CESTA (Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis)

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CESTA is an internationally renowned digital humanities center based in Wallenberg Hall at Stanford University. We are a diverse community of faculty, students, researchers, and practitioners. Through collaboration with partners across campus, across the Americas, and across the world, our research investigates pressing questions about human history, experience and endeavor. We explore places, global spaces, texts, textual artefacts, data visualization, digital curation, preservation and display, linked data and interoperability, and sustainability. As a scholarly community CESTA supports and encourages cutting-edge work across the humanities and the interpretative social sciences.

CESTA has grown exponentially since its founding in 2012. Its three original labs, dedicated respectively to spatial history, computational literary criticism, and data visualization, have blossomed into a community of more than twenty-five faculty, dozens of projects, and myriad undergraduate and graduate students from across the university.

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