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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.