New Research Guide for Digital Humanities

The librarians in Religious Studies and Humanities Services have created a new research guide for studying Digital Humanities. The guide includes resources available through CUA Libraries as well as recommendations for useful websites, blogs, and  tools.

The guide was created by Jennifer Adams. Jennifer was a member of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project where she transcribed parts of the original text into digital format using TEI guidelines.

We welcome suggestions and comments.  Please contact Kevin Gunn at or 202-319-5088.

Father Robert Busa, Creator of Index Thomisticus, dead at 97

Father Robert Busa, creator of the Index Thomisticus, has died at the age of 97.  Father Busa is considered the pioneer of Humanities Computing or Digital Humanities.  For obituaries, see L’Osservatore Romano and Corriere del Veneto.  Background information on the creation of the Index Thomisticus can be found in the foreword of A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004, written by Father Busa.

Digital Humanities 2009 at the University of Maryland

The 2009 Conference on the Digital Humanities will be happening in our backyard this June 22-25, 2009 at the University of Maryland, College Park.  This conference is the annual meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs.   The conference will be hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).  Keynote speakers will be Lev Manovich and Christine Borgmann.