About the projects
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The Gazetteer project began with work done by Dr Hafed Walda, as part of a team at King's College London preparing the online edition of the Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (published in 2009). Our idea was simply to provide geographic information for that project; we then began to add material for the preparation of a similar publication, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, of the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (in hand in 2016). In 2013-2015, thanks to a grant from the Leventis Foundation, members of the team worked to create a Heritage Gazetteer for Cyprus, which is now online. We were then enabled by a grant from Global Business Services to take the framework developed for Cyprus, and use it to present the rich data which we had gathered for Libya. To this framework we are now adding heritage data gathered by other members of the Society for Libyan Studies.
The team at King's was led by Professor Charlotte Roueché (Centre for Hellenic Studies: ORCID 0000-0002-3606-2049), working with Dr Walda, Dr Gabriel Bodard, Dr Stuart Dunn (Department of Digital Humanities), Neil Jakeman (King's Digital Laboratory) and a Libyan Heritage Management Scholar, Valeria Vitale; the site was designed by Ginestra Ferraro (King's Digital Laboratory).
The Archive project began after the materials in the Society's Archives were assembled at the University of Leicester, under the supervision of Professor David Mattingly. A grant from the Society then enabled the materials to be conserved and catalogued within the University Archives and Special Collections of the University of Leicester Library. The resultant data were then transformed into a web-based resource by Neil Jakeman (King's Digital Laboratory). We are inviting scholars to use and enrich these materials.