Stanford Text Technologies asks whose voices are heard in the human record from the earliest times to the present day

We are especially interested in textual objects—how they are designed, made, and function and what they mean culturally and socially.

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New Book on Text Technologies

Text Technologies: A History, by Elaine Treharne and Claude Willan, has just been published by Stanford University Press. Offering multiple case studies in the long span of book history (from cave paintings to contemporary digital technologies), this innovative and interactive book provides a new theory of reading text, and demonstrates how much can be gained from seeing the textual object in its conceptual and material entirety. We are delighted that the book is available in hardback and in paperback here:

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October 14th 2021 10am-11.30am (PT); 6pm-7.30pm (GMT) Sponsored by Stanford Libraries and Stanford Text Technologies, this seminar will be held on Zoom. Please Register Here The Nowell Codex has…

Graves at Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion

Elaine Treharne

Landscapes of Immortality, a new collaborative project with the University of Edinburgh (PIs Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker), investigates sacred sites across cultures to evaluate how humans have…

Fragment of Medieval Missal

Elaine Treharne

Stanford Text Technologies and Stanford University Libraries is pleased to host Lisa Fagin Davis's online seminar on 'Fragments and Fragmentology in the Twenty-First Century'. This follows Bill…