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A visit to the archive of Fr Roberto Busa S.J. (1913-2011)

By Julianne Nyhan, on 29 April 2014

Last month Julianne Nyhan visited the recently accessioned archive of Fr Roberto Busa S.J. (one of the early pioneers of Digital Humanities) in the Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy.¬† She has given an outline of what is contained in the portion of the archive that she saw on her blog. While there she and Marco Passarotti of CIRCSE also carried out a number of oral history interviews that have revealed much new information about the female punch card operators who worked for, and were trained by, Busa in the 1950s and 60s. Melissa Terras has discussed the punch card operators in a blog post here and another post on the new information gained via the oral history interviews will be posted later this week on Julianne’s blog.


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