About

I am a West Asian Archaeologist based in Germany and focused on the methodology of reconstruction of ancient architecture among other things. I received my degree at the Free University of Berlin, Germany and am finishing my PhD with a thesis From Layard to Lara Croft. Eurocentric mindset in the visual media of West Asian Archaeology” (translated from German). During my time as a student, I started a company called Artefacts, that focused on creating visual reconstructions of ancient architecture and worked for various projects.

I am currently a research assistant at the University of Cologne and work in the newly created master programme of Archaeoinformatics (Computational Archaeology) as a specialist in 3D Documentation and Modelling. I was also a Fellow for Innovations in Digital Teaching and explore new ways of communicating archaeological knowledge with modern technologies in an associated project.

Education


  • University of Cologne, Germany

    • 2017 | Fellowship for Innovations in in digital university-level teaching



  • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    • 2013 to present | Promotion (Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology)

    • 2002 to 2010 | Magister Artium (Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology)



Publications

Edited volumes

  • Hageneuer, S. (Ed.) 2020: Communicating the Past in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Methods in Teaching and Learning in Archaeology (12th-13th October 2018), Ubiquity: London. DOI: 10.5334/bch.

  • Buccellati, F./Hageneuer, S./van der Heyden, S./Levenson, F. (Eds.) 2019: Size matters – Understanding Monumentality across Ancient Civilizations, Transcript: Bielefeld. DOI: 10.14361/9783839445389.


Articles

  • di Maida, G./Hageneuer, S. 2022: The DISAPALE project: a new digital repository of lithic and bone artefacts, in: Lithic Technology. DOI: 10.1080/01977261.2022.2048511.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2021: Archaeogaming: How Heaven’s Vault changes the “game”, in: Abar et al. (Eds.), Pearls, Politics and Pistachios. Essays in Anthropology and Memories on the Occasion of Susan Pollock’s 65th Birthday, Berlin, 631-642. DOI: 10.11588/propylaeum.837.c10771.

  • Deschler-Erb, E/Geiermann, S./Hageneuer, S./Wilk, D.C. 2021: Das Römergrab Weiden auf dem Weg in die virtuelle Welt, in: KUBA 9/10, 203-210.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2021: Digitale Lehre in der Archäoinformatik, in: KUBA 9/10, 177-187.

  • Bator, S./van Ess, M./Hageneuer, S. 2019: The Visualization of Uruk’s Architecture, in: Crüsemann, N. et al. (Eds.), Uruk – First City of the Ancient World (Exhibition Catalogue), Getty Publications: Los Angeles, 345-351.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2019: »Without Drawing the Study of Antiquities is Lame!« – Architektur-Rekonstruktion als wissenschaftliches Tool?, in: P. Kuroczyński/M. Pfarr-Harfst/S. Münster (Eds.), Der Modelle Tugend 2.0 – Digitale 3D-Rekonstruktion als virtueller Raum der architekturhistorischen Forschung, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net, 203-212. DOI: 10.11588/arthistoricum.515.

  • Hulek, F./Hageneuer, S. 2019: Auf den Spuren etruskischer Mythen: Eine Amphora im Archäologischen Institut, in: Marx, P.W./Neuhausen, H. (Eds.), Schätze der Universität zu Köln, Greven: Köln, 114-117.

  • Hageneuer, S./Schmidt, S. 2019: Monumentality by numbers, in: F. Buccellati/S.Hageneuer/S. van der Heyden/F. Levenson (Eds.), Size matters – Understanding Monumentality across Ancient Civilizations, Transcript: Bielefeld, 292-308. DOI: 10.14361/9783839445389.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2019: “Uruk”, in: ANTIKE WELT Jubiläumsheft “Auferstehung der Antike. Archäologische Stätten digital rekonstruiert”, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft: Darmstadt, 10-11.

  • Franzmeier, H./Hageneuer, S. 2019: “Pi-Ramesse”, in: ANTIKE WELT Jubiläumsheft “Auferstehung der Antike. Archäologische Stätten digital rekonstruiert”, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft: Darmstadt, 30-31.

  • Hageneuer, S./Levenson, F. 2018: Das Steinstiftgebäude in Uruk – ein gescheitertes Experiment?, in: Rheidt, K./Lorenz, W. (Eds.), Groß Bauen – Großbaustellen als kulturgeschichtliches Phänomen, Kulturelle und technische Werte historischer Bauten 1, Basel, 109-121.

  • Franzmeier, H./Hageneuer, S. 2017: From the Nile Delta to Karlsruhe: or how to present mud bricks in an exhibition, in: CIPEG Journal 1, 15-26. DOI: 10.11588/cipeg.2017.1.40326.

  • Brunke, H. et al. 2016: Thinking big. Research in Monumental Constructions in Antiquity, in: G. Graßhoff, M. Meyer (Eds.): Space and Knowledge. Topoi Research Group Articles. Berlin: Excellence Cluster Topoi (eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 6), 2016, 250-305. DOI: 10.17169/FUDOCS_document_000000025992.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2016: Die virtuelle Rekonstruktion von Pi-Ramesse, in: Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe (Ed.), Ausstellungskatalog “Ramses – Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil”, 268-272.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2016: The influence of early architectural reconstruction drawings in Near Eastern Archaeology, in: Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), Wiesbaden, 359-370. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6071726.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2016: Le Temple blanc d’Uruk sur sa haute terrasse, in: Quenet, P. (Ed.), Ana ziqquratim. Sur la piste de Babel (Ausstellungskatalog), Strasbourg, 112-113. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6072227.

  • — 2015: Bilder vergangener Kulturen – Architektur-Rekonstruktionen in der Vorderasiatischen Archäologie des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Alter Orient Aktuell 13/2015, 4-9. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6072005.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2014: The visualisation of Uruk – First impressions of the first metropolis in the world, in: Börner, W./Uhrlitz, S. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Wien. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6071723.

  • Bator, S./van Ess, M./Hageneuer, S. 2013: Visualisierung der Architektur von Uruk, in: Crüsemann, N. et al. (Eds.), Uruk – 5000 Jahre Megacity (Ausstellungskatalog), Petersberg, 365-371.

  • Hageneuer, S. 2012: Königliche Gärten als konstitutive Elemente altorientalischer Städte, in: Rödel-Braune, C./Waschke, C. (Eds.), Orte des Geschehens. Interaktionsräume als konstitutive Elemente der antiken Stadt. Geschichte Bd. 110, Berlin, 155-172. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6071996.

Projects


  • since 2008: Creation of the company Artefacts

    • Focus on the visualisation of scientific data, especially the reconstruction of ancient architecture.



  • 2008-2013: Uruk Visualisation of the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Insitute

    • Reconstruction and visualisation of selected architecture of the site of Uruk/Iraq.



  • since 2011: Mari Visualisation of the excavation project at the University of Paris


  • since 2013: TOPOI Research Project B-2-3 “Big buildings – big architecture? The cultural significance of size in the architecture of the ancient Near East” at the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Archaeological Instiute

    • Reconstruction and visualisation of selected architecture of the site of Uruk/Iraq and Habuba Kabira/Iraq. Calculation of the utilised building materials on the basis of the 3D models.



  • since 2015: Qantir-Piramesse excavation project

    • Digitalisation of the excavation results and reconstruction of selected architecture for presentation and research.



  • 2017: Erfahrbarkeit des Altertums mit Hilfe sensorischer Archäologie

    • Fellowship for innovations in digital teaching by the ministry of culture and science of Northrhine-Westphalia



  • 2018: Virtualisation of the burial chamber of Köln-Weiden

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