Fiona Macintosh

Fiona Macintosh is Professor of Classical Reception and Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She joined the APGRD as Senior Research Fellow in 2000 after holding a lectureship in the Department of English, Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She was Reader in Greek and Roman Drama (2008-2014) and has been the Director of the APGRD since January 2010. Her publications include Dying Acts: Death in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama (Cork, 1994; New York, 1995), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2005, co-authored with Edith Hall), Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She is editor of The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World: Responses to Greek and Roman Dance (Oxford University Press, 2011), and co-editor of Choruses, Ancient and Modern (Oxford University Press, 2013). Fiona Macintosh's publications (PDF).

Claire Kenward

Archivist and Researcher
Claire is the APGRD's Archivist and researcher. She began working for the APGRD in 2013 as an early career associate, researching the influence of ancient epics on medieval and early modern English drama, for the Leverhulme-funded Performing Epic project. Claire has published on the reception of Greek drama and epic in early modern England, and is currently writing on classics in SF. Her doctoral thesis, from the University of Warwick, on the cultural history of Hecuba in England, is being revised as a monograph. Claire is co-editor and contributor of the forthcoming Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century (OUP 2018), and co-author and curator of the APGRD’s two multimedia ebooks, Medea – a performance history (2016) and Agamemnon – a performance history (2018). 

Marchella Ward

Archivist and Researcher
Chella started as the APGRD's archivist and researcher in January 2018. She recently completed her doctorate in Classics at Oxford, on blindness in the theatre (both ancient and modern), but has been a frequent visitior to the APGRD study room through her undergraduate degree in Classics and English and her MSt. in Classical Languages and Literature, both from the University of Oxford. She has a chapter on Ted Hughes' and Shakespeare's reworkings of the Pyramus and Thisbe myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses in the APGRD's forthcoming volume Epic Performances from the middle ages into the twenty-first century, ed. F. Macintosh, J. McConnell, S. Harrison and C. Kenward (OUP 2018). She has also written on Milton's classical blindness, and on Senecan echoes in the in-yer-face plays of the 1990s. 


Rachael White

Associate Archivist (2016-2017)

Rachael is the APGRD's Associate Archivist. She began working for the APGRD in 2016 in connection with the APGRD's interactive multimedia e-book project and now works part-time as the Associate Archivist while in the final stages of her doctorate at Exeter College, Oxford. Her thesis is on the reception of classical literature in colonial Australia. She has an M.St in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature (Oxford, 2013) and degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Adelaide (2010).

Tom Wrobel

Developer (2011-2016)
Tom Wrobel joined the APGRD as Web and database developer in January 2011. After working on the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, he returned to the project in 2014. From 2015 to 2016 Tom was the Developer and Curator for the APGRD's interactive/multimedia ebook project. Tom completed his DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford on 'The junior officers of the Roman army, 91BC—AD14' in 2010, and has developed websites for a number of colleges and academic projects. He was also responsible for building the new version of the APGRD website and expanding the APGRD's public resources online.

Naomi Setchell

Honorary/Consultant Archivist (2010-2014)
Naomi Setchell joined the APGRD in the new role of archivist/administrator in January 2010. She left in August 2014, but continues to advise the APGRD as an honorary consultant. With an interdisciplinary background in Anthropology (BSc) and the History of Ideas (MA), Naomi qualified in Archives & Records Management (MA) after working with collections in the National Theatre, the V&A Theatre Museum, National Life Stories at the British Library, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage.