Work

Most of my work sits at the intersection of digital humanities, history, data science, and design. Below are a select few. Find lots more on Github, bl.ocks, and Observable.

Endangered Data Week

Endangered Data Week

Raising awareness about threats to public data.

#deletefacebook

#deletefacebook

Scraping Twitter to explore trends in #deletefacebook.

Mobile Community Archives

Mobile Community Archives

Partnering with community archives throughout the Great Plains.

American Indian Digital History Project

American Indian Digital History Project

Digitizing Indigenous newspapers, photographs, and archival materials from all across Native North America.

Mapping Omaha Bikes

Mapping Omaha Bikes

Mapping the most dangerous areas in the city for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Western Federal Lands

Western Federal Lands

Visualizing the federal government's holdings of Western land.

Marriage of Thames and Rhine

Marriage of Thames and Rhine

An interactive narrative of the journey of the court of Prince-Elector Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey.

Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley

Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley

The digital component of my PhD dissertation using spatial history and digital narrative to explore the environmental history of Silicon Valley.

Prussian Foodstuffs

Prussian Foodstuffs

Exploring changes in taste among food items at the palace in Königsberg, Prussia during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey.

Chinese computing

Chinese computing

Visualizing what Chinese writing looks like in the 21st century. Collaboration with Tom Mullaney.

The First Draft

The First Draft

Discussions about higher education, digital humanities, technology, games, and learning. Hosted by Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler & Paul Zenke.

Wars of the United States

Wars of the United States

Visualizing the wars of the United States, emphasizing the regional exertion of power in the nation's history.

Overanalyze

Overanalyze

Three historians discuss history and popular culture. Hosted by Robert Jordan, Andy Wilson, and Jason Heppler.

Geography of the Post

Geography of the Post

Visualizing the spread of 14,000 post offices in the nineteenth-century American West. Collaboration with Cameron Blevins.

William F. Cody Archive

William F. Cody Archive

Digitizing the papers of William F. Cody.

What is Digital Humanities?

What is Digital Humanities?

Perpetual answers to the perpetual question.


My historical research 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. See my vita for a complete run-down of my research, teaching, and publications.

Publications

Heppler, Jason A., Rebecca Wingo, and Paul Schadewald. Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy. (University of Cincinnati Press) (Forthcoming, 2020).

Heppler, Jason A. Suburban by Nature: Silicon Valley and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. (University of Oklahoma Press) (Forthcoming, 2020).

Locke, Brandon and Jason A. Heppler. “Teaching Data Literacy for Civic Engagement: Resources for Data Capture and Organization.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies (forthcoming, Fall 2018).

Heppler, Jason A., Sarah Melton, Rachel Mattson, and Brandon Locke. “Advocacy, Training, and Awareness Through Endangered Data Week.” Parameters (February 26, 2018). link

Heppler, Jason A., et al. “Arguing with Digital History.” Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University (November 13, 2017). link

Heppler, Jason A. “Green Dreams, Toxic Legacies: Toward a Digital Political Ecology of Silicon Valley.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing vol. 11, no. 1 (March 2017). DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2017.0179.

Heppler, Jason A. “Capturing the Past through Visualization.” In the Companion to Digital History, edited by David Staley (Wiley: Wiley and Sons) (Submitted, 2017). link

Heppler, Jason A. “How Silicon Valley Industry Polluted the Sylvan California Dream.” The Conversation (November 13, 2017). link

Heppler, Jason A. “Machines in the Valley: Community, Urban Change, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley, 1945-1990.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (May 2016). link

Heppler, Jason A. and Douglas Seefeldt. “A National Monument.” The Companion to Custer and the Little Big Horn (Hoboken: Wiley and Sons) (2015). link

Heppler, Jason A. and Gabriel K. Wolfenstein. “Crowdsourcing Public Digital History.” The American Historian (2015). link

Heppler, Jason A., Alex Galarza, and Douglas Seefeldt. “A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Turn.” The Journal of Digital Humanities vol. 1, no. 4 (2012). link

Heppler, Jason A. “The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics.” The Plains Political Tradition, edited by Jon Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald Simmons (Pierre: South Dakota State Historical Society Press) (2011).

Heppler, Jason A. “The Rubyist Historian: Ruby Fundamentals for Humanities Scholars.” (2010). DOI: 10.5281/zendo.9987. link