Peter Bol

Peter Bol

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Founding Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, and the Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Peter Bol

Peter K. Bol is a Harvard College Professor and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He led Harvard’s university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research; in 2005 he was named the first director of the Center for Geographic Analysis. He also directs the China Historical Geographic Information Systems project, a collaboration between Harvard and Fudan University in Shanghai to create a GIS for 2000 years of Chinese history, and is involved in other projects aimed at enhancing digital information linkages between East Asian and Western scholars.

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