Presentations

Invited Lectures

“History After the Digital Turn: How Digital Humanities Has Redefined Scholarship,” Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 9 March 2016.

“Studying Buffalo Bill in the Digital Age: Virtual Worlds, Text Analysis, and Spatial Humanities,” Department of History, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 9 March 2016.

“Doing Digital History With Library Partners,” Digital Scholarship Lab, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, 9 July 2015.

“Digital History, Public History, and the Transformation of Our Discipline in the Digital Turn,” Department of History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, 25 March, 2015.

“Topic Modeling and Distant Reading of the Mountain Meadows Massacre and William F. Cody Corpora,” Emerging Media Initiative Digital Feed, Ball State University, 19 October 2012. | BSU SPO Blog Post |

“Envisaging the West: Cartographic Representations of the American West on the Eve of the Mormon Exodus,” College of Religious Education, Brigham Young University, Omaha, NE, 17 July 2012.

“The History of Digital History: A Theory of How Digital History Changes Our Perspectives,” Teaching History with Technology workshop for 50 Lincoln Public School K-12 teachers, Teaching American History grant, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 18 June 2012.

“Opening a Closed System: Digital History, Public History, and the Transformation of Our Discipline in the Digital Turn,” University of Central Florida Summer Faculty Development Conference, Orlando, FL, 3 May 2012.

“Buffalo Bill’s Great Plains, 1846-1879,” The Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 18 January 2012. | CGPS Podcast |

“Doing History in the Digital Age,” Making Invisible Histories Visible, Omaha Public Schools, 13 July 2010.

“Technology and the Professoriate,” Frye Leadership Institute, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), EDUCAUSE, and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 15 June 2008.

“Models for Sustaining Digital Publications,” CLIR Cyberinfrastructure for Scholars Project Colloquium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2008.

“Lewis and Clark in the Digital Age,” Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Charlottesville, VA, 5 August 2007.

“Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and the Roots of Lewis and Clark,” Association of American Geographers/University of Virginia/American Council of Learned Societies, “Geography and Humanities Symposium,” Charlottesville, VA, June 2007 [Did not attend].

“History in the Digital Age,” Tenneco Lecture Series, sponsored by the Center for Public History in the Department of History, University of Houston, 28 September 2006.

“Exploring Lewis & Clark’s Virginia Using Digital Resources,” Second Annual Teaching American History Conference, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA, March 2004.

“Cartographic Representations of the American West on the Eve of Encounter,” The Frontier, a conference of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 October 2003.

“’Physician, Heal Thyself’: Meriwether Lewis and Medicine,” Grand Rounds lecture, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical Center, 4 September 2003.

“Thomas Jefferson and the West,” Jefferson Symposium, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia, June 18-22, 2003.

“Lewis and Clark: A Publication History,” given as part of a panel titled “Reading, Writing, and Mapping the West,” at the Virginia Festival of the Book, 21 March 2003.

Academic Conferences and Meetings

“The Papers of William F. Cody and Its Multiple Publics,” Association for Documentary Editing Annual Conference Buffalo, NY, June 22–24, 2017.

“Teaching the History Survey Course in an Interactive Learning Space to Better Engage the Learner and Assess Learning,” 6th Annual SALTISE Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 5, 2017.

“The Effectiveness of an iBook Textbook Surrogate in a Flipped Introductory History Course,” 5th Annual SALTISE Conference, University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 3, 2016.

“Virtual Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” THATCamp Indiana 2016, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, April 22, 2016.

“The Papers of William F. Cody,” digital poster session (with Laura Weakly), joint conference of The Society for Textual Scholarship and The Association for Documentary Editing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 18, 2015.

“The Enduring Global Legacy of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” roundtable discussion, Western History Association annual conference, Newport Beach, CA, October 2014. | C-SPAN 3 broadcast of panel discussion

“Teaching Digital History Theory and Methods for Graduate Students,” The Indiana Association of Historians annual meeting, Anderson, IN, March 2014.

“Teaching Digital Methods for History Graduate Students,” roundtable discussion, American Historical Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 3-6, 2013.

Chair, “William F. Cody: Agent of Change,” Shifting Boundaries: Expansion, Invasion, and Violence in the West, Seventh Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, History Graduate Students’ Association, UNL, March 31, 2012.

