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Preserving Histories Digitally
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  • Jason A Heppler, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Creative Lab
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Start Date
17-3-2017 11:15 AM
End Date
17-3-2017 12:00 PM
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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.

Jason A. Heppler is the Digital Engagement Librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Researcher in Stanford University's Spatial History Project. He earned his B.A. in History from South Dakota State University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on the history of the 20th-century North American West, environmental history, and urban history. Prior to joining UNO in January 2017, he spent four years as a digital historian at Stanford University.

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Jason A Heppler. "Preserving Histories Digitally" (2017)
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