Contact

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Classics
UCB 248
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0248
Office: (303) 492-8184
Fax: (303) 492-1026
dimitri.nakassis@colorado.edu

Education

2006                     Ph.D., Classics, The University of Texas at Austin
2003–2004           Regular member, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2000                     M.A., Classics, The University of Texas at Austin
1997                     B.A., Classical Archaeology and Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Employment

2016–                   University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Classics, Professor
2013–2016           University of Toronto, Department of Classics, Associate Professor
2014–2015           University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Classics, Visiting Associate Professor
2008–2013           University of Toronto, Department of Classics, Assistant Professor
2007–2008           The Florida State University, Department of Classics, Visiting Assistant Professor
2006–2007           Trinity University, Department of Classical Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor

Publications

Books

2013     Individuals and Society in Mycenaean Pylos, Mnemosyne Supplements, History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity 358 (Leiden/Boston: Brill). Pp. xviii, 448.

Reviews: J. Bennet, AHBReviews | Y. Duhoux, L'Antiquite Classique | S. Hiller, Gymnasium | M. Lane, CR K. Lantzas, AJA M. Müller, Sehepunkte | B. Olsen, BMCR | R. Pierini, CJ J. Younger, CAJ

Edited Volumes

2016     D. Nakassis, M. Galaty, and W. Parkinson, editors. “Discussion and Debate: Reciprocity in Aegean Palatial Societies: Gifts, Debt, and the Foundations of Economic Exchange,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1, 61-132.
2014     D. Nakassis, J. Gulizio, and S. A. James, editors. KE-RA-ME-JA: Studies Presented to Cynthia W. Shelmerdine. Prehistory Monographs 46 (Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press). Pp. xxii, 314.

Reviews: H. Whittaker, AJA | V. Petrakis, BMCR 

2013     W. Parkinson, D. Nakassis, and M. Galaty, editors. “Forum: Crafts, Specialists, and Markets in Mycenaean Greece,” American Journal of Archaeology 117.3, 413–459.
2011     M. Galaty, D. Nakassis, and W. Parkinson, editors. “Forum: Redistribution in Aegean Palatial Societies,” American Journal of Archaeology 115.2, 175–244.

Journal Articles

2018      P.E. Tetford, J.R. Desloges, and D. Nakassis, “The Potential Relationship Between Archaeological Artifact Exposure and Surface Geomorphic Processes: Northeastern Peloponnese, Greece,” Journal of Field Archaeology 43.7: 538–550. https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2018.1518947
2017      Caraher, W., R.S. Moore, D. Nakassis, and D.K. Pettegrew, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project: Recent Work at the Site of Pyla-Vikla,” Report of the Department of AntiquitiesCyprus, 2011-12: 443–459.
2017      P.E. Tetford, J.R. Desloges, and D. Nakassis, “Modelling surface geomorphic processes using the RUSLE and specific stream power in a GIS framework, NE Peloponnese, Greece,” Modeling Earth Systems and Environment 3.4: 1229–1244. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-017-0391-z
2016       M. Galaty, D. Nakassis, and W. Parkinson, “Introduction,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1: 61–70.
2013       W. Parkinson, D. Nakassis, and M. Galaty, “Crafts, Specialists, and Markets in Mycenaean Greece: Introduction,” American Journal of Archaeology 117.3: 413–422.
2012       “Prestige and Interest: Feasting and the King in Mycenaean Pylos,” Hesperia 81.1: 1–30.
2011       “Athens, Kylon, and the Dipolieia,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 51.3: 363–381.
2011       M. Galaty, D. Nakassis and W. Parkinson, “Introduction: Why Redistribution?” American Journal of Archaeology 115.2: 175–176.
2011       D. Nakassis, M. Galaty and W. Parkinson, “Redistributive Economies from a Theoretical and Cross-Cultural Perspective,” American Journal of Archaeology 115.2: 177–184.
2006       T. F. Tartaron, T. E. Gregory, D. J. Pullen, J. S. Noller, R. M. Rothaus, J. L. Rife, L. Diacopoulos, R. L. Schon, W. R. Caraher, D. K. Pettegrew, and D. Nakassis, “The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey: Integrated Methods for a Dynamic Landscape,” Hesperia 75.4: 453–523.
2006       W. Caraher, D. Nakassis and D. Pettegrew, “Siteless Survey and Intensive Data Collection in an Artifact-Rich Environment: Case Studies from the Eastern Corinthia, Greece,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 19.1: 7–43.
2004       “Gemination at the Horizons: East and West in the Mythical Geography of Archaic Greek Epic,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 134.2: 215–233.

