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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.

Leonie Defonteyne
Leonie Defonteyne
Research Assistant, Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Leonie is responsible for adding new content and updates to the Beazley Archive Pottery Database.



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. 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

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