Jones will speak about the need to focus on the emergence and history of digital humanities through the publication of his books “The Emergence of the Digital Humanities” and “Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing: The Priest and the Punched Cards.”
“The Emergence of the Digital Humanities” argues that cultural responses to changes in technology—the eversion of cyberspace—can provide an essential context for understanding the emergence of the new digital humanities. His second book will be published this spring and is a biography that focuses on the Italian Jesuit scholar Robert Busa and his project in collaborating with IBM to produce an index of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The event is free and open to the public.
Jones is a professor of English and the director of the Center of Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago.
For more information, contact Andrew Higl at AHigl@winona.edu.