Eleni Hasaki (Associate Professor, Anthropology/Classics) received her B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Athens, Greece and, as a Fulbright scholarship recipient, she continued her graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati where she received her Ph.D. She is a Mediterranean archaeologist with publications on the craft technologies of Classical antiquity, the spatial organization of workshops, craft apprenticeship, and social network analysis of artists' communities.
Her archaeological fieldwork in Greece (Paros, Cyclades), the ethnoarchaeological project in Tunisia (Moknine) and an experimental open-air lab for pyrotechnology locally (Tucson) promote the knowledge of crafts both in antiquity and its relevance for modern societies. As the co-director of the Laboratory for Traditional Technology she works with students on experimental projects of Mediterranean focus. She has launched two Digital Humanities projects: The WebAtlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece and Social Networks of Athenian Potters.
Her research has been funded by major institutions including the Archaeological Institute of America, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies and the National Gallery of Art.
She regularly teaches undergraduate courses (Greek Art and Archaeology; Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity); graduate courses (Ancient Greek Technology; Critical Debates in Classical Antiquity); and graduate seminars (Experimental Archaeology; Technology, Labor, and Society; Greek Pottery).
In terms of global education, Professor Hasaki is the founding director of Arizona in the Aegean Study Abroad Program and has directed the intensive Summer Session program at the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA). In 2020 she returns to ASCSA to direct the Summer Seminar program entitled "Aegean Networks of Technology."
She currently serves as the Graduate Advisor for the graduate students in Classical Archaeology Emphasis and welcomes all inquiries by prospective students at email@example.com
For a full list of publications, see Eleni Hasaki's Academia Profile
Potters at Work at Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes, Hesperia Supplement 51: American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Princeton, N.J. (Fall 2019)
(2019) The Connected World of Athenian Potters: Connoisseurship, Collaborations, and Social Networks, Harvard Research Bulletin 7 (with Diane Harris Cline)
(2019). Potters and their Wheels in Ancient Greece: Skills and Secrets in Communities of Practice. M Denti and M. Villette (eds.) Archéologie des espaces artisanaux. Fouiller et comprendre les gestes des potiers, Rennes, 297–314
(2018) Craft Apprenticeship, Social Networks, and Communities of Practice in Ancient Greece, Center 38, 116–119
(2018) Terracotta Statues from Ayia Irini Kea: An Experimental Replication. E. Angliker and J. Tully (eds.) Cycladic Archaeology: New Approaches and Discoveries, Oxford, 3–26 (with R. Delozier)
(2017) Ship Iconography on the Penteskouphia Pinakes from Archaic Corinth (Greece). Pottery Industry and Maritime Trade. J. Gawronski, A. van Holk, J. Schokkenbroek (eds.), Proceedings of the13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, 66–72 (with Y. Nakas)
(2017) The Early Roman Pottery Workshop, the Classical House, and Geometric Burials at Skiadas Plot, Paroikia, Paros. Archaeologikon Deltion – Meletes 67–68 (2012–2013): 459–482 (with Y. Kourayos)
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Professor Hasaki actively engages undergraduate and graduate students in the following Laboratory and Digital Humanities Research projects:
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