A primary product of CIDR's work is our portfolio of compelling digital projects that push the boundaries of technology and scholarship. In many of these projects, CIDR staff are proudly collaborating with and supporting Stanford faculty as they produce ground-breaking research using novel digital methods. Below is a sample of projects in which CIDR is now or has previously been engaged.

Scholars who are in the early stages of formulating a research idea are encouraged to contact us to discuss its feasibility and to consult on its technical aspects.

CIDR development projects

Noh as Intermedia

Noh as Intermedia

Interactive description and visualization of Japanese Noh theater performances.
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Digital Analysis of Syriac Handwriting (DASH)

A customizable scriptchart generator and online manuscript viewer for digital paleography. Principal Investigator: Michael Penn, Religious Studies
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Palladio is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data.
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Çatalhöyük Living Archive

Using spatial-temporal visualization and Linked Data to make 20+ years of excavation results accessible.
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Kindred Britain

A network of 30,000 people, including many iconic figures in British culture, connected through family relationships.
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ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman Empire

Explore and analyze routes and costs associated with travel and commerce in the Roman Empire. Principal Investigator: Walter Scheidel, Classics
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City Nature

Explore and analyze uneven distributions of natural spaces at neighborhood scale in large US cities.
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Geography of the Post

Geography of the Post visualized 14,000 postoffices in the 19th century American West. Principal Investigator: Cameron Blevins
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Grave Reform in Modern China

This project uses digital tools to analyze and narrate the story of funeral reform and grave relocation. Faculty PI: Thomas Mullaney, History
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Authorial London

Explore literary references to London locations in texts by 47 authors, written over 6 centuries.
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Learning and Using R at Stanford

Training opportunities, consulting services, documentation, and other resources to support the Stanford community in learning and using the R software