Keynote: Approaching a New Historical Atlas of Midwestern History with Deep Maps and Digital History

Can digital maps revitalize and enhance the study of the American Midwest? Using a project developed in partnership with the Midwestern History Association, Dr. Jason A. Heppler will discuss the role of digital maps in overcoming the limitations of print maps, and how such maps can be used for historical research, teaching, and public engagement. Despite the continued interest in regions and historical atlases devoted to telling regional histories, none have been published about the Midwest. Digital mapmaking can be a corrective to the paucity of Midwestern space and place.

Host: Midwestern History Association | Jun 7, 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.