Fiona MacintoshPhotograph of Professor 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 January 2000 after holding a permanent lectureship in English at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London (1995-1999). She was Reader in Greek and Roman Drama (2008-2014) and has been the Director of the APGRD since 2010. She is the author of Dying Acts (Cork 1994), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914 (Oxford 2005 – with Edith Hall), Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge 2009), and Performing Epic or telling tales (Oxford 2019 - with Justine McConnell). She has edited numerous APGRD volumes, Medea in Performance (2000), Dionysus Since 69 (2004), Agamemnon in Performance 458BC-AD 2005 (2005), The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World (2010), Choruses, Ancient and Modern (2012), The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (2015), Epic Performances from the middle ages into the twenty-first century (2018), and Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses (2019). She is also co-curator of the APGRD’s two interactive/multimedia eBooks, Medea, a performance history (2016) and Agamemnon, a performance history (2020).
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Profile photo of APGRD ArchivistClaire Kenward

Archivist; Researcher; Research Project Manager for DAT @apgrd
Dr Claire Kenward became the APGRD's Archivist in 2014. Claire is responsible for the APGRD's Digital Developments and Digital Preservation Strategy, and is the Research Project manger on Digital Ancient Theatre @apgrd. She is co-author, co-curator, and designer of the APGRD’s two interactive/multimedia eBooks, Medea – a performance history (2016) and Agamemnon – a performance history (2020). Claire has published on the reception of Greek drama and epic in early-modern England, and on classics in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and is co-editor of Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century (OUP 2018). She has curated and supervised a number of exhibitions at Oxford's Faculty of Classics and at St Hilda's Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. Claire first 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. 
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Mike KellyMike Kelly

Senior Software Developer
Dr Mike Kelly joined the APGRD in 2023, after completing a PhD at the SEAHA doctoral college and Brighton University, on the uses of digital tools for representing knowledge in archaeology. Prior to his PhD studies, he obtained a Master of Research (MRes) degree from UCL in 2018. Mike is interested in exploring the uses of software and the web to make research outputs transparent, accessible and open to reuse and reinterpretation. As a developer he worked on open-source software projects for cultural heritage research and education in London museums and universities, using a wide range of technologies. He supported staff and students at London art colleges in their use of digital technologies for learning and teaching, and has a related MSc in eLearning. Originally from an arts background, he worked at the start of his career as a film maker and multimedia developer.



Naomi Setchell

Archivist-Administrator (2010-2014; Interim 2023)
Naomi Setchell joined the APGRD in the then new role of Archivist-Administrator in January 2010. 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. She left in August 2014, but remains our honorary consultant and rejoined us temporarily in 2023.

Tom Wrobel

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

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