Book chapters

2018       “Beauty in clay: Aesthetics and script in Mycenaean Greece,” in Οι Αμέτρητες Όψεις του Ωραίου στην Αρχαία Τέχνη [The Countless Aspects of Beauty in Ancient Art], ed. Μ. Λαγογιάννη-Γεωργακαράκου (Αθήνα - Ταμείο Αρχαιολογικών Πόρων και Απαλλοτριώσεων) 51-56.
2017       D. Nakassis and K. Pluta, “Vorsprung durch Technik:  Imaging the Linear B Tablets from Pylos,” in Aegean Scripts. Proceedings of the 14th International Colloquium on Mycenaean Studies. Copenhagen, 2-5 September 2015, ed. M.-L. Nosch and H. Landenius Enegren (Roma: Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico) 285-298.
2017       S. Gallimore, S. James, W. Caraher, and D. Nakassis, “To Argos: Archaeological Survey in the Western Argolid, 2014-2016,” in From Maple to Olive: Proceedings of a Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece, Athens, 10-11 June 2016, ed. D.W. Rupp and J.E. Tomlinson. Publications of the Canadian Institute in Greece 10 (Athens: Canadian Institute in Greece) 421-438.
2017       D. Nakassis and K. Pluta, “The Linear B Tablets from Pylos,” in Odysseys, ed. M. Lagogianni-Georgakarakou (Athens: Archaeological Receipts Fund) 91-96. [=D. Nakassis and K. Pluta (2016) “Οι πινακίδες της Γραμμικής Β Γραφής της Πύλου,” in Οδύσσειες, ed. Μ. Λαγογιάννη-Γεωργακαράκου (Αθήνα - Ταμείο Αρχαιολογικών Πόρων και Απαλλοτριώσεων) 91-96.]
2015       “Labor and Individuals in Late Bronze Age Pylos,” in Labor in the Ancient Near East, ed. P. Steinkeller and M. Hudson (Dresden: ISLET-Verlag) 583-615.
2014       W. Caraher, D. Nakassis and D.K. Pettegrew, “Intensive Survey,” in Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of An Ancient Coastal Town. American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Reports 21, ed. W. Caraher, R.S. Moore and D.K. Pettegrew (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research) 17-47.
2014       J. Gulizio and D. Nakassis, “The Minoan Goddess(es): Textual Evidence for Minoan Religion,” in KE-RA-ME-JA: Studies Presented to Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, ed. D. Nakassis, J. Gulizio, and S. A. James  (Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press) 115-128.
2013       “Structuration and the State in Mycenaean Greece,” in Agency in Ancient Writing, ed. J. Englehardt (Boulder: University Press of Colorado) 231–247.
2013       J. Englehardt and D. Nakassis, “Introduction: Individual Intentionality, Social Structure, and Material Agency in Early Writing and Emerging Script Technologies,” in Agency in Ancient Writing, ed. J. Englehardt (Boulder: University Press of Colorado) 1–18.
2012       “Labor Mobilization in Mycenaean Pylos,” in Étudies mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens (Biblioteca di Pasiphae 10), ed. P. Carlier, C. De Lamberterie, M. Egetmeyer, N. Guilleux, F. Rougemont and J. Zurbach (Pisa-Rome: Fabrizio Serra) 269-283.
2010       D. Nakassis, M. Galaty and W. Parkinson, “State and Society,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean, ed. E. H. Cline (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 239–250.
2010       “Reevaluating Staple and Wealth Finance at Mycenaean Pylos,” in Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age, ed. D. J. Pullen (Oxford: Oxbow Books) 127–148.
2008       “Named Individuals and the Mycenaean State at Pylos,” in Colloquium Romanum, Atti del XII colloquio internazionale di Micenologia, Roma, 20–25 febbraio 2006, ed. A. Sacconi, M. del Freo, L. Godart and M. Negri (Rome: Fabrizio Serra) 549–561.
2003       D. Nakassis and K. Pluta, “Linear A and Multidimensional Scaling,” in Metron: Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age, Aegaeum 24, ed. K.P. Foster and R. Laffineur (Liège and Austin: Université de Liège/The University of Texas at Austin) 335–342.

