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CESTA Digital Humanities Research Showcase 2022

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CESTA Digital Humanities Research Showcase 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022
8:30am to 3pm PT

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CESTA (Wallenberg Hall, Bldg 160), , Conference Room 433A.

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Every year, CESTA's Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students and post-docs to produce original research using the tools and methods of the digital humanities. Join us to see the 2021-22 cohort of scholars present their research!

This event is open to Stanford affiliates only. We hope you will join us in person at CESTA, but if you require a Zoom link, please write to


8:30–9:00 AM Light breakfast and coffee

9:00–9:15 AM Introductory remarks

9:15–10:30 AM Panel One: Our Digital Present: Tools, Big Data, and Algorithms

  • Annie Lamar (Classics): "Reading, Fast and Slow: The Impact of Digital Reading Tools on Ancient Language Learning"
  • Iris Zhang (Sociology): "Municipal Annexations and the Changing Color Line"
  • Hank Gerba (Art History): "Between Publics and Populations: On Complexity Theory’s Algorithmic Logics"

10:30–10:45 AM Coffee

10:45–12:00 PM Panel Two: New Data-Driven Perspectives on the Distant Past

  • Dewei Shen (East Asian Studies): "How to Escape from Empire: A Possible Digital Humanities Solution"
  • Brandon Bark (Classics): "Networks of Transmission: Visualizing Latin Literary Fragments and the Later Sources who Preserved Them"
  • James Parkhouse (English): "Raiding the Wordhoard: Statistical Analysis of Recurring Alliterative Collocations in Old Norse Eddic Poetry"

12:00–1:15 PM Lunch

1:15–2:45 PM Panel Three: Tracing Culture in Language, 1850 to Now

  • Zuza Leniarska (English): "Return to Realism? Comparing 19th- and 21st-Century Novel Forms"
  • Carmen Thong (English)and Katherine Wang: "Encoding the Postcolonial in Place"
  • Valentina Ramia (Anthropology): "Fear in the Archive: A Digital Analysis of Ethnographic Concepts in Immigration Judges' Decisions"
  • Andrew Nelson (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Victor Cheruiyot and Sandi Khine: "Imperial Vocabulary: Public Political Discourse of the Japanese Diaspora, 1895-1935"

2:45–3:00 PM Concluding remarks