Kaci Nash

M.A.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Master of Arts, History, Certificate in Digital Humanities

August 2012 — University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Lincoln, Nebraska

Certificate of Achievement, Accelerated Legal Assistant Program

2007 — Metropolitan Community College — Omaha, Nebraska

  • Litigation Option

Bachelor of Arts, History with a Minor in Film Studies

May 2005 — University of Kansas — Lawrence, Kansas

  • Senior Thesis: "Beyond the Sphere: Revolutionary Women in Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War"
  • Study Abroad: British Summer Institute in the Humanities, 2004 — England, Scotland

Professional Experience

Research Associate — November 2014 - present
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities — University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Serves as project manager and researcher for O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C. Law & Family, and previously as project manager for "To Enter Africa from America": U.S. Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1847-1919.

Project Manager and Researcher — October 2012 - October 2014
William G. Thomas III — University of Nebraska-Lincoln
O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family and others

Developed and maintained project's research database using HTML, XML, XSLT, and Solr. Conducted project research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the Maryland Historical Society, and Maryland State Archives. Completed the transcription and TEI encoding of eighteenth and nineteenth-century legal documents. Supervised and instructed intern in project procedures. Collaborated with employer in the composition of a presentation and scholarly article. Edited numerous articles for publication, including checking for grammar, content, and conforming to publication style standards,

Project Manager — September 2013 - October 2014
Jeannette Jones — University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"To Enter Africa from America": U.S. Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1847-1919

Coordinated the design, development, and implementation of the digital project. Liasied between historian and technical personnel. Encoded project documents and website using TEI, XML, HTML, and CSS. Assisted historian with text analysis methods including document markup and visualization tools.

Independent Contracting

Researcher — July - December 2015
Joe Starita, A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor

Performed local archival research to obtain documents requested by author. Located and arranged the acquisition of documents from out of state archives and libraries. Transcribed items and delievered to author.

Historian & Researcher — May 2013 - November 2013
Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs — Lincoln, Nebraska
Chief Standing Bear Trail Project

Compiled comprehensive bibliography relating to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's forced relocation to Indian Territory and their return journey. Researched, documented, and mapped the route of the Ponca Tribe to and from Indian Territory. Prepared a report of findings.

Research

Articles

With William G. Thomas III and Robert Shepard. "Places of Exchange: An Analysis of Human and MateriŽl Flows in Civil War Alexandria, Virginia." Civil War History 62, no. 4 (December 2016)

Books

The Long Struggle: Standing Bear and The Ponca. Lincoln: Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016

Digital Scholarship

"With Unabated Fury: The Civil War Journal of Alcander O. Morse, 1862-1864." 2011-2015

"'On our way for the Sunny South, land of Chivalry': Northern Travelogues and the Southern Landscape." May 2011

Conference Papers

"O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family," electronic poster session, Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 14, 2016

"Following Chief Standing Bear: Investigating the Ponca Removal Trail," Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 15, 2015

"From Toronto to Grasshopper Falls: The Westering Impulse of the Codys to 1865," 1862-2012: The Making of the Great Plains Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 29, 2012

"Union Veterans and the Fight over Civil War Memory," Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 9, 2010

Invited Presentations

"O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family," project showcase, American Society for Legal History Pre-Conference Digital History Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, October 27, 2016

"Following Chief Standing Bear: Investigating the Ponca Removal Trail," Meeting of the Friends of Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska, May 28, 2015

"Mapping the Chief Standing Bear Trail," Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Council Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 24, 2013

"Mapping the Chief Standing Bear Trail," Chief Standing Bear Trail Planning Committee Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, August 2, 2013

Workshops

"Mapping Lab," Digital Humanities Bootcamp, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 9, 2015

"Mapping Lab," Digital Humanities Bootcamp, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 10, 2014

Alternate Publications

Exhibit Text, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Native American Art from the Permanent Collection," Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2015

Archival Experience

Graduate Student Volunteer — The History Harvest
September 12, 2010, Nebraska City & October 22, 2011, Omaha

Handled and photographed artifacts for documentation and digitization in web-based archive. Conversed with members of the public about artifacts and their histories.

Archival Volunteer — Summer 2010
Nebraska State Historical Society — Government Records Facility

Organized and prepared the Nebraska Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission Collection for public use.

Departmental & Community Service

Judge, Exhibits, Junior Division, National History Day, Nebraska State Competition, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 12, 2014

Committee Member, Chief Standing Bear Trail Planning Committee, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013-present

Co-Chair, Digital Outreach Committee, History Graduate Students' Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011-2012

Member, Publicity Committee, James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010-2012

Member, Digital Outreach Committee, History Graduate Students' Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010-2011

Judge, Websites, Senior Division, National History Day, Nebraska State Competition, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 17, 2010

Awards & Honors

Lowe R. & Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis Award, February 2013

Research Grant, Sheldon Fund, History Department Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 2011

Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2011

George Edward Woodberry Prize, Honorable Mention, Nineteenth Century Studies, Departments of History and English, "'On our way for the Sunny South, land of Chivalry': Northern Travelogues and the Southern Landscape," digital project, May 2011

Skills and Expertise

Archival research
Transcription of nineteenth-century personal and legal documents
Document digitization
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS-CS6
Web design and encoding, including the following markup languages and styles:
    HTML, CSS, PHP, XML, TEI
Omeka and WordPress web publishing software
Subversion and Git version control systems
Basic knowledge of XSLT, Apache Cocoon, and Apache Solr

Research Fields

Nineteenth-Century America, American Civil War, Family and Social History, New Military History, Digital History