I am an anthropologist and a digital humanist working on built, historic, and mediated environments. My work focuses on space, place and landscape, borders and borderlands, and liminal spaces of transition, displacement, or contestation with a regional focus on Greece, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. I am also interested in the dynamics between physical and digital spaces especially as shaped through mapping, data visualization and the design of information environments for learning, research, and storytelling.


Ph.D., 2012. Cultural Technology and Communication, School of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean.


B.A., 2000. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Archaeology and Art History.


Non-degree / Continuing Education
2016: Visualizing Information (IXC-5027). Summer Intensive Continuing Education Course, MFA in Interaction Design, Department, School of Visual Arts, New York.


2006: Early Stage Training (Marie Curie Fellowship). Archaeological & Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Other Publications

Papadopoulos, D. 2020. “Ruins of the Borderland: Ruin Affect, Aesthetics, and Otherness in the Prespa Lakes Region.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 38 (2): 399–423. https://doi.org/10.1353/mgs.2020.0026.

Papadopoulos, D., 2020. “Boundary-work: invisible walls and re-bordering at the margins of Europe” in McAtackney and McGuire (eds.), “Walling In and Walling Out: Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?” University of New Mexico Press / School of Advanced Research Press, Albuquerque, NM.


Papadopoulos, D. 2018. “Digitally displaced: rethinking humanities and humanitarian data in the Greek context.” Paper presented at the EADH inaugural conference. December 7-9, 2018. Galway, Ireland.


Albera, D., Barkey, K., Karavatos, S., Mysirloglou, T., Papadopoulos D., Pénicaud, M., 2018. “Shared Sacred Sites.” Exhibition Catalogue. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2018.

Papadopoulos, D. 2017. “Boundary-work: mapping borders, edges, and margins in Fortress Europe.” Paper presented at the “Global Digital Humanities Symposium”, Michigan State University, March, 16-17, 2017.


Papadopoulos, D.C., 2016. Ecologies of Ruin: (Re)bordering, Ruination, and Internal Colonialism in Greek Macedonia, 1913-2013. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, 627–640.

Blog Posts


    “Digital Humanities Pedagogy at the City College of New York”.

    Division of Humanities and the Arts, The City College of New York
    Supported by an NEH CARES grant.
    Project coordinator: Renata Miller, Deputy Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts, The City College of New York


    “The Planet Bethlehem Archive”
    Developer, Data Migration Consultant.
    Project leader: Dr. Jacob Norris, University of Sussex
    The Planet Bethlehem Archive brings together digital resources that document Bethlehem’s history of global connectivity. Every Bethlehem family has a story of migration, dislocation and adaptation to tell.  Since the 19th century, Bethlehemites have been travelling and settling all over the world. Today, around half a million people of Bethlehem origin reside in the Americas alone. In Bethlehem itself, a culture of openness and creativity has long prevailed, enhanced by recent waves of refugees and economic migrants into the city. The Planet Bethlehem Archive provides a platform for people to explore Bethlehem’s vibrant culture and learn about its unique diasporic heritage. Many of the archive’s materials have been donated by individual families and we welcome further contributions.

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    “Visual Hasluck: mapping Christianity and Islam in the Mediterranean.”
    Visual Hasluck is a digital humanities project undertaken as part of the ‘Shared sacred sites’ research initiative.  ‘Shared sacred sites’ is funded by the Luce Foundation. Using text analysis, mapping and interactive visualization tools, ‘Visual Hasluck’ aims to provide a new visual and geo-spatial ‘reading’ of ‘Christianity and Islam under the Sultans’ (1929), a milestone work by Engligh archaeologist Frederick W. Hasluck.
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    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Developing Communities of Practice through Digital Pedagogy.” “The Next or New Normal?” 19th Annual CUNY IT Conference Virtual Event 2020. https://events.govtech.com/CUNY-Virtual-IT-Conference.html.


    • American Anthropological Association

    • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

    • Modern Greek Studies Association

    • Greek Digital Humanities Research Network (founding member and member of the coordinating team)

    • The New York City Digital Humanities Group (NYCDH)

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