Finding Purpose

The art of teaching is more complex than I imagined as a young teacher. As my own children are entering college, I find myself looking back on my teaching to try to find the most valuable components. What are those things that have transcended my experience as a student at all levels, that which has…

DH: Teaching

Digital history has been a major part of my work as an academic. As I was entering graduate school, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was hiring Will Thomas in a bold new move to embrace a new direction of Digital History. Will had just published, along with Ed Ayers, the first foray into DH that was…

Digital Publishing

Digital Humanities has taken on a different and refined look over the years. Ten years ago, (I can’t believe it was that long ago) I began working on digital history as a part of my master’s and doctoral work. I was fortunate to have two of the best digital historians as mentors. Will Thomas and…

Working on the Railroad

¬† ¬† ¬†Thinking about railroads for most of my life, they have taken on a new identity. When I was a kid, my dad was a railfan. He still is a railfan, but stick with me. I would watch him watch trains pass. I followed along as he built his model railroad set in our…