18.679 Lyman Award to John Unsworth

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 16:00:18 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 679.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 15:49:15 +0100
         From: "LymanAward" <LymanAward_at_nhc.rtp.nc.us>
         Subject: 2005 Lyman Award Recipient

From: David B. Rice,
         Director of Communications
         National Humanities Center
         Email: drice_at_unity.ncsu.edu
         (919) 549-0661

The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce that John M.
Unsworth is the fourth winner of the Richard W. Lyman Award. A committee
of scholars selected him for his critical efforts to make it possible
for others to do rich and original work in the humanities that draws on
the best of current technology and the best of current scholarship. As
the first director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the
Humanities (www.iath.virginia.edu/index.html) at the University of
Virginia, Unsworth helped foster and sustain the much-honored "The
Valley of the Shadow," "The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante
Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive," and "The William Blake
Archive," among many digital humanities research projects. As the
organizer and chair of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, Unsworth
helped develop international and interdisciplinary standards to
represent literary and linguistic texts for online research, teaching,
and preservation. He continues his work to shape the way scholars,
universities, libraries, and archives will conduct, represent, and
preserve humanities scholarship in the future as chair of the Commission
on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities & Social Sciences. Unsworth
has published widely on the topic of electronic scholarship, and he
co-founded, in 1990, Postmodern Culture
(http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc/contents.all.html), the first
peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities. In 2003, Unsworth
(http://www3.isrl.uiuc.edu/~unsworth/) became dean of the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Unsworth will receive the Lyman Award in a presentation at the Newberry
Library in Chicago on May 10 at 5:30 p.m. Each of you should receive an
invitation in the next two weeks. If you do not receive one, if you want
more information about the event, or if you plan to be in Chicago on May
10 and would like to join us in honoring John, please contact Sarah
Payne at 919-549-0661 or spayne_at_nhc.rtp.nc.us

Thanks once again to everyone who took the time to nominate so many
worthy candidates, and to the nominees who took the time to provide us
with information and gather letters of reference. We will seek
nominations this fall for the fifth (and final) Lyman Award, and we hope
that everyone will take part again.
Received on Mon Apr 04 2005 - 11:14:27 EDT

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