Reports

2017       D.W. Rupp, T. Carter, A. Charami, B. Burke, B. Burns, Z. Bonias, J.Y. Perreault, D. Nakassis, S. Gallimore, S. James, S. Karapanou, M.J. Haagsma, “Fieldwork of the Canadian Institute in Greece in 2014,” Mouseion 14.2, 173-195.
2018        D.W. Rupp, Z. Bonias, J.Y. Perreault, A. Charami, B. Burke, B. Burnes, T. Carter, D. Athanasoulis, D. Nakassis, S. Gallimore, S. James, S. Karapanou, M. Haagsma, L. Surtees, "Fieldwork of the Canadian Institute in 2015," Mouseion 15.2, 297-319.

Forthcoming

  1. “Homeric Geography,” in The Cambridge Homer Encyclopedia, ed. C. Pasche (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  2. “The economy,” in A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean, ed. I. Lemos and A. Kotsonas (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell).
  3. “The extractive systems of the Mycenaean world,” in Mechanics of Extraction, ed. J. Valk, I.S. Marín and R. Campbell (New York: NYU Press).
  4. D. Nakassis, K. Pluta and J. Hruby, “The Pylos Tablets Digital Project: Aegean scripts in the 21st century,” in New Approaches to Ancient Material Culture in the Greek & Roman World, ed. C.L. Cooper and A. Surtees (Leiden: Brill).

Reviews

2018       E. Mackil and D. Nakassis. Julien Zurbach, Les hommes, la terre et la dette en Grèce, c. 1400-c. 500 a.C. (2 vols.). Scripta antiqua, 95. Bordeaux: Ausonius Éditions, 2017. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.08.06
2016       Eric H. Cline, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. In Mouseion 13, 153-155.
2015       Richard Hope Simpson, Mycenaean Messenia and the Kingdom of Pylos (Prehistory monographs 34). Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2014. In The Journal of Hellenic Studies 135, 261–262.
2015       Barbara A. Olsen, Women in Mycenaean Greece: The Linear B Tablets from Pylos and Knossos. New York/London: Routledge, 2014. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.03.45.
2013       Walter Gauß, Michael Lindblom, R. Angus K. Smith, and James C. Wright, eds. Our Cups Are Full: Pottery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Papers Presented to Jeremy B. Rutter on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2011. In American Journal of Archaeology 117.2.
2012       Yannis A. Lolos, Land of Sikyon: Archaeology and History of a Greek City-State. Hesperia Supplement 39. Princeton: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2011. In Classical Journal Online 2012.11.06.
2011       Bryan E. Burns, Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. In Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews 1, 82–85.
2010       Françoise Rougemont, Contrôle économique et administration à l'époque des palais mycéniens (fin du IIe millénaire av. J.-C.) (Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d'Athènes et de Rome 332).  Athens:  École française d’Athènes, 2009.  In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.09.14
2010       Hedvig Landenius Enegren, The People of Knossos: Prosopographical Studies in the Knossos Linear B Archives (Boreas. Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Easter Civilizations 30). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2008. In Journal of Hellenic Studies 130, 249–250.
2009       R. Drew Griffith, Mummy Wheat: Egyptian Influence on the Homeric View of the Afterlife and the Eleusinian Mysteries (Lanham, Maryland 2008). In Canadian Journal of African Studies 43.3, 593–596.
2009       Yves Duhoux and Anna Morpurgo Davies, editors, A Companion to Linear B. Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World. Volume 1, Louvain-la-Neuve 2008. In Classical Review 39.2, 327–329.
2008       Philip Betancourt, The Chrysokamino Metallurgy Workshop and its Territory, Princeton 2006. In Mouseion 8.2, 290–293.
2008       Michael Galaty and William Parkinson, editors, Rethinking Mycenaean Palaces II. Revised and Expanded Second Edition, Los Angeles 2007. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.07.57
2007       John Heath, The Talking Greeks, Cambridge 2005.  In Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 17.1, 142–144.
2002       Sofia Voutsaki and John Killen, editors, Economy and Politics in the Mycenaean Palace States, Cambridge 2001. In Minos 35–36 (2000–2001 [2002]) 499–502.

