The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is pleased to announce that Helen Agüera will be the recipient of the 2016 Busa Prize.
The Busa Prize, named in honour of a pioneer of humanities computing, Father Roberto Busa, is given every three years to recognise outstanding lifetime achievements in the application of information and communications technologies to humanities research. The first award was given to Father Busa himself in 1998. Subsequent winners have been John Burrows (2001), Susan Hockey (2004), Wilhelm Ott (2007), Joe Raben (2010), Willard McCarty (2013). This year’s recipient, Helen Agüera, will receive 1500 GBP and deliver a keynote or plenary lecture at the 2016 Digital Humanities conference in Kraków, Poland.
During her tenure at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Agüera has been responsible for many of the digital scholarly projects that NEH supported over the years in a variety of areas ranging from Classics and Ancient Studies to Philosophy and Linguistics, and most notably for NEH's early support of the Text Encoding Initiative.
Agüera’s appointment has been announced at the 2015 Digital Humanities conference, and she will be awarded the Busa Prize at the 2016 Digital Humanities conference.