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Professor David Robey
Programme Director

David Robey is half-time Director of the Programme and Professor of Italian in Reading University's School of Modern Languages. Formerly Professor of Italian at Manchester University, he is also Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He has published on 15th-century Italian humanism (educational and poetic theory), language and style in Dante and Renaissance narrative poetry, the computer analysis of literature, and modern critical theory. He is author of a computer-based study on Sound and Structure in Dante's 'Divine Comedy' (Oxford University Press, 2000), and is currently extending this work to include the major narrative poems of the Italian Renaissance. He was also joint editor of the The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature, now translated as the Enciclopedia Oxford/Zanichelli della Letteratura Italiana.

Dr Heather Haskins
Programme Administrator

Heather Haskins has a PhD in art history from Concordia University, Montreal. Her main specialism is women designers of the English Arts & Crafts Movement. Her solutions to the logistical problems posed by researching a doctorate on an English topic from Canada have resulted in a keen interest in arts and humanities computing and e-Research. Heather's primary function at the ICT Programme is its day-to-day operation, providing administrative support to the Director, and keeping open the many channels of communication along which it operates.