External research grants

2017       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos” (co-PI, with K. Pluta), $5,000 USD
2017       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Western Argolid Regional Project,” $4,000 USD
2016       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Western Argolid Regional Project,” $8,690 USD
2015       Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, “The Western Argolid Regional Project: an intensive archaeological survey in Greece” (co-PI, with Scott Gallimore) $160,842 CAD
2015       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Western Argolid Regional Project,” $10,800 USD
2015       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos” (co-PI, with K. Pluta), $15,000 USD
2014       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Western Argolid Regional Project,” $8,680 USD
2014       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos” (co-PI, with K. Pluta), $12,000 USD
2013       Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communication and Information grant (co-director of project; co-PIs K. Pluta and J. Newhard), $50,000 USD
2013       Loeb Classical Library Foundation, “Imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos” (co-PI, with K. Pluta), $34,376 USD
2013       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos” (co-PI, with K. Pluta), $10,000 USD
2012       Loeb Classical Library Foundation, “The Western Argolid Regional Project: Spatial database development,” $17,300 USD
2010       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project” (co-PI, with W. Caraher), $5,960 USD
2009       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project” (co-PI, with W. Caraher), $12,585 USD
2008       Institute for Aegean Prehistory, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project” (co-PI, with W. Caraher), $10,632 USD
2008       Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, Cyprus,” (co-PI, with R.S. Moore), £1,500 GBP
2007       Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation, “Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, Cyprus,” (co-PI, with W. Caraher), $3,000 USD

Internal grants and select awards

2015       MacArthur Foundation Fellow, $625,000 USD (2016-2020)
2015       Archaeology Centre Summer Research Funds, $2,950 CAD
2014       SSHRC Institutional Grant, $661.12 CAD
2014       University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science Bridge Funding, $5,000 CAD
2014       SSHRC Institutional Grant, $1,183.32 CAD
2013       Michael Ventris Memorial Award, Institute of Classical Studies, £2,000 GBP
2013       SSHRC Institutional Grant, $2,000 CAD
2012       SSHRC Institutional Grant, $1,500 CAD
2011       SSHRC Institutional Grant, $763.04 CAD
2009       Norwood Travelling Fellowship, University of Toronto, Department of Classics, $4,000 CAD
2008       Start-Up Award, University of Toronto, Department of Classics, $5,000 CAD
2008       Connaught Start-Up Award, University of Toronto, $10,000 CAD
2007       Outstanding Dissertation Award, The University of Texas at Austin and University Co-op, $3,000 USD
2005-6   William S. Livingston Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, $19,000 USD
2003-4   Heinrich Schliemann Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, $8,840 USD

