Preserving Histories Digitally

Digital technology has become a key component of public history and cultural heritage, from mobile devices, Geographic Information Systems, 3D modeling, augmented reality, and online exhibits. This session will address the ways digital technologies can heighten civic engagement and activism as well as engage communities in creating their histories. Case studies of two community engagement projects will highlight the drawbacks and benefits to using digital techniques in community engagement and emphasize how such approaches can empower communities to tell their stories and experiences.

Event Information

Host: University of Nebraska at Omaha | Mar 17, 2017


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.