I am the Reader in Digital Classics at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, where I teach and research in the Institutes of Classical Studies and Digital Humanities. My research background is in Greek religion and magic, but for the past two decades I have worked on a range of epigraphic projects in TEI XML, and am a lead editor of the EpiDoc Guidelines, Stylesheets and Schema for digital encoding and publication of ancient documents.

As well as working on the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, Papyri.info and IOSPE projects, I in particular worked closely with Charlotte Roueché and Joyce Reynolds on new digital editions of the Inscriptions of Roman Tripolintania and Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica corpora. These collaborations led to Reynolds’s very careful editions having a huge influence on the development of digital epigraphic standards that are now widely used in Greek and Latin epigraphy and far beyond.

I am the lead author of the EpiDoc Front-End Services publication platform (EFES), a tool which has been used for several corpora of Libyan epigraphy (and many more digital epigraphic projects). EFES will also be the basis of the Inscriptions of Libya platform (InsLib), that is intended to provide a search and browse interface for the various corpora of Greek, Latin and Punic epigraphy or papyrology from Libya that are currently available as EpiDoc XML editions.

My interest in ancient Libya and historical linked open data also led to a project to collect later Arabic and Ottoman placenames for previously classical sites across the Mediterranean region. I am keen to hear about potential collaborations or supervision of research students in any of the above areas, in particular projects that involve an innovative Digital Humanities component.