Invited talks

2018      “Seeing like a Mycenaean state,” C. Densmore Curtis Lecture, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College, 26 October
2018      “Before coins and cabotage? The prehistory of the Greek economy,” Elizabeth Hunter lecture, Department of Classics, Florida State University, 16 October
2018      “Deciphering the age of heroes: Texts, archaeology and legends of Bronze Age Greece,” 10th John Charles lecture, Wabash College, 1 October
2017       “Telling stories from laundry lists: Linear B and Mycenaean histories,” Department of Classics, Stanford University, 1 May
2017       “These aren’t the Mycenaeans we’re looking for,” Nemea Center Seminar, University of California Berkeley, 21 March
2017       “Doing archaeology in a digital age: challenges and opportunities,” The futures of Classical antiquity symposium, Smith College, 4 March
2016       “Unthinking the Mycenaeans: towards a new history of the Late Bronze Age Aegean,” Aegean Seminar, University of Zagreb, 5 April
2016       “Vorsprung durch Technik: digital technologies, archaeology, and the future of Aegean scripts, Aegean Seminar, University of Zagreb, 5 April
2016       “Deconstructing and reconstructing the Mycenaean world: text, history, and archaeology,” Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 31 March
2016       “The Mycenaeans in Greek History: Orientalism and Master Narratives,” British School at Athens, 29 February
2016       “Seeing like a Mycenaean state: the people of Pylos and Knossos,” Department of Classics, Cambridge University, 18 February
2016       “Digital Nestor: Aegean scripts in the 21st century,” Mycenaean Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 17 February
2016       “From types to relations: complicating the economic history of the Greek Late Bronze Age,” Canadian Institute in Greece, 27 January
2014       “Cities and Thrones and Powers: Rethinking the End of Mycenaean Civilization,” Open Meeting of the Canadian Institute in Greece, 14 May
2012      “Rethinking Mycenaean Society,” The University of Chicago, Interdisciplinary Archaeology and Ancient Societies Workshops, 26 April; Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium, 11 May
2010       “Apocalypse or Liberation? Narratives of Collapse in the Greek Late Bronze Age,” Ontario Aegean Archaeology Day at the ROM, Toronto, 6 March
2009       “When did the Greeks first come to Cyprus?” Cypriot Archaeology Day at the ROM, Toronto, 6 December
2009       “Under the Sceptre of Agamemnon? Economy, Archaeology and Texts in Mycenaean Greece,” The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Classics, 12 November
2008       “Where’s the Beef? Agency, Archaeology and Linear B,” Stanford Archaeology Center Workshop, 4 December

