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Text Technologies


Stanford Text Technologies combines digital methods with book historical approaches to investigate the long history of textual communication.

From codices to ephemera, manuscripts to graffiti, Text Technologies explores historically and culturally situated technologies of text. Drawing upon the full disciplinary diversity of the humanities, we develop both research programs to facilitate a greater understanding of the production, dissemination and reception of textual objects and new tools for the interpretation and digital display of those objects. In additions to publications, research programs, and traditional and online courses, we host an annual collegium on a topic relevant to the circulation of textual objects.


  • Elaine Treharne, Director
  • Dr. Max Aston (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
  • Dr Agnieszka Backman (Wallenberg Postdoctoral Fellow)


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