Katsianis Markos

Assistant Professor

Office: 3.011 (Office hours: Thursday: 17.00-19.00, Friday: 12.00-13.00)

Tel: 2610 962971

Mail: mkatsianis@upatras.gr

Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses


    • 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 in Archaeology
  • 3D spatial modelling
  • Semantic Web
  • Digital data management, preservation and re-use
  • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Urban archaeology
  • 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.


  • Katsianis, M., Bruseker, G., Nenova, et al. 2023. Semantic Modelling of Archaeological Excavation Data. A review of the current state of the art and a roadmap of activities, Internet Archaeology https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.64.12
  • Katsianis, M., Kalayci, T. & Sarris, A. 2022. Bridging Digital Approaches and Legacy in Archaeology. Digital 2 (4): 538-545. https://doi.org/10.3390/digital2040029
  • Tsiafaki, D. & Katsianis, M. 2021. Stewardship of Digital Archaeological Data in Greece: a landscape of fragmentation. Internet Archaeology 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
  • Weiberg, E., Bevan, A., Kouli, K., Katsianis, M., et al. (2019). Long-term trends of land use and demography in Greece: A comparative study. The Holocene, 29(5), 742–760. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619826641
  • Katsianis, M., Lampraki, S., Theocharaki, A.-M., Pigaki, M., et al. 2019. Reconnecting a Fragmented Monument through Digital Mapping: The City Walls of Athens. Studies in Digital Heritage, 2(2), 177-195. https://doi.org/10.14434/sdh.v2i2.24440
  • 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
  • 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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