March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater Love and Information, a fast-moving kaleidoscope of intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges, and life-changing revelations, is Memorial Hall Award-winning playwright Caryl Churchill’s meditation on relationships in digital culture. Mirroring today’s miniscule attention spans, the play features more than 100 characters in 57 vignettes to […]
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.
March 2, 2018 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium Each semester, the Common Hour program asks members of the student body to nominate a faculty member to present the Karofsky Faculty Encore lecture, honoring that faculty member as a teacher and role model. This semester’s presenter is Sarah Bay-Cheng, Professor and Chair of […]
February 12, 2018 | 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM | Hubbard Hall, Thomas F. Shannon Room  The Trump White House promised “deconstruction of the administrative state”. But what does that mean? Is it happening? In this talk, Professor David E. Lewis of Vanderbilt University will assess President Trump’s approach to managing the executive branch during his first year […]