Conference papers

2017      S. Gallimore, W. Caraher, S. James, and D. Nakassis, “On the Banks of the Ancient Streams of the Inachos: The Western Argolid Regional Project, 2014-2016,” AIA, Toronto, 8 January
2016      D. Nakassis, S. Gallimore, S. James, and W. Caraher, “To Argos: Archaeological survey in the Western Argolid, 2014-2015,” From Maple to Olive: A Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece, Athens, 11 June
2016      S. James, D. Nakassis, S. Gallimore, and W. Caraher, “The Western Argolid Regional Project: Results of the 2015 Season,” AIA, San Francisco, 8 January
2016      D. Nakassis, W. Caraher, S. James, S. Gallimore, and I. Antoniadou, “Roads, Routes and Abandoned Villages in the Western Argolid,” AIA, San Francisco, 8 January
2015      D. Nakassis, S. James, S. Gallimore, “The Western Argolid Regional Project: Results of the 2014 Season,” AIA, New Orleans, 9 January
2014      M. Galaty, D. Nakassis, and W. Parkinson, “Introduction to Reciprocity in Aegean Palatial Societies: Gifts, Debt, and the Foundations of Economic Exchange,” AIA, Chicago, 3 January
2014      D. Nakassis and K. Pluta, “Digital imaging of the Linear B tablets from the “Palace of Nestor,” AIA, Chicago, 3 January
2013      “Livin’ in a New World: Elite Strategies during the Mycenaean Collapse,” SAA, Honolulu, 6 April
2012      “Performing Kingship in Mycenaean Pylos,” AIA, Philadelphia, 7 January
2012      W. Parkinson, D. Nakassis, and M. Galaty, “Crafts, Specialists, and Markets in Mycenaean Greece,” AIA, Philadelphia, 7 January
2011       “Think Globally, Act Locally? Interpreting Ritual Performance in Bronze Age and Classical Greece,” Archaeology of Performance, Toronto, 18 March
2011       “Building a Better Model of Mycenaean Society,” AIA, San Antonio, 7 January
2010       “Labor in Mycenaean Pylos,” 13th International Colloquium on Aegean Texts, Paris, 23 September
2009       “Structuration and the state in Late Bronze Age Greece,” SAA, Atlanta, 26 April
2009      D. Nakassis and W. Parkinson, “Redistributive Economies in Theoretical and Cross-cultural Perspective,” AIA, Philadelphia, 10 January
2007       “Financing the State in the Aegean Bronze Age,” Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age, Langford Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 24 February
2007       “The Individual as an Analytical Category for the Integration of Archaeological and Textual Data,” AIA, San Diego, 7 January
2006       “Individuals and the Mycenaean State at Pylos,” XII Colloquio Internazionale di Micenologia, Rome, 24 February
2006       “Agency and the Mycenaean State,” AIA, Montréal, 7 January
2005       “Labor and Individuals in Late Bronze Age Pylos,” International Scholars Conference on Ancient Near Eastern Economies, Hirschbach, Germany, 2 May
2005       W. Caraher, D. Nakassis, and D. Pettegrew, “Siteless Survey And Intensive Data Collection in an Artifact-Rich Environment: Case Studies from the Eastern Korinthia, Greece,” SAA, Salt Lake City, 1 April
2005       “Prosopography and the State in Mycenaean Greece,” APA, Boston, 9 January
2005       “Craft Specialists and the Mycenaean State: The Case of the Pylian Bronze-Smiths,” AIA, Boston, 8 January
2003       “Murder, Pollution, and Expiation in the Kylonian Conspiracy and the Dipolieia,” APA, New Orleans, 6 January
2002       J. Gulizio and D. Nakassis, “The Minoan Goddess(es): Textual Evidence for Minoan Religion,” Classical Association of the Midwest and South, Austin, 4 April
2002       D. J. Pullen, T. F. Tartaron, R. M. Rothaus, D. Nakassis, A. Dill, “Patterns in the Later Prehistory of the Eastern Korinthia,” AIA, Philadelphia, 5 January
2002       “Semi-rational Geography and Eschatological Gemination in Homer,” APA, Philadelphia, 4 January

Posters

2015      Z. Bartholomew, J. Newhard, N. Levine, K. Pluta, and D. Nakassis, “The Development of a Legacy GIS for the Contextualization of the Linear B Deposits from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos,” AIA, New Orleans, 9 January
2014      J. Baxley, B. Rennison, J. Newhard, K. Pluta, and D. Nakassis, “The Use of Structured Light Scanning for the Study of the Linear B Deposits from Pylos, Messenia, Greece,” AIA, Chicago, 3 January

Workshops

2018      Panelist, “Funding Sources and Grant Writing,” AIA, Boston, 6 January

Organized sessions

2014       D. Nakassis, M. Galaty, W. Parkinson, “Reciprocity in Aegean Palatial Societies: Gifts, Debt, and the Foundations of Economic Exchange,” AIA, Chicago, 3 January
2012       W. Parkinson, D. Nakassis, M. Galaty, “Crafts, Specialists, and Markets in Mycenaean Greece,” AIA, Philadelphia, 7 January
2009       M. Galaty, D. Nakassis, W. Parkinson, “Redistribution in Aegean Palatial Societies,” AIA, Philadelphia, 10 January

Departmental papers

2012      “Orientalism and Master Narrative in Greek (Pre)history,” Work in Progress Seminar in Ancient Greek and Roman History, 18 October
2008       “Murder, Pollution and Expiation in the Kylonian Conspiracy and the Dipolieia Festival,” Work in Progress Seminar in Ancient Greek and Roman History, 6 November

