Vale Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM (1928-2019) – Humanities Computing Pioneer

A pioneer in the field of Humanities Computing (or now commonly known as Digital Humanities), Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM, provided a “small historical sketch” of his work undertaken at the University of Newcastle (Australia) from the winter of 1979 with the help of the late John Lambert, and life long colleagues Dr Alexis Antonia and Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig.

Emeritus Professor John F. Burrows

He spoke briefly after lunch on 29 November 2019, the second day of the “Digital Research Across The Humanities” Symposium, held at NewSpace, University of Newcastle (Australia). Following his brief talk, Emeritus Professor John Burrows was photographed with (l-r) Professor Ray Siemens, Dr Alexis Antonia, Professor Jan Rybicki, Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig.

Emeritus Professor John Burrows with (l-r) Professor Ray Siemens, Dr Alexis Antonia, Professor Jan Rybicki, Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig.

 

Emeritus Professor John Burrows with (l-r) Professor Ray Siemens, Dr Alexis Antonia, Professor Jan Rybicki, Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig.

The Symposium was organised by Dr Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan, Dr Rebecca Beirne and Dr Erin McCarthy and ran from 28-30 November 2019. See: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/events/faculty-of-education-and-arts/digital-humanities-symposium and https://digitalresearch2019.home.blog/

This video was recorded on an iphone by Gionni Di Gravio, University Archivist on the 29 November 2019, and compiled at the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections with photographs from the Archives.

Obituary: http://tributes.newcastleherald.com.au/obituaries/theherald-au/obituary.aspx?n=john-burrows&pid=194741183&fhid=40912


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