Guest Staff Member
Aris studied archaeology at the University of Athens. For his master, he continued his studies in Leiden. His thesis dealt with the Mitanni to Middle Assyrian transition, focusing on changes in settlement patterns and agriculture. In September 2013 he started as a self-funded PhD.
Aris investigates the creation of imperial capitals in the Bronze and Iron Age Near East. Capital creation is the process of constructing monumental (often new) capitals, and occurs both in modern nations and in (ancient) empires. Capital creation often follows marked changes in political and territorial power. This research project focusses on some of the earliest instances of imperial capital creation, and includes case studies from the Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian Empires. The goal of the research is to study imperial capital creation in a comparative manner and to contribute to the broader discussion on capital creation.
Guest Staff Member
- Faculteit Archeologie
- World Archaeology
- Near Eastern
- Politopoulos A. (2018), Creating Imperial Capitals: From Aššur to Kār-Tukultī-Ninurta. In: Horejs B., Schwall, Christoph M.V., Luciani M., Ritter, M., Guidetti M., Salisbury R.B,. Höflmayer, F., Bürge, T. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Proceedings of the 10th ICAANE 2016, University of Vienna. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.
- Kloosterman A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Mol A.A.A., Politopoulos A. & Vandemeulebroucke V.I.C.M. (4 May 2017), Clubje: Wij zijn dol op academisch gamen. Interviewed by Anoushka Kloosterman for Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare(Clubje) [interview].
- Mol A.A.A., Politopoulos A. & Ariese C.E. (2017), “From the Stone Age to the Information Age”: History and Heritage in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Advances in Archaeological Practice 5(2): 214-219.
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Copplestone T., Mol A.A.A. & Politopoulos A. (2017), A Singleplayer, Strategic and Atmospheric, Indie Action-Adventure with Multiplayer, a Great Soundtrack and Mostly Positive Reviews: Anatomy of an Archaeogame.
- Mol A.A.A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J. & Politopoulos A. (Eds.) (2017), The Interactive Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
- Mol A.A.A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J. & Politopoulos A. (2017), Wonders of Civilization: Heritage Preservation and Presentation in Sid Meier’s Civilization Series.
- Politopoulos A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Copplestone T. & Mol A.A.A. (2017), Wonders of Civilization: Representation of Monuments in Sid Meier’s Civilization Series.
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Politopoulos A. & Mol A.A.A. (2016), Conference: Interactive Pasts - Exploring the intersections of archaeology and video games. [other]
- Mol A.A.A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J. & Politopoulos Aris (2016), Video Games in Archaeology: Enjoyable but Trivial?, SAA Archaeological Record 16(5): 11-15.
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Mol A.A.A., Politopoulos & A. (21 May 2015), VALUE: Videogames and Archaeology at Leiden University. Digital Heritage 2015: 3D in knowledge production 21 5 2015-22 5 2015 [conference poster].
- Politopoulos A., Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J. & Mol A.A.A. (30 April 2015), VALUE: Videogames and Archaeology at Leiden UnivErsity. [blog entry].
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Mol A.A.A. & Politopoulos A. (2015), VALUE | Facebook [blog entry].
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Mol A.A.A. & Politopoulos A. (2015), VALUE (@value_project) | Twitter [blog entry].
- Ariese C.E., Boom K.H.J., Mol A.A.A. & Politopoulos A. (2015), VALUE | Videogames and Archaeology in Leiden UnivErsity. [website]
- Politopoulos A. (18 December 2014), Archaeogaming at the University of Leiden (Guest Post!) [blog entry].
- Politopoulos A. (3 April 2014), Mirroring Gods in Theros: conquering mythological stereotypes in Magic the Gathering: Trevor Owens [blog entry].
- Politopoulos. A. (2014), Imperial Capital Creation in Ancient Near East. Archaeology in Transition Symposium 25 9 2014-26 9 2014 [conference poster].