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Professor Charlotte Roueche

Biographical details

Charlotte Roueché studied Classics at Newnham College Cambridge; she developed an interest in the Byzantine world which took her to undertake research in Paris and, as a Harkness fellow, at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC. After that she began a career in the Home Civil Service, which was interrupted by a three year period in Kuwait. On return to London she was appointed a lecturer in Byzantine Language and Literature at King's. For many years she has recorded and published Greek inscriptions at Aphrodisias, in Turkey, and at Ephesus; she also published the Greek inscriptions of Kuwait. In autumn 2010 she was the Geddes-Harrower Visiting Professor at the University of Aberdeen. In 2011 she retired from her full-time post at King's, but continued as part-time Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies; from 2012-2016 she held a part-time position as Senior Research Fellow in Digital Hellenic Studies. She is now an Emeritus Professor at KCL, and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies.

From September 2000 to September 2002 she held a British Academy Research Readership, in order to prepare, with Joyce Reynolds, the final publication of the Greek and Latin inscriptions of Aphrodisias. With the support of the Leverhulme Trust 's Research Interchange Scheme, she prepared an online second edition of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (2004). With a further grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council she and colleagues published the full corpus, IAph2007, of all the Aphrodisias inscriptions discovered up to 1994. This work allowed a group of international scholars to develop, improve and standardise the EpiDoc schema for the publication of inscriptions. With the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU, she and her team were awarded a Joint Digitisation grant for the Concordia project, to develop further tools, and to publish the Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania. She is now working on a project, initially funded by the Leverhulme Trust, to publish an online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica, within the framework of a portal, Inscriptions of Libya, which will exploit the capacities of EpiDoc to present all known Graeco-Roman documents from Libya being published by scholars in the UK, France, Italy and elsewhere.
She directed the Arabic Sources for Byzantines and Crusaders project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which supplemented the Greek source material in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World. In 2010-11 she directed a pilot project on collaborative work in prosopography, the Register Medicorum Medii Aevi, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The latest edition of the Prosopography was published in August 2016, PBW 2016; she is now developing a series of workshops on Linked Data in Byzantine Studies.

From 2010 to 2013 she led a Joint Research Project, Sharing Ancient Wisdoms, Exploring the tradition of Greek and Arabic wisdom literatures, funded by HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area: the resultant publication, Sharing Ancient Wisdoms, came out in 2013. As well as the Cyrenaican corpus, she  recently worked on a joint project with colleagues at King's and the University of Cyprus, the Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus. She has just published a further Gazetteer project, the Heritage Gazetteer of Libya; with colleagues in King's Digital Laboratory and others she is working on further tools to record and publicise the heritage of Libya.

Research interests

Charlotte works on texts - inscribed or in manuscripts - from the Roman, late Antique and Byzantine periods. She is particularly interested in the interface between Digital Humanities and Classical and Byzantine studies, exploring how digital tools and digital publication can be used to break down barriers between disciplines, and between scholars across the world. 

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Jeux et graffitis

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Epigraphies of Anatolia

Charlotte Roueché (Organiser)
24 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

La valeur du sacré/Sacred values colloquium

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
12 May 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Digital Humanities Workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
13 May 201615 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

In Church and at Home

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Catenae, Florilegia, Anthologies and related literature

Charlotte Roueche (Participant)
4 Mar 20166 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Current and Novel trends in research on the Acts of the Ecumenical Councils

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Neue Methoden und Ergebnissen

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
3 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Digital Coins Network meeting

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Oct 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Seventh InsAph workshop: SigiDoc

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Aug 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Sixth InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Jan 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fifth InsAph Workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Participant)
Nov 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fourth InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Sep 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Third InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Jan 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Second InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Sep 2004

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

First InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
May 2004

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Second International Workshop, EpiDoc Aphrodisias Project

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Jul 2002

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

First International Workshop, EpiDoc Aphrodisias project

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Apr 2002

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Editorial activity

Journals Committee, Classical Association (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Editorial board member)
2005 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Member of Editorial Committee, Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Editorial board member)
20012010

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

The editing of textbooks and the study of medieval Greek literature

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
24 Nov 201725 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Cologne Autumn School and Expert Workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
9 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Visible Words Workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
5 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Classical Association Annual Conference 2017

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
27 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International conference on Digital and Traditional epigraphy in context

Charlotte Roueche (Keynote/plenary speaker)
28 Jan 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

TEI Members' Meeting and Conference, 2015

Charlotte Roueche (Keynote/plenary speaker)
31 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Humanités numériques et Antiquité

Charlotte Roueche (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Athens Dialogue

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
1 Dec 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Writing and inscriptions in the Cities and Deserts of North Africa

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
16 Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Epigraphic Congress

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
26 Aug 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Libya Matters

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
18 Feb 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Transmission of Byzantine Texts

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
3 Feb 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

La scultura romana in Asia Minore (Lecce)

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2007 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Eighth InsAph workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
Oct 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Charlotte Roueche (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2006 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Old Testament in Byzantium (Dumbarton Oaks, Washingtom, D.C.)

