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Hi. I'm Jason.

I am the Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of History at Stanford University, where I collaborate with faculty and graduate students on digital history research, teaching, and publishing. Most of my work focuses on data visualization, humanities design, and digital and spatial history. I write here regularly on my blog, contribute to the BlogWest group blog, and co-host The First Draft podcast and Overanalyze podcast.

I am a 20th century U.S. historian specializing in environmental, the North American West, and digital and public history. I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Machines in the Valley: Community, Urban Change, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley. The book describes the emergence of the Silicon Valley as a political project closely tied to the region's environment, while also charting a story of "nature" becoming a central political issue. I'll have more information about my manuscript in my Open History Notebook where I keep notes and research material for various projects.

Recent Posts

My Open History Notebook

09 February, 2016

Federal Policy, Western Lands, and Malheur

06 January, 2016

Visualizing the Wars of the United States

28 September, 2015

Podcasts Redux

06 June, 2015

United States Historical Cities Populations

07 May, 2015

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