Peter Anthony Thompson

PhD Candidate

Areas of interest: Ancient Greek archaeology; archaism in pre-Classical art; historiography of retrospectivism; Boeotia; popular reception of ancient pasts, especially in audiovisual media; history of museums.


Peter Anthony Thompson obtained BA and MPhil degrees in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford before coming to the Institute in 2019. His dissertation will investigate the phenomenon of archaism in Greek art and architecture of the eighth–fifth centuries BC, and he has related interests in the history of museums and the modern presentation of ancient culture in cinema, television, and music. Peter has worked at museums in Oxford, Cambridge, Athens, and New York, and for the 2021–22 year will be a Regular Member and the Bert Hodge Hill Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.