About Eleni Hasaki
Eleni Hasaki is a Mediterranean archaeologist with research interests in the craft technologies of Classical antiquity, especially ceramics, the spatial organization of workshops, craft apprenticeship and social networks of communities of practice. Her publications focus on ceramic production centers from ancient Greece, experimental projects of Bronze Age Aegean ceramics, the potter's wheel from historical Greece, as well as representations of artisans. She co-directs of the Laboratory for Traditional Technology where she supervises experimental archaeology projects.
Her current projects include:
WebAtlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece, where she directs a searchable database for ceramic production in ancient Greece covering five millennia.
The Social Networks of the Athenian Potters, Supported with fellowships from the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies, Hasaki codirects the collaborative project of modelling communities of practice in ancient contexts.
Communities of Practice in Transition: The Ethnoarchaeological Project in Moknine (Tunisia) where she documents the technological, social, and economic factors involved in a massive relocation of an old potters' quarter in a new location.
She teaches a large range of undergraduate and graduate courses on Greek art and archaeology, ancient technology, ceramics, health and medicine in ancient Mediterranean. Hasaki works closely with the Honors College as Honors Professor, Flinn Scholar Mentor, and Faculty Fellow. In terms of global engagement for students she has directed the ASCSA Summer Session, Summer Seminar, and has established the Arizona in the Aegean Summer Study Abroad program in the Cyclades (Greece).For 2014-2018 she was the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Anthropology. She has served as the President of the Tucson Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, and as the Vice-President of the Hellenic Cultural Foundation.
Professor Hasaki is the Graduate Advisor for the Classical Archaeology Emphasis in the Classics MA program at the University of Arizona. She welcomes inquiries by prospective graduate students with similar interests (pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology at the School of Anthropology or an M.A. degree at the Classics Department) 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)
(2016) Roman and Byzantine Ceramic Kilns in Greece (1st-15th c.)Continuities and Changes in Kiln Typology and Spatial Organization of Production. In. N. Cucuzza, B.M. Giannattasio and S. Pallecchi (eds), Archeologia delle produzioni ceramiche nel mondo antico: spazi, prodotti, strumenti e tecniche, Ariccia, 209–229 (with C. Raptis)
Conference Papers (selection)
(2019). Potters at Work and Potters in Distress on the Penteskouphia Pinakes from Archaic Corinth. AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego, January
(2018). The WebAtlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece: Its Contribution to Medieval Ceramic Studies. XII Congress AIECM3 on Medieval and Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics, Athens Greece, October (with K. Raptis)
(2018). Beazley’s Connoisseurship-based Athenian Kerameikoi: A Social-Network Analysis, 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Bonn Germany, May (with Diane Harris Cline)
(2018) The Bronze Age Terracotta Statues from Ayia Irini, Kea and Their Costumes, AIA Annual Meeting, Boston, January (with Bernice Jones)
(2017) Pottery of the Early Polis: Despotiko and Paros. Parian and Cycladic Pottery of the Geometric and Archaic Periods: New Archaeological Records and Research Perspectives on Production, Functions, and Diffusion, July 8-9 2017, Paros, Greece (with R. Sutton and Y. Kourayos)
(2017) Space, Workforce, and Scale of Production: Ethnoarchaeological Approaches to Craft Workshops in Ancient Mediterranean, SAA Annual Meetings, Vancouver, Canada, April
(2016) Craft Apprenticeship and Multi-Craft Competencies, The Maker’s Share in Ancient Greek Art, Classical Art Research Center, Oxford University, UK, September
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM 2018: ARIZONA in the AEGEAN (Director: Dr. Eleni Hasaki: Co-leader: Dr. Robert Stephan)
This program introduces the fascinating world of ancient Greece and its masterpieces in art, architecture, and literature while traveling across the mainland and the islands of Greece. Explore the famous Parthenon, consult the all-powerful oracle at Delphi, visit the palatial seat of Mycenaean King Agamemnon at Mycenae, run in the original Olympic Stadium, discover the pioneering technology of the Cycladic islands (Paros, Naxos, Santorini), and participate in harvest-to-table gastronomical adventures.
More info on the program and an application form can be found in Arizona in the Aegean Study Abroad
2020 Season (TBA)
Past Seasons: 2012 Season (June 3-30); 2014 Season (June 9-July 9) ; 2016 Season (June 6-July 6, 2016); 2018 Season (June 4-July 6, 2018)
Undergraduate: Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity; Introduction to Greek Classical Art and Archaeology;
Undergraduate/Graduate: Ancient Greek Technology; Classical and Controversial: Critical Debates from Classical Antiquity; Greek Pottery: Craft and Society in Ancient Greece
Graduate: Proeminar to Classical Methods; Labor and Society in Ancient Greece; Ancient Greek Pottery; Experimental Archaeology
Areas of Study
Greece (mainland, Cyclades) and Eastern Mediterranean
North Africa (Tunisia)
Co-Director, SNAP: Social Networks of Athenian Potters (with Diane Harris-Cline, George Washington University)
Despotiko Excavations, Paros, Cyclades (Ceramic Analysis)
Roman Pottery Workshop, Paros, Cyclades
Craft Apprenticeship and Communities of Practice
Experimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology
Spatial Economics of Ceramic Workshops in Ancient and Modern Mediterranean
Archaeology of the Greek and Roman Worlds
Ph.D. in Classics and Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
M.A. in Classics and Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
B.A. in Archaeology and Art History, University of Athens, Greece (summa cum laude)