ADHO Roberto Busa Award
Call for nominations for the 2010 award - The Roberto Busa Award is given every three years to honour outstanding scholarly achievement in humanities computing. It is presented by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) on behalf of its constituent organizations: the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI).
The Award is named after Roberto Busa, SJ, who is regarded by many as the founder of the field of humanities computing. The first award was given to Father Busa himself in 1998. Subsequent recipients have been:
- Emeritus Professor John Burrows (2001), who helped to shape the application of statistical methods to the analysis of textual style and bridged the gap between traditional literary criticism and computer-aided stylistics;
- Emeritus Professor Susan Hockey (2004), for her contribution to the establishment of the field of Humanities Computing, and for her work on computers and text;
- Professor Dr. Wilhelm Ott (2007), creator of TUSTEP, director of the Computing Center of the University of Tuebingen, and host of 90 seminars over several decades in the Kolloquium uber die Anwendung der Elektronischen Datenverarbeitung in den Geisteswissenschaften .
The next Busa Award will be given at the Digital Humanities 2010 conference, which will be held at King's College London, England.
The Award Committee invites nominations for this award. Nominations may be made by anyone with an interest in humanities computing and neither nominee nor nominator need be a member of ACH, ALLC or SDH/SEMI.
Nominators should give an account of the nominee's work and the reasons it is felt to be an outstanding contribution to the field. A list of bibliographic references to the nominee's work is required.
Nominators are welcome to resubmit updated versions of unsuccessful nominations submitted in previous years.
Nominations should be sent no later than November 1st 2008, to the Chair of the Busa Award Committee:
Jean Anderson, J.Anderson@arts.gla.ac.uk
University of Glasgow, 6 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH
Fax: +44 141 330 4537
Email submissions are preferred.
Members of the 2010 Busa Award Committee:
Jean Anderson (Chair, ALLC), Chuck Bush (ACH), Ray Siemens (SDH/SEMI)
Lorna Hughes, Matt Jockers, Lisa Lena Opas-Hanninen, Claire Warwick.