Xavier Rubio Campillo

Investigador Ramón y Cajal

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4428-4335
Email: xrubio@ub.edu

Research interests

My current research is focused on three linked goals: a) to develop computational methods to understand the complex relation between landscape and past societies, b) to improve how conflict heritage is studied and interpreted and c) to promote reflexive approaches to the human past through Digital Humanities. I investigate these themes by applying innovative quantitative frameworks to a variety of topics from the neolithic transition to the Spanish Civil War.
I am also engaged on the development of new digital tools for the Humanities. My contributions include the development of Pandora: an Agent-Based Modelling framework for High-Performance Computing and HisTeNa (Historical Text Navigation), a Digital Humanities framework to annotate, georeference and analyze large corpus of historical textual sources.

Selected publications

  • ———. 2020. ‘Gameplay as Learning: The Use of Game Design to Explain Human Evolution’. In 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), edited by Sebastian Hageneuer, 45–58. Ubiquity Press. https://doi.org/10.5334/bch.d.
  • Rubio-Campillo, Xavier, Eduard Ble, Àngels Pujol, Roger Sala, and Robert Tamba. 2022. ‘A Spatial Connectivity Approach to Landscapes of Conflict: Julius Caesar and the Assault to Puig Ciutat (NE Iberian Peninsula)’. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, January. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-022-09549-7.
  • Rubio-Campillo, Xavier, María Coto-Sarmiento, Jordi Pérez-Gonzalez, and José Remesal Rodríguez. 2017. ‘Bayesian Analysis and Free Market Trade within the Roman Empire’. Antiquity 91 (359): 1241–52. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.131.
  • Rubio-Campillo, Xavier, and Francesc Xavier Hernàndez. 2015. ‘Combined Arms Warfare in the Spanish Civil War: The Assault on the Republican Defence Line at Fatarella Ridge’. Journal of Conflict Archaeology 10 (1): 52–69. https://doi.org/10.1179/1574077315Z.00000000043.