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.
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, cities, politics, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.