Professor Charlotte Roueché (Wikidata) studied Classics (1965-1969)  at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was taught by Joyce Reynolds (Wikidata). In 1970 she accompanied Joyce Reynolds to assist her work on the abundant inscriptions of Aphrodisias, in Turkey; they worked together there until 1994. In 1985 Charlotte took up a post at King’s College London, and she published two volumes of inscriptions from the site, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (1989) and Performers and Partisans at Aphrodisias (1993); but it was less clear how best to publish the whole corpus. In the 1990s at King’s an important Centre for Computing in the Humanities was being developed; and in 1999 Tom Elliott, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, posted his proposal for publishing inscriptions in EpiDoc. In 2002 Elliott and Roueché received a grant from the Leverhulme Trust to explore the use of EpiDoc for publishing inscriptions from Aphrodisias in a pilot project, EPAPP, working with Gabriel Bodard; in 2004 they received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board which enabled them to further refine the protocols and publish  in 2007 an online corpus with almost all the inscriptions from the site:

The expertise which the team had obtained allowed them to turn to the inscriptions collected over many years by Joyce Reynolds in Libya; they produced the editions of IRT and IRCyr, gaining valuable experience with each project. A byproduct was the Heritage Gazetteer of Libya, designed to be a collection point for information about locations and toponyms in Libya. The project was suggested by work which Charlotte and colleagues had undertaken to build the Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus. Charlotte has also explored the use of digital tools to explore intertextuality in medieval texts; 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, including her edition and translation of an important Byzantine text, Kekaumenos, Consilia et Narrationes.

Her other interests include prosopography, and the history of scholarship. For a bibliography see King’s College Research Portal.