Research Projects

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: An Augmented Learning Course

This project will provide introductory training for students, scholars, and those interested in cultural heritage, in how to interpret manuscripts from about 500 CE to the modern period.

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Fellows' Research

Stanford Text Technologies offers short term fellowships for research projects that investigate the long history of human communication from the earliest times to the present.

East-West Text Technologies Project

An international conference on manuscripts, reading, writing, book history, and the classification of knowledge in medieval China and Europe.

Recollections: Recovering Personal Archives

The written fragments of people's lives--their autograph books, photo albums, letters, postcards, diaries, and other ephemera--are brought back to life in Recollections. Student researchers are cataloguing, digitizing, describing, curating and presenting the archives of those who've come before us to reveal stories--in every single case--that inspire, move, and inform.

Global Currents: Cultures of Literary Networks, 1050-1900

The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how “big data” is changing the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that there are massive databases of materials available for research in the humanities and the social sciences, what new, computationally-based research methods can be applied to search, analyze, and understand these materials?

Cybertext Technologies

The CyberText Technologies Project, headed by Professor Elaine Treharne, is funded by Stanford University School of Engineering CyberInitiative

Mapping Manuscripts

Mapping manuscripts project, headed by Mateusz Fafinski, seeks to find new ways of spatially presenting Early Medieval manuscript production