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James C. Caldwell


I'm a graduate student in the Department of History at The University of Western Ontario. My supervisor is Dr. William J. Turkel. Some of my research interests include computational social science, digital humanities, history of medicine (especially relating to the nervous system and cognition), and philosophy of mind. My past projects include a multi-year project with Dr. Janice Forsyth, where I developed a discourse analysis algorithm to determine how sport and physical culture were used as tools of assimilation by the Indian Affairs Department of Canada from 1880 - 1963; and a summer project with Drs. Amy Bell and Bill Turkel, which entailed the creation of an open-source topic clustering algorithm for unstructured qualitative data (available under the software tab on my website). I also provide consulting services in computational methodologies to scholarly and non-governmental organizations, such as the Indigenous Hockey Research Network and the Aboriginal Sport Circle.

Please feel free to reach out if you're interested in collaborating, or if you'd like to learn more about my work. I am very interested in interdisciplinary work and would be happy to bring my knowledge of computational methods to your project.

You can contact me at James.Caldwell.000@gmail.com