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Prof. Peter Stewart
Prof Peter Stewart
Director; Professor of Ancient Art

Before taking up the post of Director in 2011, Peter Stewart was Reader in Classical Art and its Heritage at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He was previously Lecturer in Classics and Curator of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology at Reading University. His research mainly lies in the field of ancient sculpture, including Roman provincial art, Gandharan art, and connections between artistic traditions of the ancient world. His past publications include, Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (Oxford, 2003); Roman Art (Oxford/Cambridge, 2004); The Social History of Roman Art (Cambridge 2008); and A Catalogue of the Sculpture Collection at Wilton House (Oxford, 2020).

Email:    Tel: +44 1865 278082

Prof. Sir John Boardman
Prof Sir John Boardman
Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology & Art; Senior Research Associate

Sir John Boardman is one of the foremost experts on ancient Greek art. Having served as Assistant Director of the British School at Athens between 1952 and 1955, he was Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum and later Lincoln Professor in the University of Oxford between 1978 and his retirement in 1994.  His many publications include the volumes on Greek Sculpture and Athenian Black and Red Figure vases for Thames and Hudson's World of Art series. His current work at the Classical Art Research Centre mainly involves the history of gem collections, and his recent publications in that field include The Marlborough Gems (Oxford, 2009), written with Claudia Wagner, Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, and Diana Scarisbrick.

Email:   Tel: +44 1865 278084

Sarah Knights Johnson
Sarah Knights Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Email:   Tel: +44 1865 278083 (Monday - Friday, 09.15am to 1.00pm)


Dr Thomas Mannack
Dr Thomas Mannack
Senior Researcher; Reader in Classical Iconography

Thomas Mannack directs the Beazley Archive Pottery Database. An expert on Athenian painted pottery, he took his PhD from Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel. His numerous publications on Greek vases include, The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase-Painting (Oxford, 2001); Haspels Addenda (Oxford, 2006); and Griechische Vasenmalerei: eine Einführung (Darmstadt, 2002). He has co-authored volumes of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for the collections at Oxford, Winchester and Harrow, as well as Greek Vases in the Frits Lugt Collection (Paris, 2010) and Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1989).

Email:    Tel: +44 1865 278086

Greg Parker
Greg Parker
IT Developer

Greg Parker has directed the technical development of the Classical Art Research Centre since 1996. He has managed the Centre's role in many IT based research projects, ensuring that it is always at the forefront of technology, and is responsible for the technical aspects of its several hundred webpages. He developed the database and programming infrastructure underlying the Beazley Archive Pottery Database and CARC's other online resources: He graduated from Hertford College, Oxford with an MA in Engineering and Computing Science.

Email:   Tel: +44 1559 363 979

Dr Wannaporn Kay Rienjang
Dr Wannaporn Kay Rienjang
Editorial Consultant, Gandhara Connections Project

Wannaporn Kay Rienjang completed her PhD thesis at the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Her PhD topic ‘Relic Cult Practices in Afghanistan with comparison to Dharmarajika Pakistan’ investigates the formation and transformation of the cult of Buddhist relics in the western and eastern edges of greater Gandhara. Her thesis examines stupa deposits from Kabul and Jalalabad regions in Afghanistan and Taxila in Pakistan. Her interest encompasses the archaeology, art history and material culture studies of Gandhara, particularly the aspects on manufacturing techniques, religious significance and connections between Gandhara with the Greco-Roman world, as well as with Central, South and East Asia.


Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Research Assistant, Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Before joining CARC as the Beazley Archive Pottery Database Research Assistant in 2020, Diana Rodríguez was the Junior Research Fellow Mougins Museum in Classical Art and Material Culture at Wolfson College. She has held research and teaching positions and fellowships at Oxford, Cincinnati, Edinburgh, Heidelberg, and León. She has published extensively on various aspects of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, in particular, pottery, including three books (two of them with Dr Thomas Mannack) and several articles in top international journals, such as Hesperia and the Journal of Hellenic Studies. Her current research focuses on the study of Greek material culture in the periphery of the Hellenic world as evidence of cross-cultural encounters across the Mediterranean.  Diana also worked as Research Assistant for the BAPD from 2014 to 2016.

Research Associates

Research Associates in 2021-22

  • Dr Rafiullah Khan

Research Associates in 2016-17

  • Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez

Research Associates in 2014-15

  • Dr Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus University)

Research Associates in 2013-14

  • Dr Lolita Nehru
  • Diana Scarisbrick

Advisory Board

  • Dr Bettany Hughes
  • Dr Jessica Hughes (Chair)
  • Prof Llewelyn Morgan
  • Dr Paul Roberts
  • Prof Maria Stamatopoulou
  • Prof Andrew Wilson
  • Mr Andrew Wong
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