Christofilis  Maggidis, Ph.D

  • President of the Mycenaean Foundation 
  • Chr. Roberts Chair, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Dickinson College
  • Field Director of Mycenae and the MY.SPE.AR. Project​​


  • Postdoctoral, Brown University (1999) ​
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1994)
  • B.A., Athens University, Greece (1988)

Born in Greece, Christofilis Maggidis received a vigorous classical education in the Classical Lyceum of the Anavryta 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).

Professor Maggidis taught archaeology, ancient history, classics, and philosophy at Campus College and the University of Indianapolis, Athens (1996-1997). Since 2001, Professor Maggidis holds the Christopher Roberts Chair in Archaeology at Dickinson College, where he created the Department of Archaeology and led it from inception to success, designed the Keck Archaeology Lab and its innovative dig simulator, and directed Dickinson's acclaimed field school at Mycenae, Greece. At Dickinson, Professor Maggidis teaches courses in the art, architecture, and archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean, Classical Greece, Republican/Imperial Rome, Ancient Egypt and the Near East (Mesopotamia and Anatolia), in ancient Greek religion and sanctuaries, burial customs, athletics, ancient landscape and topography, ancient history, politics and diplomacy, the Athenian democracy, and ancient technology.

Christofilis Maggidis is an active field archaeologist with long field experience since 1985 at major archaeological sites (Thera, Idaean Cave and Archanes in Crete, Glas, Mycenae) as a trench master, sector supervisor, field director (Mycenae) and director (Glas). Professor Maggidis is currently Field Director of the Lower Town Excavation at Mycenae (2001-), and Field Director of the Spercheios Valley Archaeological Project (2018-). His main research interests focus on Aegean Prehistory (especially Minoan and Mycenaean pottery, architecture, religion, society, economy, and foreign relations), but also include Classical Greek Sculpture and Architecture, Archaeological Methodology and Interpretation. Professor Maggidis has given 40 invited lectures and presented 47 international conference papers around the world. His publications comprise 23 articles, numerous excavation reports, and four forthcoming books: The Lower Town of Mycenae I: Archaeogeophysical Survey 2003-2013 (submitted for publication); The Lower Town of Mycenae II: Archaeological Excavations 2007-2013 (in working progress); The Palatial Workshops of Mycenae: The Artisans' Workshops and the House of Columns (in progress, near completion); Mycenae Excavations: Building K (in working progress).

Professor Maggidis was elected President of the Mycenaean Foundation in 2013. Under his presidency, the Foundation raised funds and received grants, rennovated its magnificent mansions at Mycenae, established the Melathron American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae, and dynamically engaged educational programs, research projects, and cultural activities in collaboration with affiliated renowned universities, institutes, and organizations around the world.  

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