Digital and computational methods and analysis are creating the ability and opportunity to address new questions and data sets, and adding new perspectives to the core questions that have always concerned the humanities, social sciences, and natural & physical sciences.

But these technological transformations are not solely a one-way street. The liberal arts, broadly speaking, also have the power—perhaps the responsibility—to participate in and shape the development, use, and interpretative capabilities of these tools.

Bowdoin’s Digital and Computational Studies invites faculty across the College to work together to integrate new technologies, methodologies and forms of knowledge production into our curriculum and our scholarship.

For more information, you can read the open-access publication by Professors Chown, Hall and Nascimento, "A Critical, Analytical Framework for the Digital Machine.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 46.2 (2021): 458-76.

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