14.0825 John Burrows awarded the Busa Prize

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 825.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 07:51:21 +0100
             From: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@acm.org>
             Subject: Busa Award

    As many readers of this list will know, the Roberto Busa Award is made
    every three years by the Association for Computers and the Humanities
    and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing to honour
    outstanding achievement in the application of information technology
    to humanistic research. It honors Roberto Busa, SJ, one of the
    founders of the field of humanities computing.

    We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Roberto Busa
    Award for the year 2001 is Emeritus Professor John F Burrows of the
    University of Newcastle, Australia. Professor Burrows has made a
    substantial contribution to the development and application of
    statistical and computing tools for the analysis of literary
    texts. His seminal work on features of style in Jane Austen's writings
    spawned a whole new field of textual scholarship and his numerous
    publications on computational stylistics and authorship attribution
    have been an inspiration to a generation of scholars.

    The Award will be made, and Professor Burrows will give the Busa Award
    Lecture, at ACH/ALLC 2001 in New York City, at which we hope to see
    many Humanist readers.

    -The Busa Award Committee for 2001:

         Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba
         Randy Jones, Brigham Young University
         Willard McCarty, Kings College London
         Lisa-Lena Opas-Haenninen, Joensuu University
         C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium / MIT (chair)

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