Digital and Computational Studies Blog

Digital and Computational Studies Initiative Blog

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 & […]

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Dante Today - Citings & Sightings of Dante's Works in Contemporary Culture

Dante Today – Citings & Sightings of Dante’s Works in Contemporary Culture

This experimental website, inspired by students of Arielle Saiber’s “Dante’s Divine Comedy” course, has been built to archive occurrences of Dante and his works in popular and contemporary culture of the twentieth century and beyond. The site catalogs a wide range of Dante “sightings”: from the cursory to the extensive, […]

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A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place

A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place

Previously labeled as one of nation’s most polluted rivers, the Androscoggin River has slowly, if incompletely, recovered over time. Yet the river that allegedly inspired the 1972 Clean Water Act remains veiled in stereotype and ignored by the thousands who live along it. “A River Lost and Found” explores the […]

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Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin

Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin

In the fall of 1971, the first full class of women students arrived on the Bowdoin College campus, ushering in official coeducation. Forty years later, in 2011, when women formed just over 50% of the student body, a group of Bowdoin students took on the task of documenting the history […]

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Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries - ecological and economic connections

Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries – ecological and economic connections

“Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries” is a collaborative project which brings together scientists and students from Bowdoin College, Bates College, the University of Southern Maine,  the Penobscot East Resource Center, the University of Maine and stakeholders throughout the two watersheds. Members of our research team have long and significant experience working […]

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Black Women and Pentecostalism in Diaspora: a two-day symposium

Black Women and Pentecostalism in Diaspora: a two-day symposium

“Black Women and Pentecostalism in Diaspora” is a two-day symposium, which will bring together leading scholars in Africana, religious, and feminist studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and ethnomusicology who work in the United States, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Britain. Participants will unpack the elements of […]

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