Douglas Seefeldt

Douglas Seefeldt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Emerging Media Fellow at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he pursues teaching and research interests in Western history, history and memory, and digital history. He took a B.A. from Hampshire College, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. Doug spent three years at the University of Virginia as a Woodrow Wilson Academic Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities where he worked at the Virginia Center for Digital History and served as Director of UVa's Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Project. He was a faculty member in the Department of History and faculty Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he developed several digital history projects including Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and Roots of Lewis and Clark; Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse; and Buffalo Bill's Great Plains. Doug is Senior Digital Editor for the Papers of William F. Cody, and he co-directs, with Katherine Walter, the William F. Cody Archive. He also co-edits, along with William G. Thomas, the Digital History Project, a website that serves as a clearinghouse for discussions of digital history theory and practice and publishes reviews of tools and projects.


A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Turn

This is a collaboratively-written call for the American Historical Association to appoint a task force to survey the profession as to the place of digital historical scholarship in promotion and tenure and graduate student training and to recommend standards and guidelines for the profession to follow. 

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