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 Initiative invites faculty across the College to work together to integrate new technologies, methodologies and forms of knowledge production into our curriculum and our scholarship.

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DCS Major/Minor Declaration Event

July 9, 2pm EST
July 10, 7am EST

Interested in declaring a
DCS Major/Minor?

Join DCS faculty in a Zoom session for advising conversations and a preview of Fall 2020 courses. Complete either a DCS Major Declaration form or a DCS Minor Declaration form in order to help our faculty to prepare for the session.

To obtain the Zoom invitation please email Crystal Hall, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at



2020 DCS Honor Prize Recipients

Bowdoin seniors Jeannie Davis, Sasa Jovanovic, and Ella Weinstein are the first recipients of the DCS honors prize: Excellence in Digital and Computational Studies. This prize is awarded to an outstanding senior or seniors who have demonstrated overall excellence in their DCS courses or in their service to the program beyond the academic program. We are grateful for their contributions to discussions, projects, and activities during their time at Bowdoin.

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Student Research
KinoLab: A digital humanities project for the analysis of narrative film and media
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