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Research Initiatives

Bowdoin students are among a handful of undergraduates nationwide who have the opportunity to be directly involved in Arctic research. In addition to faculty-mentored scientific and environmental fieldwork, students also have access to the collections of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, which provide a rich ground for scholarly, curatorial and cultural studies.

Reseach Project
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Through the Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College faculty, staff and students are involved in research projects across the north. Recent research includes studies of tree-rings in Northern Labrador, identification of historic photographs in Northwest Greenland, and Inuit perceptions of climate change on Baffin Island.

For more information about these projects, follow the links below to external sites. These projects are each supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

Tree-Ring Dating of Inuit Sites in Labrador
Identification of Historic Photographs in Northwest Greenland
Baffin Island Photographic Identification and Oral History Project: A Temporal Study of Inuit Environmental Knowledge