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Humanist Archives: Sept. 11, 2019, 7:40 a.m. Humanist 33.240 - Roman inscriptions online

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 240.
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        Date: 2019-09-11 06:30:46+00:00
        From: Alex Mullen 
        Subject: Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

RIB Online, the digital library of Roman inscriptions from Britain, has
been relaunched on the anniversary of Claudia Severa’s birthday, with
enhanced existing records and a large number of new texts. 1,508 new
texts have been added, drawn from RIB Volume III and the corpus of
Bloomberg tablets, /Roman London's First Voices/ (each digitally
published for the first time), as well as new and enhanced digitisations
of the Vindolanda Tablets, some of which are also making their digital
debuts. All the new material includes images where available and
relevant non-textual information from the corpora.

The entire corpus of RIB Online now comprises 3,909 inscriptions in all,
representing a substantial milestone in the aim to make available
digitally every published text from the province of Britannia. Future
instalments will include all eight fascicules of RIB Volume II
(Instrumentum Domesticum), the curse tablets, writing tablets from
Carlisle, and all texts published in the annual updates of the journal
Britannia to date.

By using EpiDoc encoding (XML mark-up designed for epigraphy) and Linked
Open Data this resource enables detailed searching and linking to other
epigraphic and non-epigraphic resources: users can check which
inscriptions are in their local museums, search for Latin words,
assemble references to specific military occupations, for example. All
of this is made possible by the generous support of the European
Research Council (project LatinNow, grant number 715626) and
epigraphers, archaeologists and institutions across the country
(especially MOLA, the Vindolanda Trust, the Centre for the Study of
Roman Documents (Oxford), the British Museum, the Society for the
Promotion of Roman Studies).

RIB Online is part of the ERC research project LatinNow
(https://latinnow.eu/), based at the University of Nottingham.

RIB Online is freely accessible at https://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/.

Scott Vanderbilt (RIB Online and LatinNow), Alex Mullen (PI, LatinNow)

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