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Dr Peter Stewart
BA MA MPhil PhD Camb


Associate Professor in Classical Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Classics
Director, Classical Art Research Centre
Fellow, Wolfson College


Classical Art Research Centre
66 St. Giles'

Tel No: (01865) 278082

Dr Peter Stewart


Peter Stewart was born in Belfast and read classics at Clare College, Cambridge. Before moving to Oxford in 2011, he was Reader in Classical Art and its Heritage at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he served as Acting Dean in 2010-11. He previously taught at Cambridge and at Reading University, where he was Lecturer in Classics and Curator of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.

Research Keywords:

Roman Sculpture, Greek and Roman Art, Wilton House

Research Interests:

His personal research mainly lies in the field of ancient sculpture, including Roman provincial art and the sculpture collection at Wilton House, for which he is completing the history and catalogue. His past publications include, Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (Oxford, 2003); Roman Art (Oxford/Cambridge, 2004); and The Social History of Roman Art (Cambridge 2008). As Director of the Classical Art Research Centre he is responsible for the Beazley Archive and he oversees research on a range of subjects, including connections between Graeco-Roman art and the Buddhist sculpture of Gandhara.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  Peter-Stewart-Publications-18-3-14.pdf

Selected Publications:

'Nacktheit (Ikonographie)', in Realllexikon für Antike und Christentum, (Hiersemann 2013).

'Geographies of Provincialism in Roman Sculpture', Research Institutes in the History of Art Journal, (2010), Website:

'Totenmahl Reliefs in the Northern Provinces: A Case-Study in Imperial Sculpture', Journal of Roman Archaeology, Vol: 22, (2009), 253-274.

The Social History of Roman Art, (Cambridge University Press 2008).

'Gell's Idols and Roman Cult', in Art's Agency and Art History, R. Osborne and J. Tanner (eds.), (Blackwell 2007), 158-78.

Roman Art, (OUP for the Classical Association: Greece & Rome New Surveys in the Classics No. 34 2004), Notes: reprinted by Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response, (Oxford University Press 2003).