“Creating ‘Buffalo Bill’ and the Transformative Effects of 1862: Nebraska Plainsman to the Nation, 1869-1883,” 1862-2012: The Making of the Great Plains, 38th Interdisciplinary Symposium, Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL, March 2012.

Chair, “The Future of History Journals in the Digital Age,” roundtable discussion, American Historical Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, January 5-8, 2012.

“The Digital History Seminar,” roundtable discussion, American Historical Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, January 5-8, 2012.

“Authors, Articles, Editors, and Editions: Publishing Scholarship in the Digital Age,” HASTAC International Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, December 2011.

Moderator, “Digital Frontiers: A Digital History Workshop,” workshop session, Western History Association annual conference, Oakland, CA, October 2011.

Moderator, “Digital Frontiers: A Digital History Workshop,” workshop session, Western History Association annual conference, Incline Village, NV, October 2010.

“Technology and Changes to Expect in the Academy, Research and Scholarship Publication,” panel discussion, Knowledge Futures: Discontinuities, Disruptions, and Possibilities, The Halle Institute, Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.

“History 2.0: Engaging the Public in History through the World Wide Web,” round table, National Council on Public History annual meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010.

“Future of Digital Scholarship,” Council on Library and Information Resources Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, April 2009.

Panel Chair, “New Directions in Railroad History: Using Digital Tools to Address Social, Political, and Demographic Mobility in Nebraska and Beyond,” Western History Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2008 [Did not attend].

“’Holy Murder’ Revisited: Violence in Utah Territory,” Panel Discussion, Western History Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2008 [Did not attend].

“Doing Digital History,” Roundtable Discussion, Western Social Science Association annual meeting, Denver, CO, April 2008.

“’Perils of the Plains’: Visualizing Narrative Elements of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre,” Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains, 34th Interdisciplinary Symposium, Department of English, UNO & Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL, April 2008.

“Rumored Massacre on the Plains”: Visualizing Newspaper Accounts of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormon History Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2007.

“The Roots of Lewis and Clark: The Evolution of Jefferson’s West,” part of the round table “Mapping Borders: Region, Nation, and Identity in Digital History,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 2007.

“New Directions in Digital History,” Organization of American Historians regional meeting, Lincoln, NE, July 2006.

“’There Should be a Granite Shaft, and Many Road Markers’: Memorializing the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1859-1999,” Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Denver, CO, April 2005.

Panel Chair, “Three Roads to Mountain Meadows,” Western History Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2004.

“’Over that Spot the Curse of the Almighty Seemed to Have Fallen’: The Mountain Meadows Landscape and Public Memory,” Western Writers of America annual conference, Mesquite, NV, June 2004.

“From Las Vegas de Santa Clara to the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site: Transforming Landscape, Place, and Public Memory in Southwestern Utah,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Memphis, TN, April 2003.

“Lewis and Clark: A Publication History,” part of the panel “Reading, Writing, and Mapping the West,” at the Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, 21 March 2003.

“’Let the Book of the Past Be Closed’?: Public Memory and the Mountain Meadows Massacre Monuments, 1859-1999,” Mormon History Association annual conference, Tucson, AZ, May 2002.

“Constructing Comanche Pasts: Public Memory and the Cuerno Verde Rest Area,” Western History Association annual conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2000.

“Of Monuments and Memories: Reimagining the Past from Kearny, Arizona,” Representing Place: A Conference on Literature, Language, and the Arts, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, November 1998.

“Creating Kearny, AZ: Negotiating Public Memory in the Twentieth-Century American West,” Historical Society of New Mexico/Arizona Historical Society joint conference, Santa Fe, NM, April 1998.

“Pausing to Create the Past: Place, Public Memory, and the Cuerno Verde Rest Area, Colorado City, Colorado,” Western Social Science Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, April 1997.

“When Ramón Gutiérrez Came, the Corn Mothers Fought Back: Playing Politics with Pueblo Pasts,” History and Memory: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 1996.

“Exhuming a Voice from the Past: Birth Trauma on Black Mesa, Arizona (AD 800-1150),” ASUO Women’s Center Women’s History Month Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, March 1995.

“Prehistoric Obstetrics: Why Women Died Young on Black Mesa, Arizona (AD 800-1150),” Debra L. Martin and W. Douglas Seefeldt, poster session, American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 1991.

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