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).
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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.
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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).
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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 has developed the database and programming infrastructure underlying the Beazley Archive Pottery Database and CARC's other online resources: www.beazley.ox.ac.uk, www.cvaonline.org. He has developed the public facing systems of CLAROS and World of Ancient Art. He graduated from Hertford College, Oxford with an MA in Engineering and Computing Science. He also directs the software development business www.solutions-factory.co.uk, the venue management business venuemanagement.systems, the technical development of insurance and finance business www.cpu.co.uk, and is a volunteer director of the community energy organisation www.carmarthenshireenergy.org.
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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.
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.
As a specialist Senior Researcher on gems, Claudia Wagner established the Classical Art Research Centre's gems database and research programme. She completed her Oxford DPhil (1997) on 'Dedication Practices on the Athenian Acropolis 8th to 4th Centuries B.C.' and has written extensively on gem collecting. She is co-author, with Sir John Boardman and other researchers, of numerous works on historically important collections, including the Marlborough and Alnwick Castle gems. Her publications on Greek vases include Greek Vases in the Frits Lugt Collection (Paris, 2010) with Thomas Mannack. She is currently working on a testbed project for the Oxford Createch initiative, exploring applications of AI and machine learning to imagery on engraved gems.
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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
- Dr Bettany Hughes
- Mr Andrew Wong
- Prof RRR Smith
- Dr Paul Roberts
- Dr Maria Stamatopoulou
- Prof Jonathan Prag
- Prof Alixe Bovey (Chair)