Dr Kostas Arvanitis

Senior Lecturer

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Current PhD Students

Completed PhDs

PhD applications

Kostas would welcome PhD applications in the following broad areas:

  • Digital curating in museums, galleries and heritage environments
  • Social media and cultural participation
  • Understanding engagement and impact through/of digital media in the museum and heritage sector
  • Museum exhibitions in 'non places'
  • Collecting the 'everyday'
  • Spontaneous memorials
  • Archaeological sites as 'open-air museums'
  • Archaeological monuments in urban settings
  • Archaeological curatorship and museum archaeology
  • Interpretation and display of Greek archaeology
  • Museum professionalisation

PhD examinations

  • Shuchen Wang. 2019. Atoms and Bits of Cultural Heritage. The Public Use of Dunhuang Collections in Knowledge Making, Nation (Empire) Building, Museum Diplomacy, Cultural Tourism and Digital Economy. Aalto University (PhD) (External Examiner)
  • Lauren Vargas. 2019. Understanding digital maturity through data collection and use. University of Leicester (PhD) (External Examiner)
  • Alex McDonagh. 2019. Discovering Towneley Park: a digital and multimethod approach to understanding the effects of a digital heritage interpretation of a Lancashire park. University of Salford (PhD) (External Examiner)
  • Nathan Matthews. 2016. Spatio-Temporality and Digital Tourism in Industrial UNESCO World Heritage Sites. University of South Wales (PhD) (External Examiner)
  • Genevieve Alelis. 2015. Older and Younger Adults’ Interactions with Cultural Heritage Artefacts Outside a Museum. University of Kent (PhD) (External Examiner)
  • Amy Hetherington. 2015. Designing for the Post-Millennials: What Assumptions are made by Staff in Museums about Child Digital Literacy when Designing Digital Interactives? University of Leicester (External Examiner)
  • Bronwen Colquhoun. 2015. Photography, Knowledge and Communities: The Role of Flickr The Commons in Reimagining and Reappropriating Historic Photographic Collections. Newcastle University (External Examiner)
  • Cristiano Agostino. 2013. The Contemporary Digital Museum in Theory and Practice. University of Edinburgh (External Examiner)
  • Halona Norton-Westbrook. 2013. Between The 'Collection Museum' and The University: The Rise of the Connoisseur-Scholar and the Evolution of Art Museum Curatorial Practice, 1900-1940. University of Manchester (Internal Examiner)
  • Maria Sklirou, 2009. Beyond access initiatives of Greek museums. University of Manchester (MPhil) (Internal Examiner)