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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021


The first sponsors of our work in EpiDoc were the Leverhulme Trust, who, in 2002, funded Charlotte Roueché and Tom Elliott to work on the development of EpiDoc for publishing the Inscriptions of Aphrodisisias in 2002 (see EPAPP). The resultant publications (see InsAph) were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (later the Arts and Humanities Research Council)

In 2007 we received a new grant from the Leverhulme Trust to start work on the online publication of the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica, assembled over years by Joyce Reynolds. The project took a long time, but on the way to completion it enabled the production of several other resources.

In 2008 Elliott and Roueché received a grant from JISC in the UK and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the USA for a collaborative project to explore the publication of inscriptions in association with geodata (see Concordia); this enabled the publication online of the Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (2009).

On the basis of the geographical data collected for the Concordia project Dr Hafed Walda went on to collect the relevant geodata for Cyrenaica; he was funded by a Libyan Heritage Management Fellowship provided by Global Business Services. These data were then deployed in the Heritage Gazetteer of Libya; some of the underlying structure was drawn from work funded by the A.G Leventis Foundation, for the Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus, but the main grant came from the Society for Libyan Studies.

In 2016 Dr Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies), received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop EFES, a new publication platform for texts prepared in EpiDoc. In 2018 Roueché received a grant from the Society for Libyan Studies to set up the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica corpus in EFES, and a further grant from the Society has enabled the publication of that corpus: https://ircyr2020.inslib.kcl.ac.uk/. In 2021 the Society funded the development of IRT 2021, ther presetn publication.