MARIANNE BERGERON

Butler & Levett Curator of Classical Greece

Dr Marianne Bergeron
Dr Marianne Bergeron

marianne.bergeron@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
+ 44 (0)1865 288 267

Research summary
I am currently cataloguing the Ashmolean Museum’s collection of Attic black- and red-figure vases. This project has spurred my curiosity regarding the use of stock images on figured vases. I am researching the depictions of the struggle between Herakles and Apollo over the tripod and deer on Attic vases and focussing on the possible use of stock images and thus re-interpretation of The Struggle on a plate in the Museum’s collection.    

I am also interested in the patterns of distribution of Archaic Greek fine ware found at both Greek and non-Greek sites across the Mediterranean. More specifically, I am investigating the use of these fine wares in local funerary and cult practices.

CV
Marianne Bergeron joined the Ashmolean Museum in 2016 and is currently cataloguing the Attic black- and red-figure vases that make up a large proportion of the Antiquities Department’s Classical Greek collection.

Marianne studied theatre, classical archaeology, and art history at the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto prior to completing her PhD at the University of Reading in 2010. Her thesis, entitled ‘Contextualising Greek Pottery in Archaic Carthage’ examined the patterns of distribution of Archaic Greek pottery found in Carthage, and looked at possible connections with the Greek world through the different uses observed of these wares. During her postgraduate studies, Marianne lectured at the University of Reading on subjects ranging from Greek and Roman art and history to Carthaginian archaeology.

Between 2011 and 2015, Marianne worked on the British Museum’s Naukratis Project. As Project Curator, she was responsible for the cataloguing, research, and publication of the Greek pottery from the early excavations carried out at the ancient site of Naukratis (Kom Geif) in the Western Nile Delta.

Featured publications
2017 No Kids at this Drinking Party in Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Oxford Magazine, no. 73 (Oxford), pp.31-2

2016 Laconian Pottery in A. Villing, M. Bergeron, G. Bourogiannis, A. Johnston, F. Leclère, A. Masson and R. Thomas with D. Von Recklinghausen, J. Spencer, V. Smallwood, V. Webb and S. Woodford, Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt, (British Museum Online Research Catalogue)

2015 Pots and People: Greek trade and votive rituals at Naukratis, in D. Robinson and F. Goddio (eds), Thonis- Heracleion in Context: The Maritime Economy of the Egyptian Late Period, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Monograph 8 (Oxford)

2015 Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities. Cypriote Antiquities in Reading with S. Pickup and J.M. Webb. The Ure Museum at the University of Reading and the Reading Museum (Reading Borough Council), Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Aström, vol. 30 (Uppsala)

2015 Corinthian Pottery in A. Villing, M. Bergeron, G. Bourogiannis, A. Johnston, F. Leclère, A. Masson and R. Thomas with D. Von Recklinghausen, J. Spencer, V. Smallwood, V. Webb and S. Woodford, Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt, (British Museum Online Research Catalogue) 

2014 Chian Pottery in A. Villing, M. Bergeron, G. Bourogiannis, A. Johnston, F. Leclère, A. Masson and R. Thomas with D. Von Recklinghausen, J. Spencer, V. Smallwood, V. Webb and S. Woodford, Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt, (British Museum Online Research Catalogue) 

2011 Death, gender, and sea shells in Carthage in M.E. Bergeron and A.C. Smith (Ed.), The Gods of Small Things, Pallas: Revue d'études antiques, vol. 86, (Toulouse), pp. 169-189

 

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