Patrick J. Burns

Patrick J. Burns is the Postdoctoral Fellow for the Quantitative Criticism Lab (University of Texas at Austin) where he conducts research on computational approaches to historical-language text, working at the intersection of literary criticism, philology, and big data. Burns is also the Latin tools developer for the Classical Language Toolkit, an open-source project dedicated to text analysis and natural language processing research for historical languages, topics covered in his chapter “Building Text Analysis Pipelines for Classical Languages” for a collected volume Digital Classical Philology: Ancient Greek and Latin in the Digital Revolution, edited by Monica Berti for DeGruyter. Burns worked as Assistant Research Scholar in the ISAW Library from 2016-2019 after receiving his doctorate in Classics from Fordham University. As ARS, he co-taught ISAW’s Introduction to Digital Humanities for the Ancient World course and organized the Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Ancient World Text conference in April 2018. As an ISAW Research Associate, Burns continues to collaborate on projects such as ISAW Library New Titles and the Digital Central Asian Archaeology collections and supports ISAW Digital Programs in the areas of ancient world data and historical language text mining and analysis.