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Willard McCarty awarded Roberto Busa Prize 2013

Posted on 18/07/2013
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King’s College London’s Professor Willard McCarty has been awarded the Roberto Busa Prize 2013 by the University of Nebraska and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Professor McCarty will receive the award at the Digital Humanities 2013 Conference today, where he will also give a keynote lecture.
 
The Busa Award is given to recognise outstanding lifetime achievements in the application of information and communications technologies to humanistic research.
 
Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s. His keynote lecture at today’s conference, ‘Getting there from here: Remembering the future of digital humanities,’ will centre on memory: personal, as demanded by an occasion celebrating a life of learning, and professional, to draw from the early history of digital humanities a trajectory into the future.
 
Professor Andrew Prescott, Head of Digital Humanities, said: 'Willard is internationally recognised for his major contributions in creating the intellectual framework for the development of the digital humanities as an academic discipline and is one of a remarkable group of senior academics from King's who have played a key role in establishing this new discipline.
 
He added: ‘The award of the prestigious Roberto Busa prize to Willard is well deserved recognition of a lifetime of tireless advocacy for greater engagement between humanities scholars and technology.'
 
Professor McCarty is also Professor in the Digital Humanities Research Group, University of Western Sydney and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (London). He is Editor of the British journal, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2008-) and founding Editor of the online seminar Humanist (1987-). He is recipient of the Canadian Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities (2005), and the Richard W. Lyman Award, National Humanities Center (2006). He is currently at work on Machines of Demanding Grace, a book concerned with the interrelation of the humanities and computing. He lectures occasionally in Europe, North America, and Australia.
 
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