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
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 Archives project was enabled by the preliminary working on cataloguing the Archives which was done at the Leicester University Library. In 2019 a team at King's led by Professor Charlotte Roueché, Dr Will Wootton , Department of Classics ( Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9408-1590) and Neil Jakeman (King's Digital Laboratory) undertook the transformation of the archive data into a web-based resource which can be searched, and enriched. We are particularly keen to encourage further use of these archival materials.