OFFICE ADDRESS : Keck Archaeology Laboratory, Department of Archaeology, P.O. Box 1773, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA 17013, U.S.A.; Office tel. 717-245-1014; e-mail: email@example.com
Postdoctoral, Brown Univ. (1999), Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (1994), B.A., Univ. of Athens, Greece (1988)
Born in Greece, Christofilis Maggidis received a thorough classical education in the Classical Lyceum of the Anavryta Model School, and the University of Athens (B.A. in History and Archaeology, 1988), being awarded several honorary distinctions and scholarships for excellence. He further pursued graduate studies on prestigious fellowships (Fulbright, William Penn, and Charles Williams Fellowships) at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, 1994), and postdoctoral studies as a Fellow at Brown University (1997-1999) and a White-Levy Research Fellow at Harvard University (1999-2001). Christofilis has also taught Archaeology, Ancient History, Classics, and Philosophy at Campus College and the University of Indianapolis, Athens, and since 2001 he has joined Dickinson College as the Christopher Roberts Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology.
Christofilis Maggidis is an active field archaeologist with long field experience since 1985 as a trench master and sector supervisor at major archaeological sites (Thera, Idaean Cave and Archanes in Crete, Glas, and Mycenae); he is currently Field Director and Assistant to the Director of the Excavations at Mycenae, Prof. Spyros Iakovidis, and Director of the Geophysical Survey of the Citadel of Glas. In 1999 he was elected to membership in the Athens Archaeological Society. His main research and teaching interests focus on Aegean Prehistory (especially Minoan and Mycenaean pottery, architecture, religion, and socioeconomic structure), but also include Classical Sculpture and Architecture, Archaeological Methodology and Interpretation. Christofilis has given 30 invited lectures and presented another 30 international conference papers worldwide. His publications comprise 15 articles, excavation reports, and four forthcoming books:The Palatial Workshops of Mycenae: The Artisans ' Workshops and the House of Columns (funded by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, to be published by the Athens Archaeological Society in 2013 – in progress, near completion);The Lower Town of Mycenae: Geophysical Survey 2003-2011 (vol. I) (publication-ready by January 2013; to be published by the Athens Archaeological Society); The Lower Town of Mycenae: Excavations 2007-2011 (vol. II) (to be published by the Athens Archaeological Society in 2015 – in progress); Mycenae Excavations: Building K (to be published by the Athens Archaeological Society in 2015 – in progress)
Installation of First Roberts Chair
Friday, May 17, 2002
The Christopher L. Roberts Chair in Archaeology had its first professor installed in a ceremony held in the Stern Center. Professor Christofilis Maggidis is the first incumbent of this chair. The Chair has been established by a gift from the Roberts Family in honor of Christopher L. Roberts, who graduated from Dickinson in 1975 with a B.A. degree in history and Latin.