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2006 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Oxford, Berlin Academy, Brown University

Charlotte Roueche (Organiser)
2005 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Late Antique Alexandria, Budapest,

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2005 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

L education au gouvernement et à la vie, Pisa,

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2005 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Rencontre epigraphique, Rome,

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2004

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International conference on Ancient History, Tokyo,

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2004

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Sarah B. Aleshire, Berkeley

Charlotte Roueche (Invited speaker)
2003

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Charlotte Roueche (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2002

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Colloquium on Byzantine Rhetoric, Oxford,

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
2001 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Council Member, Society for Libyan Studies

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
Feb 2017Feb 2020

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

SAS/SPBS Byzantine Prosopography Committee

Charlotte Roueche (Chair)
20162019

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Prosopography of the Byzantine World Management Committee

Charlotte Roueche (Chair)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Member of Council

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
2011 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Member, Conseil scientifique

Charlotte Roueche (Committee Member)
20102013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Pleiades project, Ancient World Mapping Center, Chapel Hill

Charlotte Roueche (Advisor)
2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Council member

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
19992001

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Workshop on Apophthegmata

Charlotte Roueche (Contributor)
7 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

SAWS workshop

Charlotte Roueche (Chair)
16 Feb 201117 Feb 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Digital Antiquity use case: inscribed texts

Charlotte Roueche (Contributor)
25 Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Making the stones speak

Charlotte Roueche (Contributor)
20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Back to the Future: Rediscovering Classics in a digital world

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
4 Apr 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Constantine in 2012: old questions, new approaches

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
18 Jan 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Types of Award - Appointment

Associate Fellow, SAS

Charlotte Roueche (Recipient)
20162019

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Appointment

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Conseil Scientifique, EPHE

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Mar 2018Feb 2022

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

III Homines praemiis dandis, Member

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
20182021

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

ANR: Assessment of a research proposal

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Apr 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Member, ESF College of Expert Reviewers

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
Oct 2016Oct 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Review for POLONEZ scheme

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Aug 2016Dec 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Gravitation award panel

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
Apr 2016Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Reviewing research proposal (Poland)

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Quality assurance assessment, Austrian Academy

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
19 Feb 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
20162017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

International conference: reviewing submissions

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Nov 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Reviewing a promotion application (Tufts, USA)

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Aug 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Review of Faculty of Classics

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
Jul 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Advisory Board

Charlotte Roueche (Advisor)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Digital Humanities conference: reviewing submissions

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Nov 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Review of research proposal (Poland)

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
Dec 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Digital Humanities conference: reviewing submissions

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Untangling the web of inference: Analysis and reconstruction of eleventh-century Byzantine and Armenian history using advanced techniques from artificial intelligence

Charlotte Roueche (Reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Promotion Committee

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
15 Dec 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Review of the Epigraphische Datenbank römischer Inschriften

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
28 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Strategic panel, AHRC

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
2011 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

AHRC peer review College

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
20052015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

UKSG 40th Annual Conference

Charlotte Roueche (Speaker)
12 Apr 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

In Our Time

Charlotte Roueche (Participant)
18 Mar 2004

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

The Roman Way

Charlotte Roueche (Participant)
Jan 2003Feb 2003

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

In Our Time

Charlotte Roueche (Participant)
19 Jul 2001

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

CUP (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Peer reviewer)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Roman Archaeology (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Peer reviewer)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Peer reviewer)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Blackwells (Journal)

Charlotte Roueche (Peer reviewer)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Advisory Panel, Language and Teaching Support Network, Classical Studies and History

Charlotte Roueche (Advisor)
20002005

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Classics and Ancient History Subject Benchmarking Panel

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
19992001

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
20052008

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

BES , British Epigraphy Society

Charlotte Roueche (Member)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

AIEGL , International Association for Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Charlotte Roueche (Committee Member)
19972002

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

British Academy Readership

Charlotte Roueche (Recipient)
Sep 1999Aug 2001

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

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