Community outreach

2016       “‘The Greeks’: Archaeology Uncovered,” National Geographic Museum, 14 September
2015       “Rethinking the Mycenaean World,” Western Illinois Society of the AIA (Augustana), 29 September, Ann Arbor Society of the AIA, 30 September
2014-15  “The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in Southern Greece,” Boulder Society of the AIA, 19 February 2014; Western Illinois Society of the AIA (Monmouth), 28 September 2015; “History, Archaeology, and Landscape in Southern Greece: the Western Argolid Regional Project,” International Archaeology Day, Boulder Society of the AIA, 24 October 2015
2015       “Apocalypse Then: The Collapse of the Bronze Age World,” McClanahan Lecture, 28 January
2013       “Digitizing prehistory: Aegean script in the 21st century,” Niagara Society of the AIA, 17 November
2010       “Archaeology and (un)deciphered scripts in Bronze Age Greece,” The Practice of History Today: A conference for high school students interest in history (sponsored by the Department of History in partnership with the Toronto District School Board), 30 April
2009       “Homer and History,” The Practice of History Today: A conference for high school students interest in history (sponsored by the Department of History in partnership with the Toronto District School Board), 16 April
2008-2015   “Paupers and Peasants and Princes and Kings: Reconstructing Society in Late Bronze Age Greece,” Toronto Society of the AIA, 22 October; Rochester Society of the AIA, 17 November 2011; Buffalo Society of the AIA, 18 November 2011; University of North Dakota, 25 October 2012; Boulder Society of the AIA, 15 November 2012; Denver Society of the AIA, 18 January 2015

Archaeological fieldwork

2017–                                  Fortifications of the Western Argolid: co-director
2011–                       Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP): co-director
2006–2010               Pyla Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP): co-field director, trench supervisor
2003, 2006–2007     Nemea Valley Archaeological Project (NVAP): trench supervisor
2004–2005               Corinth Excavations: trench supervisor
1999–2002               Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey (EKAS): field walker (1999), team leader (2000-2002)
2000–2001               Iklaina Archaeological Project (IKAP): team leader
1997                         Greek Archaeological Service (8th ephorate of prehistoric and classical antiquities [Kerkyra], 20th ephorate of prehistoric and classical antiquity [Mytilene]): trench supervisor
1996                         Petras Excavations: trench supervisor
1995                         Leptiminus Archaeological Project: student volunteer

Professional service

2017–           Membership committee, Modern Greek Studies Association
2017–           Website oversight committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2016          Editorial advisory board, American Journal of Archaeology
2016          IT committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2015–           Felicia A. Holton Book Award Committee, Archaeological Institute of America
2015             Nominating committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2015–           Advisory board, The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota
2015–           Editorial board, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
2012–           Board of directors, Canadian Institute in Greece
20112014   President, Toronto chapter, Archaeological Institute of America
20112015   Committee on Admissions and Fellowships, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
2010–           Managing committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
20082016   Executive committee, Toronto chapter, Archaeological Institute of America
Manuscript reviewer: American Journal of Archaeology, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Classical World, Current Anthropology, Mouseion, University Press of Florida, INSTAP Academic Press
Grant reviewer: National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)

Departmental and university service

University of Colorado Boulder

Research & Innovation Office advisory board, 2018–
Fountain Symposium Committee, chair, 2017–2018
Inclusive Excellence Committee, 2017–2018
McClanahan Essay Prize Committee, 2017–2018
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, 2016–2017
Graduate studies committee, 2016–
Classical art & archaeology curriculum committee, 2016–
Award nominations committee, 2016–
Website committee, 2016­–
Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 2016–2019
Boulder Faculty Assembly Library Committee, 2016
Executive committee, 2016
Program fee co-coordinator, 2016

University of Toronto

Graduate examinations committee, 2011–2014
Recording secretary, 2012–2014
Departmental representative, Canadian Institute in Greece, 2012–2014
Archaeology Centre director search committee, 2012-2013
Archaeology Centre advisory committee, 2012-present
Placement officer, 2011
Graduate committee on admissions, scholarships and standing, 2010-2011
Undergraduate program review committee, 2009-2010
Public relations committee, 2009-2010
Library and Resources committee, 2008-2012