindros, Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 36, 102857. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102857.
  • Katsianis, M., Bevan, A., Styliaras, G. & Maniatis, Y., 2020. An Aegean History and Archaeology Written through Radiocarbon Dates. Journal of Open Archaeology Data, 8(1), p.5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joad.65.
  • Katsianis, M., Mavridis, F., Tankosic, Z. & Tsipidis, S. 2017. A 3D spatial approach to post-excavation study on the example of the Aghia Triada cave in Karystos. In Ž. Tankosić, F. Mavridis & M. Kosma (eds.) An island between two worlds: The Archaeology of Euboea from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times. Proceedings of International Conference, Eretria, 12-14/7/2013. Norwegian Institute at Athens. 133-143.
  • Papadakis, G., Kouroupis, S., Katsianis, M. & Alexopoulos, Y. 2015. 3D modelling and navigation tools for the data management system of the Acropolis Restoration Service. In Papadopoulos, C., Paliou, E., Chrysanthi, A., Kotoula, E. & Sarris, A. (eds). Archaeological research in the digital age. Proceedings of the 1st conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Greek Chapter (CAA-GR). Rethymno, 6-8/3/2014. Rethymno: IMS-FORTH. 197-204.
  • Katsianis, M. 2012. Conceptual and Practical Issues in the Use of GIS for Archaeological Excavations. In Chrysanthi, A., Flores, M. P. & Papadopoulos, C. (eds.) Thinking Beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing & the Interpretive Process, BAR International Series, Oxford: Archaeopress, 51-71.
  • Katsianis, M. 2012. Space Syntax as a carrier of Political Ideology. The Agora of Athens in the Classical and Roman Times, Diachronia, Suppl. B’, 79-98 (in Greek).
  • Katsianis, M., Tsipidis, S., Kotsakis, K. & Koussoulakou, A. 2008. A 3D Digital Workflow for Archaeological Intra-Site Research Using GIS, Journal of Archaeological Science 35 (3), 655-667.

Research programs


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