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About DH at Stanford

The Digital Humanities are a collection of practices and approaches combining computational methods with humanistic inquiry.

Stanford has been involved in the Digital Humanities (under that and other names) since at least the late 1980s.  This activity has been located in many places on campus: at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, which is home to the Literary Lab, Humanities + Design, Spatial History Lab, Text Technologies, and Poetic Media, among many other projects; the Music Department's Centers for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities and Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, and other department-based groups; in the Stanford Humanities Center; and in various units of the Stanford University Libraries.

The current collective of Stanford digital humanists includes people in many of these organizations, and though we don't currently have a single institutional home, we are united in a desire both to support and to embody DH practice, theory, and training.