Curriculum Vitae

MICHAEL FOTIADIS (Professor; PhD Indiana University, 1985) has taught at several universities in the U.S.A. and since 1999 teaches in the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina. Greece. A prehistorian by training, he also has research and publications on issues arising from the practice of archaeology in the nation-state and in the contemporary globalized world.

email: mfotiadi@cc.uoi.gr

Brief Curriculum Vitae

1987-88 Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Archaeology, Boston University.
1988-91 Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Scholar, Michigan Society of Fellows and Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1991-92 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Acting Director, Program in Classical Archaeology, Indiana University, Bloomington.
1994-95 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of West European Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
1995-96 Visiting Research Assistant Professor, and Editor, Nestor, Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas, University of Cincinnati.
1996-99 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

FELLOWSHIPS (selection)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1997); The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1998); Collegium Budapest, Budapest (2000); Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, Princeton (2001); CNRS, Paris (2003); Max Plank Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin (2007).

Kitrini Limni regional project, West Macedonia, Greece, field director (1987-92) and publication head (1994-present). In collaboration with IZ' Ephoreia, Greek Archaeological Service.
Petrota sites and resources survey (Palaeolithic to Bronze Age), Thrace, Greece, 1998-present. Co-director. In collaboration with N. Efstratiou (University of Thessaloniki) and IΘ' Ephoreia, Greek Archaeological Service.

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
In refereed journals
1990 (junior author; with P.J. Watson) ‘The razor's edge: Symbolic-structuralist archaeology and the expansion of archaeological inference,’ American Anthropologist 92: 613-29.
1993 ‘Regions of the imagination: Archaeologists, local people, and the archaeological record in fieldwork, Greece,’ Journal of European Archaeology 1.2: 151-68.
1994 ‘What is archaeology's 'mitigated objectivism' mitigated by? Comments on Wylie,’ American Antiquity 59: 545-55 (with A. Wylie's reply, pp. 556-60).
1995 ‘Modernity and the past-still-present: Politics of time in the birth of regional archaeological projects in Greece,’ American Journal of Archaeology  99: 59-78.
1996 (with S. Andreou and K. Kotsakis) ‘Review of Aegean Prehistory V: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Northern Greece,’ American Journal of Archaeology 100: 537-97.
1997 ‘Regional projects and cultural identity: Beyond ethical questions,’ Archaeological Dialogues 4: 102-13.
2001 ‘Imagining Macedonia in prehistory, ca. 1900-1930,’ Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 14: 115-35.
2004 ‘Ruins into relics: Classical archaeology, European identities and their refractions,’ Pharos. Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens 11: 83-94.
2006 ‘Factual claims in late nineteenth century European prehistory and the descent of a modern discipline’s ideology,’ Journal of Social Archeology 6: 5-27.
2012 ‘Displays of classical sculpture and the demand for authenticity,’ Lychnos. Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society, 135-52.
2016a ‘Aegean prehistory without Schliemann,’ Hesperia 85: 91-119.
2016b ‘Leaf-points from Petrota (Greek Thrace) and the Palaeolithic chronology of the Vrahos chert quarry,’ Annual of the British School at Athens 106: 1-11.
2019 (main author, with five co-authors) ‘Megalo Nisi Galanis (6300–1800 BC): Constructing a cultural sequence for the Neolithic west Macedonia, Greece,’ Annual of the British School at Athens 109, 1–40
Many book reviews in American Journal of Archaeology, American Journal of Semiotics, American Antiquity, Cambridge Archaeological Journal (1982-2013).

In refereed books
1992 ‘Units of data as deployment of disciplinary codes,’ in J.-C. Gardin and C.C. Peebles, eds, Representations in Archaeology, Indiana University Press,132-48.
1999 ‘Comparability, equivalency, and contestation,’ in J. Robb, ed., Material Symbols: Culture and Economy in Prehistory, Carbondale, IL: Center for Archaeological Investigations, 385-98.
2001 ‘The historicism of postprocessual archaeology and its pleasures,’ in G.W. Most, ed., Historicization-Historisierung, Aporemata. Kritische Studien zur Philologiegeschichte, 5, Göttingen: Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht, 339-64.
2010 ‘There is a blue elephant in the room: From state institutions to citizen indifference,’ in A. Stroulia and S.B. Sutton, eds, Archaeology in Situ: Sites, Archaeology and Communities in Greece, Lexington Books, 447-56.
2012 ‘Thoughts on the seminars,’ in J. Elkins, ed., What do Artists Know?, Pennsylvania State University Press, 143-45.
2013 ‘Naked presence and disciplinary wording,’ in S.C. Humphreys and R.G. Wagner, eds, Modernity’s Classics. Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 293-313.
2015 ‘Students first, please!,’ in C. Hillerdal and J. Siapkas, eds, Debating Archaeological Empiricism, Routledge, 104-16.
2017a ‘Afterthoughts,’ in N. Momigliano and A. Farnoux, eds, Cretomania. Modern Desires for the Minoan Past. British School at Athens – Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies 3, Routledge, London & New York, 195-201.
2017b ‘Are histories of archaeology good to think with?’ in S. Voutsaki and P. Cartledge, eds, Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities: A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece, Routledge, London & New York, 186-98.
2018 ‘Knowledge and inference,’ in S. L. López Varela, ed., The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0337

Edited volumes:
2006 Co-editor (with P. Darcque and O. Polychronopoulou), Mythos. La préhistoire Égéenne du XIXe au XXIe siècle après J.-C. BCH Supplément 46.
2017 Co-editor (with R. Laffineur, Y. Lolos and A. Vlachopoulos), ΕΣΠΕΡΟΣ / HESPEROS, The Aegean Seen from the West. Proceedings of the 16th International Aegean Conference, Aegaeum 41, Peeters, Leuven-Liège.

(Detailed CV available on request)

Courses offered in Spring 2017
The archaeology of human evolution (upper level undergraduate)
History of prehistoric archaeology in Europe (upper level undergraduate seminar)
The Neanderthal legacy (graduate level seminar)

Course offered in Fall 2019
Climate from the Upper Pleistocene to the Anthropocene (130 ka BP to the 21st c.; graduate level seminar)