Publications and Research

Curriculum Vitae   pdf

My work broadly centers on twentieth century political and environmental American history. My work ranges from political and cultural change, urban and environmental history, political culture, historical memory, and the North American West. As a public historian, I find ways to make academically-oriented history accessible to the general public and involve communities in their local histories. My belief in the importance of public history enhances my approach to digital history. As a digital historian, I collaborate with colleagues, students, and the community to create digital projects. I am interested in exploring how digital history can intersect with public history and generate projects that conserve and interpret the past.

I serve on the editorial board of The Middle West Review and Studies in Midwestern History, and serve on the digital content advisory board for The American Yawp, an online, free, collaboratively-written textbook of American History.

Books, Articles, and Book Chapters

2017

  • “Green Dreams, Toxic Legacies: The Digital Political Ecology of Silicon Valley”, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, vol. 11, no. 1 (March 2017): 68-85. DOI 10.3366/ijhac.2017.0179 Abstract

2016

  • “Machines in the Valley: Community, Urban Change, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley, 1945-1990.” Ph.D. dissertation. Abstract

2015

  • “A National Monument.” The Companion to Custer and the Little Big Horn, ed. Brad Lookingbill. Abstract
  • “Crowdsourcing Public Digital History” The American Historian. Abstract

2012

  • “A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Turn” The Journal of Digital Humanities. Abstract
  • The Rubyist Historian: Ruby Fundamentals for Humanist Scholars. Abstract

2011

  • “The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics.” The Plains Political Tradition, ed. Jon Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald Simmons. Abstract

2009

  • “Framing Red Power: The American Indian Movement, the Trail of Broken Treaties, and the Politics of Media.” M.A. Thesis. Abstract

Digital Research and Scholarship

2016

  • “Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley.” Abstract

2015

  • “What is Digital Humanities?” Abstract

2014

2012

  • “'Self-sustaining and a good citizen': William F. Cody and the Progressive Wild West” Abstract

2009

  • “Framing Red Power: The Trail of Broken Treaties, the American Indian Movement, and the Politics of Media.” Abstract

In Progress

2017

  • Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy Abstract
  • Suburban by Nature: Environmental Politics and the Making of Silicon Valley Abstract

2016

  • “Humanistic Approaches to Data Visualization” Abstract

Essays and Reviews

2017

  • Review of Nature of Childhood: An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865 by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg in the Middle West Review. Abstract

2016

  • Review of American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History by the University of Richmond in the Journal of American History. Abstract
  • Review of U.S. News Map by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and eHistory.org in the Journal of American History. Abstract

2012

  • Review of Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism by Bradley Shreve in South Dakota History. Abstract

2010

  • Review of Google Earth for Historians in The Digital History Project. Abstract

2009

  • Review of American Indian Mafia: An FBI Agent’s True Story about Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American Indian Movement by Joseph Trimbach in South Dakota History. Abstract
  • Review of TokenX in The Digital History Project. Abstract

2008

  • Review of Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee by Akim Reinhardt in South Dakota History. Abstract
  • Review of The Countryside Transformed: The Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Creation of the Modern Landscape by William g. Thomas et al., in The Digital History Project. Abstract

About

Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.

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