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Prof. Dr. Eleftheria Paliou


Office Hours: Appointments only possible with previous announcement.
Office: 213

Tel.: +49 (0)221/ 470-2946
Fax: +49 (0)221/ 470-5099
Email: e.paliou(at)uni-koeln.de
Website/Blog: eleftheria121.wordpress.com , uni-koln.academia.edu/EleftheriaPaliou

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1996-2000 Bachelor studies at the University of Athens in Classical Archaeology and Art History
  • 2001-2002 Master of Science in Archaeological Information Systems at the University of York
  • 2004-2008 PhD studies at the University of Southampton on the topic “The visual consumption of mural painting in Late Bronze Age Akrotiri (Thera, Greece) – A computational approach to visibility analysis in three-dimensional built spaces
  • 2009-2010 Junior Research Fellow in the Excellence Cluster TOPOI
  • 2011 Senior Research Fellow in the Excellence Cluster TOPOI
  • 2011-2012 Marie Curie Experience Researcher in the project “Radiography of the past”
  • 2012-2014 Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2014-2015 DAAD P.R.I.M.E. guest researcher at the Archaeological GIS Lab at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College London
  • 2016 DAAD P.R.I.M.E. fellow at the University of Heidelberg
  • since 2016 W2-chair for Archaeoinformatics at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne and supervisor of the CoDArchLab

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • 3D modelling and reconstruction
  • spacial analysis (2D, 3D)
  • urban computing
  • computer simulations
  • spacial network analysis
  • Aegean Bronze Age

Miscellaneous

  • since 2012 founding member and deputy director of the CAA Greece
  • since 2016 member of the Scientific Committee of the CAA International
  • National representative of Germany at COST Action CA15201: Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment

Publications

Monographies

  • E. Paliou (accepted for publication- in preparation), The visual consumption of mural painting in Late Bronze Age Akrotiri (Thera, Greece)- A computational approach to visibility analysis in three-dimensional built spaces, based on the unpublished PhD thesis, University of Southampton.
  • E. Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth, Silvia Polla (eds)- (2014). “Spatial analysis and social spaces: interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments“, Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World, De Gruyter (peer reviewed).
  • C. Papadopoulos, E. Paliou, A. Chrysanthi, E. Kotoula, A. Sarris,. A (Hrsg.) (2015). Archaeological Research in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 1st CAA GR conference, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Greek chapter (CAA GR 2014), 7-8 March 2014, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Crete, (peer-reviewed).

Articles

  • Paliou, E., Bevan, A. 2016 Evolving settlement patterns, spatial interaction and the socio-political organisation of late Prepalatial south-central Crete, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 42, 184–197, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278416516300071
  • E. Paliou, (submitted-under review): Visual perception in past built environments: theoretical and procedural issues in the archaeological application of three-dimensional visibility analysis. in Digital Geoarchaeology, edited by Christoph Siart and Markus Forbriger (Springer).
  • C. Corsi, D. Sanders, E. Paliou, E. Gay (2015): “Old problems and new challenges in archaeological sites data management. The REVEAL experience at Ammaia (Portugal)”, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Perth, 25-28 March 2013.(peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou, C. Corsi, (2014) “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”- Geospatial data integration, visualisation and analysis at the Roman site of Ammaia (Marvão, Portugal)”, in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Southampton, 26-29 March 2012. pp. 592-607. (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou, (2014) “Introduction“, in “Spatial analysis and social spaces: interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments”, Edited by Eleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth, Silvia Polla, Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World, De Gruyter. pp. 1-17. (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou, (2014) “Visibility analysis in 3D spaces: a new dimension to the understanding of social space“, in “Spatial analysis and social spaces: interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments”, Edited by Eleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth, Silvia Polla. Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World, De Gruyter. pp. 91-113. (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou. (2013). “Reconsidering the concept of visualscapes: Recent advances in three-dimensional visibility analysis“, in Bevan, A. and Lake M. (eds) Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. pp. 243-264. (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou and D.J. Knight (2013). “Mapping the senses: Perceptual and Social aspects of Late Antique Liturgy in San Vitale, Ravenna“. Peer-reviewed publication in the Proceedings of CAA 2010, Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology, International Conference, Granada 6-9 April, 2010, pp. 229-236. (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou, (2012) “Digital data management and integration at Ammaia” in AMMAIA. A Romano-Lusitanian townscape, edited by Frank Vermeulen and Cristina Corsi. pp. 121-126
  • V. Mayoral, J. Martínez del Pozo, E. Paliou, E. Tovar (2012) “Building a topographical model for the Roman town of Ammaia” in AMMAIA. A Romano-Lusitanian townscape, edited by Frank Vermeulen and Cristina Corsi. pp.31-36
  • E. Paliou (2011), “The communicative potential of Theran murals in Late Bronze Age Akrotiri: applying viewshed analysis in 3D townscapes”, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 30(3): 247–272
  • E. Paliou, D. Wheatley, G.P. Earl, (2011)”Three-dimensional visibility analysis of architectural spaces: iconography and visibility of the wall paintings of Xeste 3 (Late Bronze Age Akrotiri)“. Journal of Archaeological Science. 38:375-386. (Download)
  • E. Paliou (2008), ‘An autonomous agent approach to the investigation of intra-site movement and visibility: The visual consumption of Theran Murals from the public spaces of LBA Akrotiri (Thera, Greece)’ in the proceedings of the Annual International conference of Computer applications and quantitative methods in Archaeology, CAA 2007, Berlin, 2-6, April 2007. Ed. by A. Posluschny / K. Lambers / I. Herzog.p.328-335 (Download) (peer-reviewed )
  • E. Paliou and D. Wheatley (2007), “Integrating spatial analysis and 3D modelling approaches to the study of visual space: Late Bronze Age Akrotiri” in “The world is in your eyes”: CAA 2005: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Tomar, March 2005. Ed. by A. Figueiredo & G. Leite Velho, p. 307-312.
  • D. Wheatley, P. Murrieta Flores, E. Paliou (in press), ‘Primeros experimentos mediante métodos geofísicos para la detección de sitios prehistóricos en la Cuenca Interior del Tajo (Valle de las Higueras, Huecas, Toledo)’ In Primitiva Bueno Ramirez (ed) Monografías de la Universidad de Alcala de Henares.