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Digital and Computational Studies

New and emerging technologies are transforming the production and dissemination of knowledge. 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.

Upcoming Events

James Gimpel: "Big Data Insights for Political Campaigns and Elections"

February 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Is big data really something new, or is it simply a new name for the same old data that social scientists, government agencies, and market research companies have relied upon for years? These are questions a lot of people are asking these days, especially when it comes to the use of voter and consumer information in political campaigns. James G. Gimpel, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park will talk about his research into voters and donors using big data.

Advising Students Interested in Computers and Programming

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