Associate Professor of History
Teaching and Research Specialties
Digital, American West, public memory, environmental, 19th & 20th century US
Douglas Seefeldt is Assistant Professor and Emerging Media Fellow at Ball State University. His research focuses on the intersections of history and memory in the 19th and 20th-century American West. Seefeldt is Senior Digital Editor of The Papers of William F. Cody at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, and Co-Director of the William F. Cody Archive, as well as a co-editor of the Digital History Project. He is the co-editor, with Jeffrey L. Hantman and Peter S. Onuf, of Across the Continent: Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America , and author of several digital history projects including, Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and the Roots of Lewis and Clark, “Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!”: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse, and Buffalo Bill’s Great Plains. His print scholarship includes a number of journal articles and essays and he is currently working on a book manuscript treating the Mountain Meadows Massacre in public memory.
Seefeldt has taught at the University of Virginia where he was a Woodrow Wilson Academic Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the Virginia Center for Digital History and Director of UVa’s Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Project, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities before joining the faculty at Ball State University in the fall of 2012.
Professional Blog: http://dougseefeldt.net
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