Marte Zepernick



since 2022: university assistant (Praedoc) at the University of Vienna
2019 – 2022: trainee (wissenschaftliche Volontärin) and assistant curator in the Ancient Cultures department, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe; main exhibition project: “Democracy! We citizens of Athens”
September/October 2019: university assistant in the Collaborative Research Centre “Religion and Education”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2013 – 2019: Bachelor and Master “Ancient Cultures”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, with focus on Ancient History, Classical Archaeology;
exchange semesters at the University of Leeds, at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg;
Master’s thesis on “sacred trees” in ancient Greek religion

Research interests: ancient Greek religion, museum collections, cultural history, sacred trees

Current research project: Greek Votive Practice
Although numerous publications deal with votives, i.e. presents for the gods, from the perspective of particular findings, the practice of offering votives in ancient Greece has been rarely investigated per se. The dissertation studies in an interdisciplinary approach the material as well as the written evidence regarding votive offerings in ancient Greek religion, focusing on the question of how votive offering worked.


  • “Heilige Bäume” in der antiken griechischen Religion (Berlin 2020).
  • with Sarah Wirschke: Sammlung – Aus Liebe zum Objekt, in: Badisches Landesmuseum (ed.), Museumshelden: Von Vitrinenstars und Depothütern (Karlsruhe 2022).